Review: Inter Arma – Sky Burial

Rated:

3/5

Richmond genre-benders Inter Arma like to go long: Many of the tracks on their second full-length, Sky Burial, clock in at 10-plus minutes apiece. But instead of boring us to death with variations on a theme, they essentially cram three songs from different subgenres into each. Acoustic ballad into epic space-rock jam into full-bore black-metal blast?  Check “The Long Road Home.”  Drone-doom into horror-sludge with a layer of triumphant post-rock chords at the end?  Check “Destroyer.” The downside is that it seems like Inter Arma aren’t sure what kind of music they want to play. The upside is that you’re never sure what’s next. J. BENNETT

Check out “Destroyer” off Sky Burial below: