on 7 May 2015
Immolation are one of the strongest and most relevant Death Metal bands around today. They have never compromised on their musical vision or lyrical stance which has endeared them to me and all of their other fans around the world. Immolation have remained as heavy and dark as when they first exploded on the Death Metal scene in 1991 which is truly admirable. Immolation have grown as musicians and song writers and each album has been a step up from the previous albums. The problem with a band like Immolation for most people is that their music is so dense and intense that you really have to sit and listen to the albums they make to get to know the songs which can be a bit daunting for those who are satisfied with more pedestrian fair. This is what separates the middle of the road music fan from us Death Metal freaks, we are totally enthralled by the sheer power that only Immolation can deliver. If you love uncompromising Death Metal then chances are that like me you will continue to buy everything that Immolation ever release as long as they make albums. If you truly love Death Metal then you need to own this monster of an album just like you need to own all Immolation's albums. Buy this album with no fear of disappointment what so ever.
In my opinion Immolation is one those band within the Death Metal scene that have a sound all of their own. I can't think of anyone else who has that rolling sound of the drums and bass and it's this feature of their sound that always makes them a joy to listen to. For a band that has been around as long as they have it is also surprising that they maintained a consistent sound though the years. In the last 10 years they grown in popularity by simply sticking to what it is they do. This album is no different to anything they have released in the last 10 years but it is sustained because of their original sound in the first place. I would even go as far as saying that is probably their best album since "Failures For God" (1999). The production of this album is polished, yet still maintains an organic quality which is something I can't really say about a lot of modern Death Metal. (Let's face it death metal was better when it sounded primitive)