Inure - The Call
Industrial Rock Since I did a review of Inure's album 'The Offering' during the spring last year, I felt somewhat obliged to do a review of this EP taken from that album called 'The Call'. I found the album to be quite grey and generic, and this EP does not fare any better, it actually just makes it worse.

The only really interesting thing I actually found on this EP is the way to incorporate the classic Rage Against The Machine riff 24 seconds into the song "Bulls on Parade" in the end of the "The Call (Shok's Star Sixty Nine Remix)". The rest of the remix is quite crap though.

Cryogen Second try their best on "The Offering", Extinction Front does a dancefloor remix of "All Alone", Alter Der Ruine and Anthony Jones have their takes on "The Call" and Rotersand try their best on "This Death". Even though Rotersand is far from their A game, their remix has a nice beat to it, incorporated some nice melodies, tossed the guitars into the far back (a sample is all that remains). However, if someone gave me that track and said "this is a single from the band whatever", I would have graded it quite low. Just so you know where on the scale we are currently hanging out.

What could come off as interesting is the new track "Blinding", I guess you can call it a ballad, with female vocals and a quite heavy and slow driven chorus. The track is far from great, but at least Inure manages to steal my attention for a few minutes, that's more than what they've managed before.

I really start to wonder why Metropolis Records, who often have a pretty impressive set of releases, signed this. I'm willing to give Inure the benefit of a doubt and give their next album a try, but I have a feeling that me and Inure is going to go separate ways. But it's not going to be a sad or dramatic separation, both of us are simply going to wonder how we ended up together in the first place, perhaps it was just the nice cover art.
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Inure - The Call

Since I did a review of Inure's album 'The Offering' during the spring last year, I felt somewhat obliged to do a review of this EP taken from that album called 'The Call'. I found the album to be quite grey and generic, and this EP does not fare any better, it actually just makes it worse.

The only really interesting thing I actually found on this EP is the way to incorporate the classic Rage Against The Machine riff 24 seconds into the song "Bulls on Parade" in the end of the "The Call (Shok's Star Sixty Nine Remix)". The rest of the remix is quite crap though.

Cryogen Second try their best on "The Offering", Extinction Front does a dancefloor remix of "All Alone", Alter Der Ruine and Anthony Jones have their takes on "The Call" and Rotersand try their best on "This Death". Even though Rotersand is far from their A game, their remix has a nice beat to it, incorporated some nice melodies, tossed the guitars into the far back (a sample is all that remains). However, if someone gave me that track and said "this is a single from the band whatever", I would have graded it quite low. Just so you know where on the scale we are currently hanging out.

What could come off as interesting is the new track "Blinding", I guess you can call it a ballad, with female vocals and a quite heavy and slow driven chorus. The track is far from great, but at least Inure manages to steal my attention for a few minutes, that's more than what they've managed before.

I really start to wonder why Metropolis Records, who often have a pretty impressive set of releases, signed this. I'm willing to give Inure the benefit of a doubt and give their next album a try, but I have a feeling that me and Inure is going to go separate ways. But it's not going to be a sad or dramatic separation, both of us are simply going to wonder how we ended up together in the first place, perhaps it was just the nice cover art. Jan 18 2013

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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