Inure - The Offering
Industrial Rock Somewhat unknown Inure have released three albums during the last decade and the third one is called 'The Offering'. Back in 2006, they were actually signed to Alfa-Matrix and released an album and an EP, but my guess few remember that.

Inure produce straight forward industrial rock with few surprises. The riffs may vary every once in a while, but are often mechanical and permanent in its layout. The same goes for the vocals, as they do not even vary much between this chorus and the verse, leaving it all feeling forceless.

I might be pushing things a bit too far, just to make my point, I really enjoy the chorus vocals on the "The Cell" and "This is Life", while "Rapture", "The Mind Killer" and "So Far Away" are all perfect examples of how you can be too static.

'The Offering' is the perfect example of an album being too good to be remembered as crap and too grey to be remembered as great. It secures its place in the twilight zone were all the albums I've rated 6 or 7 ends up, forever collecting dust. And if someone would ask me how the album was, my standard answer would be "I guess it was alright, I don't really remember how it was".

At least it finish off with the overly distorted "Cold", leaving you with a good feeling. Next time, please surprise me and make my eyebrows raise a few millimeters, at least.
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Inure - The Offering

Somewhat unknown Inure have released three albums during the last decade and the third one is called 'The Offering'. Back in 2006, they were actually signed to Alfa-Matrix and released an album and an EP, but my guess few remember that.

Inure produce straight forward industrial rock with few surprises. The riffs may vary every once in a while, but are often mechanical and permanent in its layout. The same goes for the vocals, as they do not even vary much between this chorus and the verse, leaving it all feeling forceless.

I might be pushing things a bit too far, just to make my point, I really enjoy the chorus vocals on the "The Cell" and "This is Life", while "Rapture", "The Mind Killer" and "So Far Away" are all perfect examples of how you can be too static.

'The Offering' is the perfect example of an album being too good to be remembered as crap and too grey to be remembered as great. It secures its place in the twilight zone were all the albums I've rated 6 or 7 ends up, forever collecting dust. And if someone would ask me how the album was, my standard answer would be "I guess it was alright, I don't really remember how it was".

At least it finish off with the overly distorted "Cold", leaving you with a good feeling. Next time, please surprise me and make my eyebrows raise a few millimeters, at least.
May 25 2012

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
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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