Welcome to Demo:listen, your weekly peek into the future of underground metal. Whether it’s death, grind, black, doom, sludge, heavy, progressive, stoner, retro, post-, etc. we’re here to bring you the latest demos from the newest bands. On this week’s Demo:listen, we storm the city gates, astride mighty steeds, battle-tried swords held aloft, bearing the menacing standard of Athens’ Iniquity.
Lift your crests, ye sworn and loyal hordes. Indeed, Manowar have announced their farewell tour, but here come four metal warriors seemingly sent down from the golden firmament. Though for all their speed and rousing élan, they are mortals, sent not from the heavens, but from that venerable city, Athens of Hellas. They call themselves Iniquity and their arcane metal leaves Hermes exhausted and makes Achilles look like milquetoast. Theirs is an epic heavy/speed metal not simply “done right,” but executed with timeless skill and audacious aplomb–like soldiers charging into battle with neither shields or armor. Not to mention, it’s vegan friendly. For you won’t find a single shred of cheese on Iniquity’s demo. Hark! True metal has arrived!
“Along with mainstream heavy metal, we grew up with bands such as Brocas Helm, Manilla Road, Savage Grace and stuff like this,” says Petros, Iniquity’s low-end man. “We are just heavy metal fans and our songs come spontaneously when we start composing music.” The three songs that make up Demo 2016 definitely burst and burn with the kind of spontaneity that comes from a lifetime of devout heavy metal worship. At the same time, they’re composed and performed by clearly seasoned metallions. According to Petros, members of Iniquity also played and play in bands such as “Sacral Rage, Execute, Purifleyethon, Convixion,” just to name a few. So it’s no wonder then that these songs are tighter than the lips of Odysseus’ men inside the Trojan Horse. Plus there’s a Witchkiller cover.
Iniquity’s Demo 2016 is available for download on their Bandcamp page, but if you’re after the true listening experience you’ll want to snag yourself a tape. Better act fast, though, because they are but 100 and they will surely not last.
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