Integrity are a band from Cleveland, Ohio that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that I would describe as a heavy and dark form of hardcore mixed in with some extreme metal elements and this is a review of their 1995 album "Systems Overload" which was re-issued by Organized Crime Records and has some re-recorded parts.
"Incarnate 365" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums along with a brief use of distorted guitar leads and powerful bass playing and after awhile aggressive vocals start making their presence known.
"No One" begins with some classic hardcore guitar riffs, bass guitars and drums along with some vocals and the song is less than a minute.
"Systems Overload" begins with heavy guitar riffs and drums and after a few seconds vocals kick in and take the song into a faster direction before switching back and forth between slow and fast parts.
"Armenian Persecution" begins with some clean guitar playing and amp effects setting up the mood for a melodic guitar solo to kick in and after a minute heavy guitar riffs and drums kick in leading to some vocals making their presence known and then the music goes into a faster direction and keeps around the lead guitars and towards the end you can hear some powerful b ass guitars.
"Grace Of The Unholy" begins with some dark and heavy guitar riffs along with some drums and after awhile the music gets a little bit faster along with some vocals as well as switching back and forth between slow and fast parts.
"Forevers Horizon" begins with some powerful bass playing which leads to some d rums, gaster guitar riffs and aggressive vocals and after awhile you can hear a brief use of distorted guitar leads before the song goes into a slower direction along with some melodic riffing.
"Mediator" begins with some guitar riffs and drums and after awhile it goes into a faster direction along with some vocals and a small amount of guitar leads before going into a slower direction.
"Salvations Malevolence" begins with heavy guitar riffs, drums and aggressive vocals and a minute later the music slows down and you can hear some bass guitars and spoken word parts as well as some guitar melodies before getting heavy again and adding a brief use of guitar solos and towards the end the song starts mixing in some sound effects.
"Fading Away" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums before going into a faster direction along with some vocals before slowing down and adding in a guitar solo.
"Jimson Isolation" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums and after awhile vocals start kicking in and as the song moves on guitar solos start making their way into the mix for a few seconds and the song closes with some old school hardcore riffs and shouts.
"The Screams" begins with some guitar leads and drums before speeding up with the rhythm guitars and aggressive vocals before slowing down and adding in another short guitar lead.
"Search For Divinity" begins with a guitar lead and drums before some whispers start kicking in, setting up the mood for some fast guitar riffs and aggressive vocals as well as keeping around t he leads.
Song lyrics cover violent and political themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the album.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Integrity and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No One" "Grace Of The Unholy" "Fading Away" and "Search For Divinity". RECOMMENDED BUY.