FATALIST

"The Depths of Inhumanity" (Ibex Moon; 2009)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Hailing from sunny California, old school death metal purveyors Fatalist get the Stockholm-sound down pat on "The Depths of Inhumanity." In fact, Fatalist originated as a Stockholm-styled old school death metal band called Stockholm Syndrome. It's pretty clear where the band's influences are.

It goes without saying that the sound made famous by Sunlight Studios is in spades here. Fatalist charge forward with crunchy guitar tones, thick production, and solid songwriting.

"The Depths of Inhumanity" has eleven tracks of mostly mid-paced tracks that pay honest homage to the past while allowing modern melodic sensibilities to make their presence known. The merging of past and present enhances the overall impact of "The Depths of Inhumanity."

Fatalist is Wes Caley on vocals and guitars, Neil Burkdoll on guitars, Art Hayes on bass, and Tyler Castro on drums.

For more information visit http://www.fatalistband.com/.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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