Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Initial Impressions: Immolation: Majesty and Decay

Alright, new Immolation!

Seriously, since I really discovered death metal, Immolation has become one of my favorite bands from that genre. They just do not sound like anyone else, other than their own copycats, who have not found that essential essence of Immolation. Eau de Immolation or whatever the fuck.

What we have here is pure Immolation at its best. Ragged riffs, some of the deepest and most frightening vocals in death metal, pounding drums, and one hell of an evil atmosphere. Immolation is pure death metal plain and simple. They are the band that other bands want desperately to be. They're evil and brutal and they have been doing it for over 20 years. The band has never put out a bad album.

This album definitely satisfies my craving for good, evil death metal. The band's riffs sound like something out of a horror movie. Listening closer, they are surprisingly complex and out of the ordinary. The solos are well-played and timed perfectly to add just a dash of melody to the unrelenting atmosphere. The vocals only add to the suffering wrought by the band.

Immolation has never put out a bad album. In fact, they keep getting better. There are very few bands like that, but Immolation is one.

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