Album: "Seemless"
Label: n/a (2001)
Style: Electro-industrial
Songs: 11


Reviewed by: Darklight

Inure is an American dark electro-industrial band that creates a rather typical sound. Basically, you’ve heard this same style of music done many times before. Unfortunately, Inure doesn’t bring anything new or different to the table. That’s not to say that they’re bad. But they’re just not all that exciting, either.

Inure create typical run-of-the-mill, by the book, cookie-cutter electro-industrial music. Their songs are made up of mid-tempo repetitive predictable electronic programming, dense bass beats, sampling and the standard dramatic background melodies. The vocals are extremely distorted and simply shout the lyrics out over the music. Each song basically sounds the same and get redundant long before they’re over.

But there are some good points to be found in their music as well. The quality of this recording is well produced and polished. Also, the band does show skill here. The music is full and well layered with some creative ideas at times. But this is not enough to make this CD recommendable as there are several other artists out there doing this same genre of music much better.

If you’re a big fan of dark electro-industrial music, and must own every electro-industrial CD, you should get this Inure recording. However, if you only like to buy the best the genre has to offer, you might want to pass on this.

The bottom line is that Inure is indeed a good band. But I hope that they try some more fresh and exciting things on their next CD as this Seemless recording is simply average.