Label: Wormholedeath 2012
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
"Equate", follows the same path of confusion and destruction as their latest EP, combining provocative ideals and lyrics with impressive vocals by the female growler. They don't seem to be able to hold on to their front-figure(s) though. Their previous singer (Tiril Skårdal) didn't last more than one record. Instead we can find another new woman behind the microphone by the name of Marja Panic. No Panic, it's Marja? To be honest, I find it difficult to tell most growlers apart anyhow... sad but true.
The Way Of Purity are certainly different. Completely bonkers, but in a good way? They are dedicated to the cause and that animals and nature will rule the planet again with their integrity. Meat is murder etc. etc. The caricature of the stereotyped and archetypal metal band? Quite the opposite to the traditional meat lover aka Blackie Lawless? Let's just say they are using the meat and blood from a slightly different point of view.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios, "Equate" represent The Way Of Purity of twenty twelve. No doubt, my favorite tracks are the ones featuring (clean) guest vocals by Giulia Stefani of the band Ravenscry ("Eleven" and "The Last Darkest Night"). As well as, "For All Who Thrive Unheard", great mixture of clean vocals and growls by Panic, and I believe it's the most direct and strongest formula as well as the best way out from obscurity for The Way Of Purity. Their clearly not hidden agenda challenge the standard of metal entertainment and humanity is apparently ill, infected with the worst disease that is called speciesism. The music however is blackened death core and "Equate" is indeed the decent platter.