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Artist:

Inactive Messiah

Album:

Inactive Messiah

Year: 2004
Format: CD
Label: Black Lotus
Genre: [Electro/Nu-Metal/Death Metal/Power Metal]
Overall Rating: 7.5
Music: 7.5
Production: 8.0


Although it's easy to consider Inactive Messiah as a new band, one should note that the band was actually formed back in 2001. However, back then they were known as Womb of Maggots. A year ago the band decided to change its name from "Womb of Maggots" to "Inactive Messiah". This self-titled album is their first release under this new name. In addition to the music itself, "Inactive Messiah" comes with a multimedia CD (which contains lyrics, videos, pictures, wallpapers etc.)

One of Inactive Messiah's strengths is their unique style... I can't tell that I have listened to anything similar in a long, long while. Inactive Messiah's music is a blend of Nu-Metal and Death Metal with occasional electro elements and a hint of melodic power metal. Unfortunately their material isn't of even quality (there are few weaker tracks). "Building Your God" and "Hate in Me" aren't as good as other tracks, but other than that the music is of good quality. Without a doubt, Inactive Messiah has potential (and hopefully their music has demand).

Production on this album has been handled quite well. Few guitar parts have some slight background noise (distortion), but other than that this album is quite clean. "Inactive Messiah" has been mixed and mastered at Finnvox studios in Finland by T.T. Oksala and Minerva Pappi (HIM, Tiamat, etc.) Mostly they have done a good job (the sounds are quite felicitous).

Overall, Inactive Messiah favourably impressed me. As I hadn't heard of them before, I didn't know what to expect. "Inactive Messiah" is especially recommended for the open-minded listeners (listening before buying might be in order though).

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- MAGE (07.01.2005)



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Lefteris: Bass
Dimitris: Guitars
Thanos: Guitars
Mineiro: Vocals
Catherine: Drums
Christos: Keyboards

Guests (from Septic Flesh):
A., Chris: Rhythm Guitars and Keyboards - Samplers on Track 10
V., Fotis: Additional Vocals on Track 7
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Oksala, T.T.
Mastering by: Pappi, Minerva
TRACKLIST:
Inactive Messiah - Inactive Messiah  CD  Cover Image
Album:
01. T.C.D.D.
02. Give Me All
03. Mind Trap
04. Building Your God
05. Hate in Me
06. Blossom of Paranoia
07. Tell Me One Reason
08. Shut the Fuck Up
09. Back to Life/Memories
10. Marble Smiling Face

Multimedia CD:
T.C.D.D. Video
Lyrics
Pictures
Interviews
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Wallpapers
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