Power of Metal.dk Review

Polluted Inheritance
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 18 February, 2013
Playing time: 38:59

Some re-releases are totally redundant and a waste of money, NOT this one! That good music and popularity or record sales are two different things you don't have to tell this Dutch band. Sometimes there is no correlation between good music and sales whatsoever. These Dutch guys created good music, but they probably weren't at the right place at the right time. They had a core fan base in Holland, but outside their own country the metal heads weren't ready for them. Something Pestilence also experienced with their 'Spheres' album.

Polluted Inheritance was formed in 1989 and were inspired by early Death, Massacra and the more technical bands like Cynic, Atheist and Pestilence. In the early nineties a demo song called "The Buriel" was released on the DSFA compilation, the label that also released the first two Within Temptation albums.

This 1992 debut album was produced by Andy Classen and sounds good, even for today's standards. No long tracks that get boring after a while, just good old school death metal with a technical base. The vocals of Jean-Paul Hoorman are awesome, the grunting is extreme but very good articulated and understandable.

If you are not familiar with this band, but are very into the bands I already mentioned, you should check them out, they deserve it.

01. Faces
02. Dissolved
03. Eaten
04. Memories of Sadness
05. Substance of Existence
06. Fear
07. Stillborn
08. After Life
09. Rottings
10. Look Inside
11. Ecocide
Label: Vic Records
Distribution: Vic Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 16 February, 2013
Website: www.myspace.com/pollutedinheritanceband