Misery Index are at the top of their game! I was really excited to hear Heirs to Thievery not just because Traitors was so good, but because the distance between Death Metal and the really pissed off Hardcore that helped spawn it, is getting larger every year. For every band like Misery Index, there are a hundred Whitechapels or Cannibal Corpses. This band treat their music like a sounding board to rally against corporate greed, corrupt government, and the elite in society that dictate all of our lives. My only question is, in this day and age, why are there not a hundred Misery Index's? Well the answer is simple. Jason Netherton, the principle lyricist, is smarter than the average metal-head. It takes research and insight to write songs like these, things many bands couldn't be bothered with. Musically, Heirs to Thievery sounds the most like Dying Fetus' Destroy the Opposition, of anything they have done. Straight forward power punk riffs, augmented by the occasional technical flourish, with killer drum work and viscious roaring diatribes are this band's M.O. Adam Jarvis' drum work is so freaking good on every track and very mature. Even the slow songs are scorching death metal through and through. There are some fantastic guest appearances that help to break the monotony but I feel like this album could be six songs longer and I'd still love every second! There is nothing deceptive about Misery Index. You'll get strong riffs, ripping drumwork, and roaring vocals that make true meat and potatos death metal. AWESOME, ADDICTIVE, AND ANGRY AS HELL!