Album: The Process
Each second of the day, there’s someone out there who is calling out for help but not receiving it. They’ll scream their lungs out, only to find that their cries of desperation fall upon deaf ears. Finally, fed up with being ignored, they’ll pick up a bottle, a knife, a razor blade or a noose and say their final farewells. This society has become obsessed with laughing at tragedy, rather than helping those in need and it needs to stop. This is just one of many issues that CA’s Inertia has decided to tackle with their debut album, The Process. Throughout its duration, you will hear songs that deal with depression, awareness of mental illness and suicide awareness, substance abuse, standing up for yourself when dealing with domestic violence and much more. This carefully crafted, 12-track epic will hit every emotion within you and do so with the utmost care and precision.
The brainchild of the multi-talented Dillon Forst (vocals/songwriter), these songs are written for those who feel like they’ve got no one. It’s for those who feel like they’ve been cast from society or feel mocked, degraded or destroyed. The Process is a journey of self-discovery, self-reflection and, ultimately, designed to help heal these individuals, and anyone in need of someone to listen. The band is rounded out by guitarist/co-writer Zachary Harris, bassist Andrew Chavez and drummer Josh Alves. Each of these musicians are wholeheartedly invested in the messages that these songs seek to spread, making the impact deeper.
From the moment that “Guilty Crown,” the album’s lead single (the video for which was premiered by New Transcendence), you can tell that there is something different about them. The track, which has a strong message against domestic abuse, will chill you to the bone and may even have you shedding some tears. What makes even more of an impact with this track is that toward the end, we hear the only screamed vocals from Forst, which are carefully placed and amplify the emotional intensity.
One of the best things about this album is that, while you can feel how well the tracks flow into one another, each one has something different to offer the listener. Heavily distorted guitars and blast beats might pierce your ears on one track, causing the urge to mosh wherever you’re listening. On the other hand, you may have a track like “Whispers” which is largely led by piano and a softer, more subtle vocal style or a track like “In the Face of Defeat” which is more on the post-hardcore side, with a heavy focus on guitar melody and grittier vocals. Forst loves the Kingdom Hearts series and even gave a little nod to it with the track “The Heartless and the Nobody,” which has a bit more of a traditional -core feel to it.
Whatever you’re looking for, on a musical or emotional level, The Process has it in spades. Usually, with a band’s debut, you can hear that they are young and inexperienced but, for the first time in 6 years as a music journalist, I can honestly say that Inertia could stand with the best of them. The most important thing, though, is the fact that they’re using their music to get through to a crowd that finds itself largely forgotten. Inertia is a different breed of alternative/post-hardcore band, being passed the torch from bands like Circa Survive and Saosin who came before them. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of The Process by clicking the links below. You can also check out the official album stream, the video for “Guilty Crown” and the lyric video for “The Run.” One thing is for sure, Inertia is out to make a difference and The Process is but the beginning of something truly magical in the world of music.
A message from Dillon Forst about the album’s release: Hello , we are an Alternative Rock band with Extreme Metal Roots.
We created this video for you to sit down and enjoy from start to finish. The album was written as a thematic interpretation of growing up. From being boys and girls and into being a Men and Women . The struggles of growing up, the confusion of not knowing the right questions to ask , why we’re all here and what we are doing with our lives. Discovering what doing the right thing really means. We’ve been there, and so we wrote this record for you.
So sit down, grab your favorite beverage or pass time of choice, some good monitors or headphones and set aside an hour of your time to really enjoy this album from start to finish.
We are a D.I.Y band through and through. This album cost us WELL OVER $50,000 in total to create, write and record etc over the past 3 years. If you want to see us release more music like this, tour the world and continue for the LONG TERM then please do us a solid and like, comment, share and of course most importantly:
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