Describing themselves as death industrial and living up to that title is Fetters. While there is more industrial elements in their music than there is death metal, Fetters still provides you with a harrowing dissonant listen that just about sucks all of the light out of whatever room you are in. With this release Fetters gives you a very immersive album that cloaks you in utter darkness and tries to pry away what sanity and purity that you have left. As each song passes you find yourself diving deeper and deeper into pure abyssal darkness.
This self titled release is thick with writhing darkness and dissonance which gets you engaged early on in the release with the idea that light as you knew it is never going to be the same. Before listening you should already be in a sinister mind set otherwise Fetters will submerge you in a darkness that you may not be prepared for. Fetters begins this release with a track titled Sicken, and this song right off the bat gives you dissonant and cold sounding industrial elements that really set you up for the rest of the record. You get a coldness that chills you to the bone as well as a sort of haunting feeling that is provided by the vocals in the background.
Everything that you hear and experience within Sicken continues throughout the record without failure. Fetters drives home insanity and molten darkness to the point where you may as well be fixed up with a straight jacket yourself. The further that you listen, the farther you decent is and the less likely it is to crawl back out. This self titled release is dense and gives you enough sinister and burning darkness to last you for quite a while. The sound is buzzing and dissonant which gives you a haunting and skin crawling feeling and with the death metal aspects that creep in every now and then you get a sound that is altogether evil.
As mentioned above, Fetters is more industrial than death metal and what you get throughout is thick and calculated coldness from the industrial elements that get paired with dissonant and haunting vocals. There are no soft edges within this release as everything is harsh and grating on the mind. None of the songs sound alike but what you can expect from song to song is a harsh tone that is backed with even more harsh and bone chilling tones.
Overall, this is a good listen that is interesting and captivating in the most sinister of ways. If you are a fan of industrial metal, this is the album for you and if you are looking for something new and interesting this is also the album for you.
Fetters will release their self titled album through Sol y Nieve August 27.