REVIEW: InVisions – ‘Deadlock’


by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Yorkshire metalcore heavyweights InVisions return with their most explosive and ambitious offering yet with third album ‘Deadlock’. This record with created and self-recorded by the band during the lockdown and mixed again by producer Joe Graves (Asking Alexandria, Deaf Havana, Glamour Of The Kill). ‘Deadlock’ asserts how the band is ready to take things to the next level.

Opening blistering track ‘The 6 6 9’ has a tense sonic instrumental intro before the heavy as hell brutal vocals come in. The band delivers straight-up nonsense metalcore; however, towards the end, it offers a bit of relief before going all guns blazing again, making for a forceful start.

‘Half Life’ features fast killer riffs and is more melodic than the opener, adding more diversity and keeping energy running high. ‘Annihilist’ has a perfect balance of brutality and melody, with the clean, catchy chorus offering a break from the onslaught, but the verses bring in plenty of heft.

The manic ‘D V P E’ has a lot going on, including some impressive, screamed rapping and highlights, a variety of aggressive vocals, and a colossal breakdown delivered tremendously, while the tuneful ‘Hindsight’ with its resonant intro, bouncy riffs, and memorable chorus make it a must-hear.

The title track ‘Deadlock’ is rampaging and robust and shows them at their finest with yet another powerful, hard-hitting chorus. With the ‘Last Light’, it lulls you into a false sense of comfort with its mellow intro before it goes full throttle. This song offers some of the best, most diverse vocals and highlights their softer mainstream elements intertwined with their savage metalcore and how well they master this.

The crushing ‘Amour’ is devastatingly heavy but remains melodic. ‘D E A L E R’ triumphs with its stomping groovy riffs that will get you moving and is a blazing track in speed and precision.

The shortest track, ‘Inertia’ is the band at their lightest and gives you a chance to catch your breath after the destruction. The final blow, ‘Fall With Me’ keeps things consistently heavy and tuneful, going out doing what they do best, delivering a heavy slab of memorable bloodthirsty metalcore.

‘Deadlock’ is brimming with tonnes of melody, ferocity and unrelenting energy in equal measure, and it is clear the band are ravenous to keep pushing further and evolve. This offering is their most ambitious with more emphasis on the expansive sonic elements, and it pays off and asserts that they are a band to watch out for in shaping the UK metalcore scene.

‘Deadlock’ is released independently 11th February 2022.

InVisions will play two headline album release shows in April:

15.04 Leeds, The Key Club
16.04 London, The Black Heart

InVisions are:

Ben Ville – Vocals
Lucas Gabb – Guitar
Alex Scott – Guitar
Josh Hardy – Drums

InVisions online:
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