Incarnia is a Montreal, Canada-based band that purports to death metal, but features a piano player. The band’s At The River’s End demo appeared in 2008. Panoptic Records signed Montreal's “melodic death metal” band Incarnia in early 2010. The band’s album was called Proclamation. A release date was not been announced. The disc appeared in August.
The band duly broke up.
INCARNIA - PROCLAMATION - PANOPTIC RECORDS
Keyboards welcome the listener to this Canadian sextet’s debut. With Dawn Of The Great Rebirth (Ashes Of Our Time Part II) the listener is then plunged into Scandinavian and Finnish type 'melodic death metal' in the vein of Insomnium. Keyboards insist on keeping a high profile but don’t aid in creating any real melody either. Generic drumming immediately heralds the second song, Festivals Of Atonement. It is heavier and the pace picks up before it’s too late, however keyboards again play a major part in the song. Led By Tears can be mistaken for Epica and that’s not in the title alone. Carrion’s start seems to harbour much of the same but there is reprieve as the song picks up for some worthy segments. The final 50 seconds of the song however are an audition for the Tron soundtrack. Odd and out of place. Where Fallen Apostles Assemble is neither an improvement nor a decline, keyboards take their place between both the melodic and not so melodic sections of the song. Yerinia Pestis is perhaps the blackest metal sounding so far. Affinity is the two-minute closer, filler and/or outro. - Anna Tergel