off death metal with some chips of hatecore (like in the chorus of "Man
Eater", "Brain Wash", "Steps
to Paradise" and in most of the vocals); the riffs rule everything
around, both when they are imperious as in "Shit Factory"
and when they are more death/grind like in "Forgotten Live",
also featuring 2 clean guitar lins (this is actually the only a bit
Dying Fetus-esque track); "Eat so Izzy" is the cover
of the popular Guns 'n' Roses' song, played in a most hardcore manner
and a lot shortened, as a matter of fact.
Later you find some demonic vocals in "Leper", whilst
the ones in "Carved into Flesh" may even remind of
old Sepultura or Nailbomb; thing is that these 5 guys have prepared
a quite various and pleasant record, where vocals, drums and 6 strings
take no prisoners at all.
Add another cover, Brutal Truth's "Birth of Ignorance"
and you'll have the band's coordinates clear. A curiosity: track Nr.
15 includes the last track + all the previous 14 ones again, with no
differences regarding the mixing, the order and stuff; is this maybe
to fight the wear and tear of time and avoid the listener to burn the
The recording is really good, balanced, cutting and a little dirty,
but hey! This is metal!
All you find in their down-to-earth lyrics is destruction and desperation;
there's no will to hide the truth from Inside Conflict, for the truth
hurts, but you gotta face it sooner or later.
Hope for today...
Pain for tomorrow
Life in decay...
Death in sorrow
This is "Unearthed from Wonderland" in a nutshell:
a magnificent pig to buy in a poke.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 5/12/01