Album Review: Inhuman Condition — “Fearsick”

Inhuman Condition - Fearsick

Believe it or not, there was a time when death metal didn’t have 2,060 different strains and most of it came from a select few geographical areas. For those of us that recall and/or experienced that time knows that while the genre was death metal, the Floridian strain particularly was a shit ton of fun to listen to because of its simplicity, groove, seriously thick bottom end, and very memorable tracks; the music served the songs and the songs served the music. When Inhuman Condition released their debut Rat God last year, it was clear THEY remembered and consequently put out one of the best straight ahead, no frills death metal albums of 2021 and it was of the Floridian strain which hasn’t been very successfully trodden in years. And now with Fearsick, they pile on with sicker riffs, heavier groove, and some serious swamp ass attitude. You may decide to flip the page now since you know where my head’s at on this one, and that’s ok, but I’m sticking to my guns and confident at least one of you will soldier on (thanks mom).

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Initial Descent: July 10 – 16, 2022

Inhuman Condition

Plenty to say here, but everyone that knows me has already heard it and you came here for new metal so, I’ll sum it up in three statements: Be quiet unless you truly have something to add. Be a rock. Don’t be a dick. Simple right? Ha, you’d think. Anywho, new metal Monday is upon us and hot damn we’ve got some treats in store this week starting with a couple of killer death metal albums from Inhuman Condition and Molder, next up is a long awaited grind return from Antigama, progressive metal from Anova Skyway, and a ton more in the list that follows. As usual, plenty here to hit anyone’s funny bone so dig in and we’ll be seeing you here throughout the week.

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CANTO: Inhuman Condition, The Halo Effect, Killswitch Engage, and More

Happy Friday, everyone! I have nothing further to add beyond that.

  • So this is awesome. Crowbar is touring with Spirit Adrift this summer, beginning July 16th and running through August 27th. Not sure how I missed this update earlier in the week. Alas, no stops right in my backyard, but where there’s a will… there’s a way.
  • The Halo Effect unveiled another new single, titled “The Needless End”. Curiously, after loving the first single, I kind of lost sight of this project. Regardless, their debut album, titled Days Of The Lost, is out on August 12th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Killswitch Engage shared more material from their Live at the Palladium streaming event, so we’ll jump there next. Here is the clip for “As Sure as the Sun Will Rise”. That performance is available for the first time digitally today through Metal Blade.
  • Haunt are releasing their seventh full-length album, Windows of Your Heart, on July 1st through Iron Grip and Church Recordings, and today they unveiled a new lyric video for “Mercenaries”.
  • We’re going to wrap up with the ferocious new track from Inhuman Condition, titled “I’m Now The Monster”. That’s the third single taken from Fearsick, which is out on July 15th through Listenable Insanity Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Obsidious, Yautja, Inhuman Condition, and More

It appears I will be making my return to California this year. Twice.

  • Entheos has signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records, which is awesome for them. It doesn’t look like we’re getting the debut release through that label until sometime next year, but for now check out this new teaser video.
  • In advance of the release of The Lurch this coming Friday, Yautja shared a new video for “The Weight”. Give it a watch at this location, and be sure to scoop up their new album at the end of the week, which is out through Relapse Records.
  • Inhuman Condition dropped a new (age-restricted) video for “Killing Pace”, which I suggest you take a few minutes to watch here. In case you weren’t aware (side note: I wasn’t) Rat°God is out on June 4th through Listenable Insanity Records.
  • Obsidious have signed on with Season of Mist, one of my personal favorite labels, with ambitions of releasing their debut with them sometime early next year. Better yet, however, they also released a new track titled “Iconic”, which you can check out directly below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: April 25 – May 1, 2021

I don’t know about you but the live show wait has nearly come to a sudden stop with the announcement of Deicide hitting the road AND coming near me. As far as this show goes, August can’t come soon enough and if any of you are near or somewhat near the ATL, hit me up. Alrighty, we’re back, again, for another installment of “what’s new and exciting this week.” Answer: plenty. Goregäng return from the crypts of death with a few new tracks and a few live tracks, everyone’s favorite hard hitters Gojira offer up album number seven—finally, Mortifero cover that dark folk space I love so much, and ewïg frost continue their reign of beer swillin’, liquor shooting, excellent speed metal. And that’s just the start of a lengthy list that follows. So, hop to it.

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