Sunday, March 18, 2018

Infernal Torment - Man's True Nature (1995)

   If there was a contest which metal band can produce more brutal  material, probably Infernal Torment would win that. There were plenty of exaggerated albums in the early '90s, but "Man's True Nature" had an exact mix of sound, themes and intensiveness that it resulted something more effective.
   It was like another trying how to reach the possible borders all-round. The insane speed and hammering is one thing, but the sound emphasized the inhuman features the most, which came mostly by the animalistic vocals and the sick lyrics based on sexual perversions and senseless brutality. These were doubtlessly influenced by early Cannibal Corpse, but the insane feeling reminds to Infester. Musically it's different from Cannibal Corpse for sure, they tried to get further. "Man's True Nature" is closer to brutal death/goregrind than to ordinary death metal both in style and concept. The difference is that they kept the constant intensiveness and didn't change the song's structure. For the fans of exaggerated brutality this album counts as a golden classic. Not surprisingly the band wasn't able to exceed it's debut and didn't even try to keep this line, so they returned with a way softer and melodic album before they disappeared.

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