After recording for a short few months at Crunchmaker Studios, New York’s very own Incontinence are here for their debut release Prey for Us, due May 15th via Ultimate Massacre Productions.
This quartet are another fly on the wall in the Death Metal genre, trying to wait for the moment to feast on the carrion of over-saturated acts. They are considerably talented, with a great deal of potential, but the vocals are something that really do hold them back upon their delivery.
Songs such as “Phantom Heart” & “Escape To Slaughter” give the audience a full adrenaline induced breakdown. The energy and pace is fierce and doesn’t relent. They also discuss a real life event in the aforementioned, in which a herd of bison escaped a slaughterhouse, but were eventually hunted down by marksmen. This is unusual for any musician to take a lyrical standpoint from the perspective of an animal, and it’s very successful and interesting.
“The biggest underlying theme of the album is the theme of being under control, losing control and misery in lower-to-middle-class America“, comments the band. “For example, ‘Capitalist Martyr’ deals with a lower-level employee of a large corporation being shamed and forced into working longer hours“. These are themes that are relate-able and need discussing, so I applaud this collective for doing something like this. As these motifs are somewhat ignored within modern music as a whole and not given enough thought and consideration.
Sadly the band is extremely safe in it’s conventions, despite them being very proficient. Overall the release is a great start, but they need to consider their identity, the vocal delivery, and their overall sound, as they can definitely deliver in the future. Invicta look’s forward to any future releases.
Conventional, yet heading in the right direction, Incontinence highlight some of the more key themes in modern day society that need emphasis and discussion. A good start.