INHIBITIONS – La Danse Macabre
The Greek symphonic black metal force known as Inhibitions returns with their full length titled La Danse Macabre. This album has reminiscence of real 90’s symphonic black metal. It meshes together the sounds perfected by bands like Dark Funeral and Marduk with symphonic elements that bands like Dimmu Borgir and Mirzadeh perfected. The guitar work is nothing hugely inspirational or epic but fits perfectly in the band’s style. The drum work is very precise and heavy but also not too overdone like a lot of black metal releases can be. The vocals vary between black metal shrill screams along with spoken word at the right times.
Tracks like Toxic Rain and Harsh Awakening bring that traditional black metal element which stand out strong in the album that does feature ten tracks including a cover of Satyricon’s K.I.N.G. as well. This release is really strong from this band and is really good but my only wish is that the guitars were not so drowned at times and sounding like just a dull background sound. Altogether though, this is a solid black metal release that I personally would buy. If you are a fan of 90’s sounding black metal with non-overbearing keyboard work that flows with the track, then this is a great release to check out!
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Neil Andersen