Friday, November 4, 2011

Initial Impressions: Immolation: Providence

Immolation's newest EP is available for free download on Scion's website. For those who are familiar with the venerable death metal band, this EP provides no surprises. Immolation simply does what they do, and that is dark and occult death metal with razor sharp, jagged riffs and a gloomy, morose atmosphere.

Immolation continues to prove with this EP that they have a lot left in the tank. This is a short EP with only five tracks, but each track is strong. These are not leftovers from some album, they are individually great songs that really could have fit onto any of the band's albums.

Ross Dolan provides his usual impressive deep-throated roar on the tracks. It has become one of the band's primary characteristics. The other being the Morbid Angel-on-steroids riffing style that the band has used since the beginning. Of course that is compounded with the heavy bass and drumwork. Immolation has been going strong for nearly 20 years and they certainly sound like they could go another 20 on this EP.

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