Scott Carlson, Hollywood 01/27/2014
Inter Arma hail from Richmond, VA, which is also home to Cough and Windhand, proving that the area is in the midst of being a fertile area for high quality heavy music. Inter Arma are in no way falling in line with the sound of either band previously mentioned though, as they take a very kitchen sink approach, but surprisingly pull off every sound they attempt with legitimacy and complete success. At different times throughout Sky Burial, one will hear elements of Black Metal, Doom, Folk, and hear the influences of, amongst countless others, Pink Floyd and Neurosis, but no quick description can sum up Inter Arma's sound. Each successive listen to Sky Burial allows the album to sink in and reveal itself more, and the more one listens the greater appreciation they will have for the massive ambition being shown by the band. Sky Burial is easily one of the top releases of 2013, and the fact that both Inter Arma and Windhand, two bands from the same town, with albums released on the same label in the same year, is a testament to the amount of talent coming from the area at the moment.