The band was founded in 2003 and issued a demo called Aeternum in 2009. Singer Alberto left in 2010 and was replaced by Steffi Garcia. Art Gates Records signed Spain’s [IN MUTE] in 2016. The band was in the recording process for its new album, which was expected to be released in the first quarter of 2017. Pejota left in 2017 and was replaced by Mike. Garcia left in 2018. [IN MUTE]’s 2019 album was entitled Chaos Breeder and due out through Art Gates Records worldwide on November 15th.
IN MUTE – CHAOS BREEDER – ART GATES
In Mute is the type of band we at Metallian Towers do not favour. You know the type. The band is a little groovy, a little technical; there is a little bit of Meshuggah in there and unfortunately a bunch of boy band chanting. It just goes with the territory and the type of monicker the gang has picked.
The band did surprise on the upside however. The background chants are there and they are as unnecessary and clichéd as any other band’s. Fear Factory should suffer a thousand deaths for the vomit they introduced. The middle song Depth Of Suffering sounds like a tune where the band ran out of songs. Unhallowed Divination closes the album, and while being an overall good track, does have a poppy melody to it. The In Mute guys could well be on their way to being the next Dark Tranquillity.
With the above said, the rest of Chaos Breeder is not half bad (if one likes the groovy technical metal thing, that is). For one thing the band is harsh and can be both heavy and fast. The guitars are distorted and by that we refer to both the six strings and the bass. There are moments of genuine brutality on this disc and the lead guitarist can solo if he chooses to. Unfortunately he does not bother too often but the solos on EcceTorment and Calibrated Face leave one longing for more.
Seventy is the mark of a good album and, as such, Metallian thinks this one is a good one. – Ali “The Metallian”