Heavycore review


A lot can be said for solo musical projects. Not only does the solo artist need to able to use each instrument fluently, but the musician must also have strong songwriting ability. What's the use of knowing how to play all the instruments if you cannot properly convey your ideas through them? Well, Indigent's 2004 demo shows strength in both sides. One listen through this demo will be proof enough of the songwriting power contained here. As for the musical capability and technicality, all you need is to listen to the first minute of "Disgust" to be convinced that he has more than enough to handle a project of this extent. With his Indigent endeavor, Richard has developed a style of melodic death metal that gives the inherent feelings of fear and apprehension but still has an underlying comfort or welcoming to the sound. Put simply, this music is ever evolving and never stops moving, causing you to change and move with it. The guitar work is immensely vast and addicting, demanding your attention. With no boundaries set, it keeps you in curiosity as to where it'll take you next. It easily and swiftly flows from harmonious ringing to a wicked bashing. Richard's bass style contains its own rhythm which may almost seem confusing at first listen. But instead of being distracting it emphasizes focus on the main melody. The drumming is nothing short of original. While it may still contain hints of percussive parts used often in metal, the way it's used as a whole is what makes it unique. These strange, interconnecting drum lines seem to pull the song along and hurtle it into the unknown. The vocals are pitiless and harsh but are maybe a little low in the mix, that's the only low point as to the quality of the recording itself. The rest of the sound comes through with great transparency. I am earnestly awaiting further works from Indigent. To find out more, head to www.indigent.co.uk
Luke Offield (3 Headed Moses)

Last Updated: 14-Jan-2005 23:20