“An Offering” is the politically charged 2008 release by critically acclaimed Canadian metal outfit Inner Surge. With an approach that sounds like Tool, Rage Against the Machine and Dillinger Escape Plan combined, the band fused their own uncompromising sound and message.
A sound that fits the future – this is what your kids will be dancing to in 20 years." - Reviewer Magazine
"Inner Surge can be on the same level with other new metal bands like the Dillinger Escape Plan and Norma Jean. It is more than progressive and can define the metal sound of the new decade." - NoiZine
"Streaming the tracks on the internet just don’t do this album any justice. You need to either download the album or get it on CD and play it LOUD! 9.5 out of 10"
"Calculated but not overly polished, this is intelligent rock that, much like Tool, isn't afraid to challenge the listener and keep them
wondering what's coming next." - CDBaby.com
"97/100" - Industrializedmetal.com
"Learn the nuances of these songs of great impact and intelligence. Harsh but always vital." - Dagheisha.com
"An Offering showcases a sound that's both multi-layered and easy to follow, and engages topics intelligently that most metal bands ignore. Set alongside his recent recordings with his industrial metal act Post Death Soundtrack and prog-metal band The Unravelling, it marks Moore as one of Canadian metal's most productive auteurs." - Cerebral Metalhead
"Intelligent, politicized lyrical rants that tackle everything from Halliburton to Holocaust deniers. Proof that not all metal is created equal — or equally dumb." ★★★½ - VERDICT: “Metal with mentality.” - Canoe.ca
★★★★ - "A great album from a great metal band" - Rockinreview.com
"A welcome departure from the stale modern scene that thrives more on sounding like established bands than creating something fresh and original. These guys definitely aren’t getting enough credit."
- SLUG Magazine
"Inner Surge will both captivate the listener and bludgeon him with intense, well written audio assaults. Possibly among one of the best imports that Canada has to offer"
- RWS Magazine
"These four men could be one of Canada's most promising and most modern-sounding metal bands out there today."
"Not belonging to one particular genre, Inner Surge pulls off the sound of hybrid genres perfectly, something which many bands aspire to, but rarely come off sounding half as good as these four."
"The bands name Inner Surge is something in everyone, that driven mechanism inside you to do something remarkable. I say this band is aptly named."
"I'd venture to say that there will be a lot of bands going in this direction in the near future, but Inner Surge is at the cusp. The band really knows how to build tension in a song by going from more pleasant and simple sounds to progressively more angry and violent sounds."
"Moments of tranquility interrupted by a release of positive violence. Politically charged lyrics drive the sound and attitude of these Canadian metal icons. I would have to give these guys a rating of 5. Chest High."