INSANIAM – Ominous Era

Rating: 4/5
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Released: 2018
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Band Line-up:

Neuros – Vocals
Anxxiet – Guitars
Vacuous – Guitars
Psycho – Bass
Theryan – Drums


1. Disequilibrium
2. Let The Fever Explode
3. Epidemic Race
4. Primal Fear
5. Chrysalis
6. The Reign Of Mist
7. Mother Whispers In My Ear
8. Vermin
9. Moths
10. Flesh That Fuels
11. NNN


Well shit the bed and all that folks yet again I have been given a massive sideswipe to the face by an unexpectedly fantastic band. On first impressions and after seeing a picture of said people I honestly thought I was in for an album full of Slipknot type rubbish. Don’t get me wrong when I see bands full of Druid looking dudes or others holding swords my mind does tend to instantly think ‘What the fuck?’.

I am always happy to admit when I am wrong, and Spain’s INSANIAM are yet another example of why I have this profound ability. These guys have gone with an image, and I’m all fine with that, the sheer fact that they kick some serious butt should be enough for most, and by the seven gods they have kicked mine.

A mix of styles, at times reminding me of some of the newer Satyricon, then a bit of Blade Runner get’s chucked in, and then they rip your face off again. Heavy shit. Not for a moment are these people to be underestimated because that would be sheer folly. If you want a further comparison of music then you’ll have to find it yourself. Black yes, death yes, different yes.

“Mother Whispers In My Ear’ is a good start. Galloping riffs abound, as do more open thrash metal type sections, but it all fits into a mish mosh of absolute power that is very hard to ignore. ‘Primal Fear’ is another cracker with absolute superb pacing, a showcase of intent and direction.

So good. Get on board and have a go, you won’t regret it.

 Review by The Great Mackintosh