Frank D. : Strong willed? Thick headed? Chaotic? Arrogant? Just some impressions after listening to this new album by In Tha Umbra. After little over ten years this band comes up with another disc and I have to be honest: I can't digest it in one go. Even after listening to it a couple of times the spark just won't fly.
The strange mix of death metal, prog and black metal is independent and strong willed, that's for sure, but it also sounds very chaotic. The band is so busy with difficult things that they obviously totally forgot that they were making something people have to grasp. The whole works on me like Calcutta on a blistering day... it just drives me nuts. The slightly seventies like 'And Damnation's Rash Bled Fevers' is a rare resting point in this inferno of sound. Nope, last time around I was really impressed, but with this album the band falls back.