York metalcore rockers InVisions have slowly been teasing their self released debut album, Never Nothing, for a while now. Having released three singles from the record – Turn Up, a party anthem. followed by Purge, tinged with the darker side of metalcore and concluding with the latest single is Soul Seeker. The album is finally here and it’s as loud and in your face as imagined.
“Never Nothing’ refers to a theme that is lyrically consistent across the album. Almost every song relates to how everybody hides behind a front but actually there’s so much more going on. People in today’s society love to pretend that they’re immune to any extreme of emotion when in reality that is never the case.” says Alex Scott of the band.
The album is certainly one that is raw on all levels. Emotionally and lyrically it sets out to do exactly what the band say and reaches into those areas of emotion people try and hide from. With track titles such as Torment, The Damaged Ones and Soul Seeker, it is quite clear of the angle the band are taking.
Musically there is something about the album that feels a little unpolished, but it is something that really adds to it and is often something about this genre of music that people want; an edge. The Haunting is a track that in particular stands out. The metal combination of screams mixed with cleaner vocals is something InVisions have got great balance of. The cleaner vocals, throughout the album, have that raw edge which combined with lyrical content matches perfectly.
One of the standouts on the album is Hate Me (Forsake Me), the short, slightly, softer instrumental interludes and big singalong lyrics create a catchy track that would surely work incredibly live. Album closer Illusionist keeps the passion and drive that has filled the album going until the end. The album never ceases to slow down or lull; it is loud and hard hitting throughout.
Never Nothing is a metalcore album that fits right in with todays metal scene incredibly well. Full of solid rock tracks that if performed to the standard that they are on this album will be an absolute treat. Alt Corner are fans.