Izegrim has been around for several years now and this full-length is the follow-up to their 2013 album 'Congress of the Insane'. The album is written from the first-person point of view. That of the deranged murderer. It's a very interesting concept actually. With each song, the insanity of the inmate seems to grow deeper and stronger. It also makes the album even more interesting than it already is musically, a vast downward spiral into the hellish brain of a killer.
Of course, many people might compare Izegrim with Arch Enemy but that would be kinda lazy. Vocalist/bassist Marloes easily compete with the likes of Carcass, Kreator and Abbath. The entire band can. They blast out their songs with so much energy and intensity that even Slayer would become jealous. 'The Evil Within', for example, truly brings the eighties thrash metal atmosphere into today's extreme metal sound, much to my delight.
For a metalhead, it would be pretty impossible not to bang your head to this stuff. Listening to songs like opener 'White Walls', 'Insanity Is Freedom' or my favorite, closer 'The Ferryman's End', I can easily imagine entire audiences raising their horned fists and screaming along. From the stage, it must look like an ocean of horned fists, creating more noise than a massive horde of berserkers.