Do I have no radar for irony? Am I crazy? Or is everybody else? Why is it so difficult to find any evidence linking Swedish death-grinders Inevitable End with the devout Christ-worship that their debut LP The Severed Inception hints at? Does nobody read lyrics anymore? Did you not notice that line that reads "Keeper of life, you are the only true satisfaction / Now rise!" from "Embracing the Origin?" Or the part from "Collapse in Reverse" that reads "The Christ himself is eternal insight / All secrets are hidden in him / He holds the key to your freedom?" This shit is full on evangelism. And it worries me a bit that nobody has picked up on it, that Relapse's publicity corps mentioned nothing of it in their press release that accompanied the album. In a recent ThrashMag.com interview, an unnamed member of Inevitable End wrote "society is on a downfall as the organized system through politics, religions etc. steal (sic) the freedom of mankind." Huzzah for picking up on a point that's been obvious for centuries, but have you read your own band's lyrics?
My worry is less that the message itself is inherently dangerous -- I'm generally in favor of alternate perspectives in metal, even (especially?) those that seem anathema to metal dogma -- and more that Inevitable End and their handlers seem so averse to acknowledging said perspectives. Are they afraid that the band's music isn't strong enough to combat the outpouring of ignorance that would surely flow if Inevitable End were revealed as a quartet of God-fearing Swedes? Maybe the dissonance between the band's Christ-pimping and peppy Cryptopsy vs. Aborted via Behemoth brutalism is too extreme for fans to handle? Either way, something smells awfully fishy on The Severed Inception, and it ain't just the formaldehyde-soaked snake on the cover.