Into the Moat / Design
Album: Design   Collection:General
Artist:Into the Moat   Added:Mar 2005
Label:Metal Blade  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-05-15 Pull Date: 2005-07-17 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jul 17 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 5 May 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 02, 2006: Baptism of Solitude (Favorite Heavy Albums of 2005)
Dead Before I Stray
4. Jun 23, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
The Inexorable
2. Jul 14, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
5. Jun 02, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Dead Before I Stray
3. Jun 27, 2005: Happy Hour
Dead Before I Stray
6. Jun 02, 2005: One Fraction Of Time
The Inexorable

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-06-07

This is pretty good techy, extreme metal (not purely death or grind). Somewhere around Soilent Green, Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Candira. Lots of prog & jazzy laden breakdowns and bursts of heaviness. Sometimes a little TOO chaotic - like they use too many parts and not enough songs.
(((1))) Short intro with slow chugging with proggy breakdowns.
(((2))) Thudding with LOUD vocals, big riffs, some strange jazzy breakdowns. Confusing mix but it kinda works.
(((3))) Slower in some parts like metalcore but mostly wacked out & schitzosphrenically structured.
((4)) Pretty generic tech-metalcore
((((5)))) Converege crossed with Cryptopsy? Big sound, a little more straight ahead riffs, et. al.
((6)) Picks up where the last one left off, mid-paced progy extreme metal.
(((7))) Serious Dillinger/Crytopsy worship. Charging & riffy but not all that original.
(((8))) Straight up death metal with a bunch of noodly parts throw in here & there.
((((9)))) Jazzy guitars, thudding, scattered stepping tempos. Very solid riffing.

Track Listing
1. Centurty Ii   5. The Inexorable
2. Empty Shell   6. Fortitudine
3. Dead Before I Stray   7. Beyond Treachery
4. Guardian   8. None Shall Pass
  9. Prologue...