CONVULSE – Inner Evil
Ahh, the expectations, the expectations. After first reading about it and then receiving the new EP from finnish death metal legends Convulse I must admit my hopes where pretty high for a new lession in how to do proper old school death metal.
"Inner Evil" is the first sign of life since 1994 and their second and last full-length "Reflections". An album that was quite good but did not live up to their fantastic debut, "World Without God" from 1991.
The first thing that did put me off is the fact that this EP only contains two tracks. A bit dissapointing I must admit but what matters is the quality of the music not the amount.
"Inner Evil" is good but not old Convulse good. The songs have the evil vibe that we all long for but the band seems a little more mature now. Their death metal is more well played, more structured and less intense and grim like earlier.
The production is also more clean and does not rime well with the just brilliant album cover that just reeks of old school nostalgia.
The two songs, God is Delusion and the title track both play well and does not fail to make my head nod, but like said earlier, they do sound a little more controlled and restrained compared to their now legendary material. But dont get me wrong, this is good but short EP that will for sure get a lot of attention out there.
Anyhow, Convulse is back and what all the children now want for christmas is a new full-length from this finnish band of unholy death metal riders.