Inch of Dark turn Chapter No. 1

IOD4INCH OF DARK – “Chapter No. 1”
Musical Genera: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock


North Texas based alt-metal band Inch of Dark just released their 4 song EP entitled “Chapter no. 1” Band members include: Jerome Chwalek (Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar), Chad MacKenzie (Rhythm Guitar), Garret Parvin (Bass/Back-up Vocals), Ryan Horn (Drums).

Now getting to the EP: “Chapter no. 1” is their latest release to date and t has much to commend it. Admittedly, there is a whole lot of variety to these arrangements and performances. First: The impressive 4 piece band delivers rock solid playing like a well oiled machine. This is testament to hundreds of hours of rehearsal time no doubt. Second: Chwalek’s voice hits the mark remarkably well within the context of this full throttle catalogue. Third: their overall sound and amazing songwriting touch is action packed. All songs are a skillful combination of Alternative Rock and Hard Rock. Music will remind you of Jon Foreman, Kutess, Hawk Nelson and Falling Up. I can also hear Disturbed and Alice in Chains. Inch of Dark have the power and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous but there’s also a unique quality to this catalogue that breaks the mold when compared to the overly predictable, forgetful rock that’s been filling the airwaves lately. What am I trying to say – well let me start by saying there is nothing predictable and forgetful about Inch of Dark. Weather live or in the studio Inch of Dark is one of the hottest hard rock bands I’ve heard in quite some time. I will add not every square inch is filled with musical ambience delivered under duress – but musical space this allows the music to breathe on its own with passion and lyrics that cannot be faked. “Chapter no. 1” covers so much ground and despite this it manages to not spread itself to thin across the sonic space – nicely done! This is harder to do than it sounds and can only be a by product of being ones self musically.

Top Track: Failure

I’ve always said if you can play it a party, then it’s marketable. The music is extremely marketable – with a raw sound and passionate yet entertaining punch – no doubt very much like the band itself. This 30+ minute experience will genuinely rock your world, shake the tree and leave you high and dry wanting more.

Rating 8/10

Heather Savage edited by Michael Rand
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