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Don't bother - 15%

FagsAreGay, December 9th, 2005

From beginning to end, Scar Culture pummels through with uncompromising, in-your-face attitude; and sheer, uncompromising, in-your-face lack of talent. How this band ever made it to CenturyMedia is beyond me. This is hardly decent metal...this is nu-metal with some heavy drums, faster beats, and heavier-distorted guitars than the average mallcore band, and that's it. You won't find a shred of creativity on this album as the whole thing bores from beginning to end, making this listen seem endless, as well as a horrid waste of money.

The vocals are relentless, yet so annoying and even aggravating after a while since the singer shouts the same lyrics forever. If they were catchy, creative lyrics, maybe "Inscribe" would have seemed better than it is, but this stuff has Mudvayne written all over it.

Duke Borisov does not really offer much on drums with the exception of particularly fast and catchy double-bass pedal action. Other than that, his drumming just does not cut it as it usually follows the guitar for all its monotony.

And how about the bassist? Oh, he's there...somewhere.

"Inscribe" also demonstrates some of the poorest guitarwork anyone can know. Around the song Servant, the guitar gets weak, and even weaker and more unoriginal as the album progresses (time-wise, definitely not music-wise). What's even worse is how Conley tries to fool the listener by adding a few Dying Fetus-like pinch harmonics to add class to the songs, but even that gets redundant.

Simply put, "Inscribe" is a grand showcase of talentless musicians attempting to play death/grind with the monotony of the sorriest mallcore bands. There are a few good songs on this album, which really are the highlights too and make for the only acceptable reason for a listen to this horrendous effort. "Visions", "Keept it to Myself", and "Color Returns" are the only way someone can really purchase this album with replay value in mind. Other than that, avoid this, and don't be deceived by the neat cover artwork or the CenturyMedia label. “Inscribe” offers nothing new, and no talent whatsoever.