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Ö-Nirik - Incoherence review


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Band: Ö-Nirik
Album: Incoherence
Release date: 2008

01. The Subliminal Level
02. Carnage Of Apostates
03. Incoherence
04. To Die Standing
05. Running After
06. Dreamkeeper
07. Vanity
08. Never Remind
09. Ö-Nirik
10. Mighty Mother Music

Newcomer of the French Metal scene, Ö-Nirik should become a big name in the country if they follow the steps that they're starting to take with the release of their first album "Incoherence". Between Aborted for its violence, Scarve for its technique and even Soilwork for the melodic parts, Ö-Nirik plays a really good Metal, brutal but also melodic. For a first album, this is a good beginning definitely!

The good thing in the music of Ö-Nirik is that it's really varied. When you'll listen to the album you'll be able to listen to brutal Death Metal which can become melodic Death and finally have some really complex parts a la Scarve. This is really interesting because it's all but linear and the fact that the songs are varied clearly minimizes the boredom effect. I mean, of course a great album of Brutal Death can be good from the beginning to its end but when it's really repetitive and monotonous, it can become boring after five minutes and here the variations and change of musical orientations inside the songs give a really refreshing aspect to the music of Ö-Nirik. A song like "To Die Standing" with its really melodic lead guitar and violent drum blasts and vocals will probably remind you Carcass during its "Heartwork" period and even if the purist will say that it's not real Grind, I will just say that I don't give a shit… The melodies are great and don't worry anyway even if some passages can sound a bit like some Gothenburg Death Metal, this is not a new band in this category, Ö-Nirik being a lot more violent and complex.

For a first album I must say that it's really impressive. The guys are all great musicians and the guitarists are able to play amazing soli. Ö-Nirik has its own personal sound and the originality of its music will probably attract a lot of new fans. The album is well produced and the sound is perfect. One more time I will not avoid the comparison with Carcass but I like this mix of violence and melody, my only problem here being just some few clean vocals during the choruses (on "Dreamkeeper" for example) which kill a bit the general naughty ambiance of the album. But all in all the positive points win this match by KO and when you know that it's only a first album we can already expect a lot of great things for the future of the band!

Finally we have in France a band which plays melodic Death Metal but which not only a sad copy of the Swedish melodic Death Metal bands. "Incoherence" is a great first album and I hope that you'll be able to buy it to support a band which deserves all our support to continue its career. When you know that the second album is already in preparation, I think that the best is coming. "Incoherence" is one of my great surprises from France this year, don't let me alone here and buy this album, you'll not regret it!

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 8
Production: 8

Written by Jeff | 21.08.2008


Comments: 5   Visited by: 65 users
22.08.2008 - 00:40

The tracks on their website sounds amazing. I'll try to find it for sure
23.08.2008 - 00:45
haha, brutal melodic dm? wtf?
Blessed is he that murders Christ in himself and in his fellow men.

Written by TheBigRossowski on 10.02.2009 at 16:01

if my wife and I can't conceive, I want a medical shipment of your sperm so our baby will be just like you.
24.08.2008 - 18:15

yeah, it sounds totally retarded. It's like saying "technical punk" or "white black metal"

This is death/thrash metal
24.08.2008 - 18:43

Just listened to the songs on their website. I will definitely give them a chance and buy their album.
"An open mind is like a fortress with it's gates unbarred and unguarded"
04.10.2008 - 00:28

Indeed, sounds quite good. Have to get me their album as well!!

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