Over the years Sweden has been a treasure trove of death metal goodness and wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly where Inert hails from. This death metal bulldozer of a band only has two people that spearhead the operation and above is the cover art for their debut EP titled Obliteration of the Self. Obliteration of the Self includes three tracks of pure flesh rotting death metal that combines elements of old-school death and more modern death metal. Basically what you have is three tracks that are packed with death, gore and viscera coming out of every crack and crevice possible.
Inert wastes no time at all pile driving you straight into your already desecrated grave as they begin with a song titled Fake Servant of God. Fake Servant of God starts you off quick aiming to melt your skin straight off of your face and melt your flesh off of your bone. This song of course sets the tone for the rest of the EP and what you get within the other two songs is more of the same headbanging and cranium splitting death metal madness.
The overall sound of this EP is sinister and evil as though it had been marinating in pure darkness and filth for quite some time. With that combined with the already evil and sinister tones of death metal you get a listen that is sickeningly dark and filthy. Obliteration of the Self is raw and unfiltered as it seeps blood and exudes a disgusting stench with the passing of each song.
As soon as you begin listening you know that this release is out for blood and that it will do just about all that it can to ensure its consumption of crimson. Obliteration of the Self is a barbaric onslaught of death metal and even though it beats you within an inch of your life you still want to come back for more and more to get your sickening death metal fix.
Each song is riddled with diseased riffs and skin peeling solos supplemented by mordant bass lines and rib caving drumming. All while the instruments are attacking you from all sides the corrosive vocals that pour through your speakers add their own threatening sound to the music as well.
No matter which way you turn to run and hide Inert is there waiting with an ax. This is a strong debut EP that combines old-school elements and modern elements well to create a buzzing and wholly abrasive sound that you can headbang to until your neck snaps.