Philly House Shows XV: Inter Arma, Decade
Richmond VA’s genre-bending metal unit, Inter Arma treated West Philly to an intimate performance at The Mitten House alongside Philly’s own Decade (featuring Backslider‘s Logan Neubauer on guitar). This relatively new Philly ensemble brings an intriguing mix of electrical darkwave to the table with music streamable below the fold.
Inter Arma followed up their lauded Sky Burial LP with the epic 40-minute, one-song The Cavern EP in October of 2014 via longtime label Relapse Records. Recorded during breaks from a busy tour schedule alongside such mainstays as Baroness, Russian Circles and more, the effort has seen almost universal praise. Terrorizer Magazine commenting “‘The Cavern’ is a journey both stylistically and emotionally with Mike Paparo’s haunted bellow flowing over crushing guitars to perfectly accompany their heaviness with emotive power. Everything that follows is unexpected, with gorgeous melodies, evocative atmosphere and purposeful experimentation blending together seamlessly. The one consistency is the honesty and impeccable quality of it all, that is all the more coming to be synonymous with the name Inter Arma.”
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