Inheritors EP
Inheritors EP

INHERITORS – INHERITORS EP

Record Label ; self released
Rating ; 3.5 / 5

Inheritors is like a bunch of young people who were born too late and fell desperately in love with 80’s thrash metal. They have to be in 1986 – era when The Big Four and Bay Area music scene reached its peak. At a first glance, they might be stuck there too indiscriminately. Inheritors is the new band in Malang’s metal circuit which recently released an EP containing five songs. Their compositions are pretty awesome and full of energy. Although, admittedly, there are still many pieces of classic riffs and beats tucked in here and there, taken from Slayer, Exodus, Metallica and Megadeth. Yeah, it’s still hard to find the ‘originalities’ of an upcoming thrash metal band that already has decided to be ‘old-school’. It seems like this band must explore and try more harder.

Interestingly, Inheritors love the horror theme and executed ‘em with great appreciation and affection. In the “Chainsaw Massacre” which is taken from the legendary horror film, for example; “Chainsaw, dead bodies everywhere / Massacre on a summertime / Chainsaw, is a bloodbath honey / Massacre, on august 18th / Ed Gein is gonna fuck you up!”

Also there is an excessive fanaticism of the zombie – good news for fans of Walking Dead movie series – in which they praise; “We are the zombie squad / Your brain is going to rot / We are the zombie squad / Famine sight, eyes that bleed.” Till finally, Noviar Rahmat & Co. bet big enough to sing the words “Lay down your soul to the gods of rock n’ roll” while covering Venom’s “Black Metal”. Well, they can’t go back anymore and now they need to prove that the job is not finished. Like, how far are they able to give up their soul to the Gods of rock and metal?!…

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Inheritors ibarat sekumpulan anak muda yang dilahirkan terlambat dan jatuh cinta mati-matian pada musik thrash metal era 80-an. Mereka kudunya ada di tahun 1986 – ketika komplotan The Big Four dan skena Bay Area mencapai puncak kejayaannya. Sepintas mungkin dengan cara yang terlalu membabi-buta. Band yang tergolong anyar di sirkuit musik metal kota Malang ini tiba-tiba merilis EP berisi lima lagu. Mengejutkan. Komposisi musiknya cukup dahsyat dan penuh tenaga. Meski harus diakui masih banyak potongan riff dan beat klasik warisan Slayer, Exodus, Metallica dan Megadeth yang menempel di beberapa bagian. Sulit memang mencari ‘orisinalitas’ pada band thrash metal yang sudah terlanjur memutuskan untuk ‘old-school’. Sepertinya band ini musti mencoba eksplor lebih keras lagi.

Menariknya, Inheritors menggemari tema horor dan tereksekusi dengan penuh penghayatan. Pada “Chainsaw Massacre” yang diambil dari film horor legendaris, misalnya; “Chainsaw, dead bodies everywhere / Massacre on a summertime / Chainsaw, is a bloodbath honey / Massacre, on august 18th / Ed Gein is gonna fuck you up!”

Juga ada fanatisme yang berlebih pada zombie – kabar baik bagi penonton serial Walking Dead yang taat – di mana mereka mengakui; “We are the zombie squad / Your brain is going to rot / We are the zombie squad / Famine sight, eyes that bleed.” Sampai akhirnya Noviar Rahmat dkk bertaruh cukup besar dengan menyanyikan bait “Lay down your soul to the gods of rock n’ roll” saat mengkover lagu “Black Metal” milik Venom. Mereka tidak bisa kembali dan musti membuktikan pekerjaan yang belum tuntas ini. Seberapa jauh lagi mereka mampu merelakan jiwanya untuk diselimuti oleh dewa-dewa rock dan metal?!…

Tracklist
1. Chainsaw Massacre
2. Killer Klowns
3. Zombie Squad
4. Terror In The Desert
5. Black Metal (Venom cover)

Links
Twitter ; @Inheritors666

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