This Seville-based death metal band was founded in 2004. The group’s sound was more akin to Swedeath at that point. The band issued a demo whose name made little sense in 2005. It was called A Desert Way To Soul. The 2006 demo was named Empty Remembrances. Seville’s own Grotesque Productions signed the band and issued Nec Spe Nec Metu. The band was inactive for a while.
NETER – INFERUS – SATANATH
Here is a meat and potatoes death metal band that delivers the music ideally without resorting to gimmickry or inferiority. The band’s newest album is heady, hefty and heavy. The album’s nine songs demonstrate a band capable of playing the heavy riffs and the fast parts all with a deep singer and a fat sound. The bass is distorted and the lead guitarist capable, although every single solo falls short time-wise. The band deliberately keeps its lead work short either to be a tease or unable to further them along. The Cords Of Sheol is a minute-long intro that leads to first proper song Faceless. This song, like its follow-up Rebirth Of The Overthrown, holds the line on the speed aspect, but the latter track has a dangerous riff that hits hard. The Pillars Of Heracles nicely speeds up, but tells again a pattern the listener would notice later on the disc. The music, and especially the drummer, may be speeding up, but the singer maintains his own pace. Often the guitars or the drums may opt to punish the listener with additional heft or speed, but it does not follow that their fellow musicians would follow. It is both interesting and indicative of good musicianship, but on occasion a death metal fan would wish that the whole band would charge forward. Hey, speed rules after all! It is a beast when Neter speeds partly sound is so gargantuan – inclusive of old school metal solos, nice time changes and good guitar tapping. Blazing Fallout shines the light on the chink in the band’s armour, namely the weak bass drum sound. Singer Manuel Gestoso is impressive and deep and occasionally reminiscent of Johan Hegg. Atlantis Of The Sands has a welcome velocity explosion and effective drum pattern. Galvanize is powerful and demonstrates authority, but Primordial Entity is less effective. Endemic Warfare is cool, not only for its death metal, but also because the distorted bass reveals itself for a moment as the guitars pause around it. The Eye Of Sirius ends the album on another high note and contains a haunting melody. Uncharacteristically, there is a Cannibal Corpse-ish guitar pattern on the track, which one does not encounter elsewhere on the disc.
Inferus is a genuine death metal album with interesting titles. The band deserves a bigger profile with the death metal fanatics if this album is any indication. – Ali “The Metallian”