Well right from the start I noticed that Insense
already had something going for them…they don’t sound like every
other metalcore band! They have a more unique style like a Lamb of God.
It sounds like they have combined sounds from bands like Meshuggah, Dillinger
Escape Plan, Killswitch Engage, Helmet, Pantera and Fear Factory together
to compose their latest, “Soothing Torture.” These tunes use
simplistic riffs with repetition combined with a Meshuggah-like technicality.
Which to me shows some highlights but most of it is just a loud mangled
mass. You can assume that’s what they were trying for since they have
off-timed and chaotic riffs. In other words, there are times on this thirty-six
minutes disc where you will be headbanging along and others where you just
try to follow the beat. “Soothing Torture “ is ten tracks with
their own attitude. I can see Meshuggah fans getting into most of this effort.
But think of the more experimental site of them or you won’t get it.
You might be able to catch them on your television. The track, “I,
Deviant” has a video completed for it already. You will have to keep
and eye out for it on your local music video channel, well at least if you
have a channel that has any balls. This didn’t blow me out of the
water, but this isn’t a dud either...
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins