In a couple of days, BoDo will rattle with the sounds of DevilDriver, Holy Grail, Incite, Hemlock and Mortal Enemy, and when Incite drops its first savage note its fourth and spanking-new album will be barely a week old.
Oppression (Minus Head Records; April 22, 2016) comes two years after 2014's Up In Hell, which many fans and critics saw as the definitive example of Incite coming into its own. Now, the explosive Oppression illuminates the Arizona-born band's evolution, particularly its ability to throw down tight, brutal groove metal--and how to choose (or at least work with) a producer. Steve Evetts', an accomplished producer, engineer, mixer and instrumentalist, has worked with a wide range of emo, metal, punk and rock bands, like Dillinger Escape Plan, Poison the Well, The Misfits, The Cure, Basque rockers Berri Txarrak and hundreds more. Evetts even worked with death/groove/thrash metal trailblazers Sepultura--cool not only because, well, Sepultura, but because Incite vocalist Richie Cavalera is the son of Sepultura co-founder Max Cavalera. The younger Cavalera has learned from one of the best, worked with one of the best and is proud of the results, telling Alternative Press, "This is an album full of aggression, frustration and pure energy. From beginning to end, you get a constant metal feel that's organic and crushing ... I couldn't be any more fired up than I am right now."