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Insolvency – “Antagonism Of The Soul”

Step into the way back machine and let the familial sounds of Insolvency’s “Antagonism Of The Soul”take you back a few decades to the heyday of metalcore. You remember those days right? Of course you do. As I Lay Dying, Unearth, Shadows Fall, Remembering Never, Killswitch Engage and the list goes on and on. Well, their sounds were certainly not lost on these Frenchmen, especially not on “Antagonism Of The Soul.”
“Tears Of The World” recalls the frenzied guitar work and freewheeling nature of Unearth’s seminal genre release “The Oncoming Storm” with galloping leads and throat shredding vocals and the following title track is reminiscent of As I Lay Dying’s “…An Ocean Between Us,” thanks to crushing instances interspersed with moments of serene clarity. Actually, those two albums serve as a pretty good reference point for the rest of “Antagonism Of The Soul” (clean hooks pair off perfectly with malicious barks on “Violation,” a fabulous (and quite extensive) guitar solo, along with som…

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