Majesty? Yes, indeed! Decay? No, none
Immolation have been around for more than two decades now, but I hear no signs
of old age. The technical level is high, diversity is imminent, the
drumming is furious and complex, yet at the base of it all is pure and
unadulterated death metal with a brutal growl.
The riffs are like a stream of sound, none of the staccato metalcore thing, no,
it's like a stream that pours over you. Listen to the title track - then you'll
know what I mean! Or A Glorious Epoch and The Comfort of Cowards - same thing.
Exactly this sound and method is what makes some of the death metal bands of the
old school so fantastic.
If you want staccato, well, Immolation's got that for you too; The Rapture of
Ghosts has a cool staccato intro that leads us into one of the must
straight-forward tracks of this crushing album.
'Majesty and Decay' is a must for fans of Nile, Morbid Angel and...well, death
metal! Pick it up as soon as you can!