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Since the release of their debut album “Dawn of Possession” (Roadrunner) in 1991, IMMOLATION has been a driving force in the extreme metal scene that they helped define. Never a band to rely on their previous efforts, IMMOLATION has continued album after album to refine and hone their unique style and sound, creating some of the darkest and most adventurous death metal the scene ... Read more in Amazon's Immolation Store

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  • Audio Cassette (16 Aug 1991)
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B00000EW07
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,149,276 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Into Everlasting Fire
2. Despondent Souls
3. Dawn of Possession
4. Those Left Behind
5. Internal Decadence
6. No Forgiveness (Without Bloodshed)
7. Burial Ground
8. After My Prayers
9. Fall in Disease
10. Immolation

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By NDMB on 26 April 2004
Format: Audio CD
After searching for many years for this, sadly, deleted album I finallytracked a copy down to a second hand store. And the wait was worth it!
This album was an instant classic on it's release in the early 1990's. Thesheer intense fury contained within it is mindblowing. The guitars twistand turn through angular, non-conventional riffs, and atonal solos. Thisis complimented by gut-wrenching bass and some of the best death metal"singing" you'll hear. Lyrically it's rooted in Satanism, but writtenpoetically and with such meaning you DO believe that Ross Dolan and cobeliefs are rooted South of Heaven.
The first four songs, "Into Everlasting Fire", "Despondent Souls", "Dawnof Possession", and my personal favourite, "Those Left Behind" aresuperlative slices of death metal. The rest of the album does waver alittle here, with only "No Forgiveness" and "Burial Ground" matching thestandards set by the opening quartet. Still the album ends on a high notewith the lyrically malevolent "Immolation".
For me, personally, Immolation never topped this album. I heard some oftheir other albums, "Failure of the Gods" and "Close to a World Below" butthey never really left the same impact on me.
Do yourself a favour and hunt this album down. It is a bona-fide gem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Agma on 28 Oct 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In 1991 Immolation released they're storming debut "Dawn of possession" and I have been lucky enough, (more than two decades later), to acquire myself an iconic digipak reissue of the classic album. This is an adverturous and insane journey into the unknown. Far removed from the usual and typical thinking within the extremities of death metal, "Dawn of possession" serves up a blend of pulverizing death metal with a heavy focus on songwriting.

Within this package, there is ten death metal songs head to toe of wierd dissonant riffs, double pedal drumming and guitar harmonics a-plenty. Technically this is extremely well exectuted, and this is further confirmed by the vocal delivery of longtime frontman Ross Dolan. Robert Vigna, (The only other surviving band member on guitars) does an absolutely stellar job also.,

This debut is yet another classic example of precision, from a golden era of extremity as we all know. Immolation did stand out from a sea of like-minded bands during this era, and did continue to experience a well-standardised notority in later years, after further persistence in great albums emerging. "Dawn of possession" is another good introduction to classic death metal and it comes with a terrific and unforgettable artwork scene.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Zebulebu on 16 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
When I first heard this album waaaaay back when it was released, I was literally blown away by the sound Immolation manage to wrench from their instruments.
All these years later, I put the CD on again prior to writing this review and, I have to say, nothing has changed. The evil-sounding guitars are augmented perfectly by a rumbling bass, with the only thing letting the production down being the slightly muddy drums.
Actually, although this would be a severe handicap to most albums, it works quite well here, as Immolation's overall sound is not a particularly 'clean' one. They seem much more rooted in the Napalm Death tradition of Grindcore than the Florida Morrisound Studios sound.
And by God it works! The opening four tracks on this album are nothing short of classic, with the opener 'Into Everlasting Fire' being worthy of particular attention. Starting with a full-on aural assault, the song barrels along at an utterly evil pace before grinding to a halt midway through and breaking into the most astonishing slow riff you will hear this side of a Bloodlet album.
The vocals are low, gruff and hoarse throughout - and the only problem I have with them is the subject matter of the lyrics (in the vein of Deicide). Sometimes the 'anti-Christianity' routine can get a bit tiring, yes yes we all know Religion has been responsible for countless wars, but so have politics, greed and Imperialism. Write about something else for a change!
Still, the album is so fantastic that even this gripe can't stop me giving it a 5. Sadly unavailable now from most outlets, do yourself a favour and hunt this gem down. You WON'T be disappointed!
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