Integrity
Walpürgisnacht


3.5
great

Review

by HSThomas USER (33 Reviews)
June 5th, 2010 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Heavy as hell. The single phrase that sums up this EP.

Integrity for over two decades has been productive in the art of aggression. Only one look at the artwork one can see the mindset of Integrity. It is a raging bull trapped in the year 1985, chasing after a long since shattered iron curtain. They are determined to wipeout the invisible red menace and it seems they have no signs of slowing down.

There are only two tracks upon this EP but the two tracks are headlong charges into Integrity oblivion. Both start with a melodic riff before building into breakneck aggression, a speed that is varied throughout both songs monstrous, crunching riffs. Over this Dwid Hellions' vocals dominate in typical tyrannical form. However the first song is hampered by a needless acoustic bridge to end the song. It is just a bridge to nowhere.

The second track, Mirrors In Reverse, is the real highlight of this EP. The drums are intensive enough to shatter the listener's spine and provide lead weight to already heavy guitar riffs. The streamlined structure allows for the bass to reign free, saving it from being buried behind the drums. It provides a deep rumble within the slower sections to a mournfal toll that interplays with the drums to dictate and stabilise the aggression of the riffs. It is through all this that Dwid's voice rises above, it is his vocal performance that provides the delivery for the ire that is whipped up. His vocal range changes from bestial shouts to doom-drenched growls to distorted screams. The distortion harks back to dictators of old making speeches to their unwilling populace. A little moment of nostalgia for the listener as the distortion and shouting stabs and pummels them in the ears in equal measure before everything winds down to a doomed prophesy.

You can download this off their myspace and HolyTerror.com or buy it in a CD from a389 records(www.a389records.com/ A389 Records). Either way it would be best advised to keep this away from children as if they listened to this the doomed prophecy might just come true...



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Emim
June 6th 2010


30619 Comments


Walpürgisnacht, the night on which the witches make love to the Devil.


Ummmmm

Emim
June 6th 2010


30619 Comments


Nah, dude, it would probably be better for you to leave in. It's related to the album and might preempt any questions.

Emim
June 6th 2010


30619 Comments


Nope, it's pretty good. Have a pos.

Emim
June 6th 2010


30619 Comments


Hmmmmm,

The Crinn - The Crinn
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Periphery - Periphery
The End - Elementary

Try those.

accompliceofmydeath
June 6th 2010


4921 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You're going to do Starkweather?! Awesome. You should stick with great 90's hardcore/metal. Disembodied?

FreePizzaDay
June 6th 2010


1525 Comments


Hell yeah. I will read any review you crank out about Starkweather.

Emim
June 6th 2010


30619 Comments


Right on, mate. Definitely check out The Crinn too, some crazy stuff there.

Emim
June 6th 2010


30619 Comments


You really can't go wrong with them either.

accompliceofmydeath
June 7th 2010


4921 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Vocalist from Rorschach you say? I'm all over that. Definitely check out Disembodied. Possibly the heaviest hardcore band I've ever heard.

demigod!
November 13th 2013


49332 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is pretty dope and all but goddamn they mixed the drums weird

DoctorDoom
December 28th 2014


2987 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, drums are a bit odd, that's what keeps this from being a 4.0 for me. I loved this EP when it first came out.



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