Invertia are a band from Massachusetts that plays a mixture of oppressive black metal and industrial with some death metal elements and this is a review of their 2014 album "Another Scheme Of The Wicked" which will be released by Ohm Resistance.
The album starts out with dark and distorted drones and sounds along with some melody and spoken word samples before adding in a more raw and fast black metal sound mixed in with industrial along with some deep grim vocals which also turn into high pitched screams at times and after awhile solos and leads are added into the music.
When the album goes into other songs the black metal elements become a more dominant part of the music while also focusing more on the darker end of that genre and they also bring in some brutal death metal influences as well as never straying to far away from the industrial sounds and you can also hear some melody in certain sections of the recording along with programmed blast beats.
The second half of the album are all remixed versions of the first part of the recording and it starts out with an industrial noise style of sound before adding in the grim black metal vocals and screams and a few seconds later distorted melodies become a part of the music and they also keep the spoken word samples which where a huge part of the first side of the recording.
When we get more into the second side the bass guitars get more powerful and the industrial sounds along with elements from other genres of electronic music really start to dominate the recording and they also keep around the black metal guitar riffs.
With this album Invertia take an oppressive form of black metal and mix it in with industrial and electronic music while also having some brutal death metal elements which lead up to a very heavy and original sounding recording which also has remixes done by Justin Broadrick of Godflesh and Jesu, End.user of The Blood of Heroes and Submerged of The Blood of Heroes and Method Of Definince.
Song lyrics cover Satanism and Anti Christian themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with some of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Invertia are a very great sounding mixture of oppressive black metal and industrial music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Sidewinding" and "Hourglass Without Sand". 8/5 out of 10.