posted on September 12, 2012 15:16
St. Louis based metal/rock band Inimical Drive is not your normal local metal offering. From catchy hooks and high octane energy, these guys bring everything you would expect from a metal band to the table....and then some. With 10 years of experience under their belts, this group most certainly knows how to do it well and with the recent release of their 4th album, an EP called "Signal The Sirens" on Authentic Artists, they have done just that.
The veteran band, consisting of singer Joel Colby, guitarist Nick Blackburn, bassist Daniel Winter and drummer Mark Nicol recently released EP that was recorded in Laguana Hills, CA and produced by TRAPT bassist Pete Charell. The 5-song release has a good variance in sound from song to song. It is heavy enough to please the loyal Inimical Drive fans but is also open and catchy enough to allow new fans to come in and find out what this band is all about even if they are not fans of metal as a genre. It seems as though ID really worked to incorporate more new elements into in their latest offering, while paying attention to the importance of the hooks.
From the opening notes of the title track “Signal The Sirens”, the EP has a great energy and a huge sound. It has the key metal staples from ID, the big and gravely sound of front man Colby to the signature crunchy guitars, but it also has something more. Inimical Drive also called on a few heavy hitters to join on this production as guest spots from Travis Miguel of Atreyu on “Signal The Sirens” and Robbie Torres of Trapt on “The Call” highlight the release. The great sound, strong vocals from Colby and resonating hooks on "The Call" make it my favorite song on the EP.
All in all, Inimical Drive has really developed into a powerhouse of explosive energy and this new release most definitely reflects that. With a huge sound and an intense (and fun) live show, this band most certainly has all the elements in place to take the next step. If you are a fan of metal and rock, definitely check out what Inimical Drive has to offer, you will most certainly enjoy it.
Check out the new release from Inimical Drive "Sound The Sirens" on their website by clicking HERE.
Check out Inimical Drive live as they play The Crack Fox on September 22nd.
Check out past interviews and reviews in the archive by clicking HERE.
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