Into The Madness is the solo project from a young Finnish man named J.
Metsälä who started writing black metal music on his own back in 1995 when he
was only 14 years old. This is just one of many solo projects of this man who
is also involved in bands like Five Pointed Star and With Death together with
musicians from well-known bands like Thy Serpent, Impaled Nazarene and Shape
Of Despair. Mr. Metsälä is obviously an extremely productive and creative
individual. This is, believe it or not, actually one of the most entertaining
and unusual demos that I have had the pleasure of listening to during my very
time consuming career as a reviewer. While there are plenty of chugga-chugga
metal riffs and black metal influenced vocals in these four tracks what makes
it special is the massive use of electronics to create somewhat of a horror
techno environment. Disco for the devil might be a good summary of this demo.
It all reminds me a little of a British band called Midnight Configuration
but this is obviously a lot heavier because of the metal roots. Perfect music
for a Halloween disco or a horror story and one of the most interesting demos
I've heard in some time now.