Impious
Holy Murder Masquerade


3.5
great

Review

by Eric E. Smith USER (9 Reviews)
July 19th, 2007 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Harsh Swedish melodic-death with a cool comic book concept in the linear notes to boot!

By: Eric Smith (www.thrashpit.com)

This band has been relatively unknown to me until recently. As Thrashpit's resident Europhile, I had no choice but to submit to my own weakness for melodic death metal and review this album.

I am thankful for my weakness!

Impious is melodic death metal along the lines of At the Gates mixed with, say, Carnal Forge. There is more of an emphasis on brutality with Impious, though whilst not getting rid of the melodic aspects in the least. But do not fool yourself; these guys have sort of a Slayer-type violent aspect to them. There are no clean vocals, no symphonies. Just straight-up melodic death that goes for the jugular and rips it to shreds.

One of the coolest things about this record is the fact that the liner notes/lyric booklet is a comic book that stylizes the violence that takes place in the lyrics. It is your standard serial killer affair, but the concept is done in such a cool way that I hope some other bands will follow suit with it one day.

The music itself, while being quite brutal and fist-pumping at times, brings essentially nothing new to the table and is your standard Gothenburg melodic death affair. However, I will say that it is better than most recent Gothenburg-esque releases recently, such as This Ending's debut album Inside the Machine.

My final report on the new Impious is this: If you like good melodic death metal that is more brutal than it is introspective, than the new Impious record is a good choice for you; however, some Gothenburg fans that are looking for an evolution in the genre will be disappointed by their new outing.



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kalkal50
July 19th 2007


2386 Comments


Sorry, but this just doesn't suffice, you didn't go into detail about thes ongs.

enslaved1896
July 19th 2007


11 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

So, what you mean is don't go song-for-song, but give some detail about how the album sounds sonically?

kalkal50
July 19th 2007


2386 Comments


You don't have to name all the tracks, you can take the key songs which you think are good, because they highlight the technicality of the album (just an example), or something, but justify your choice.

enslaved1896
July 19th 2007


11 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Gotcha. Thanks for the input.

-Eric

Crimson
July 19th 2007


1935 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I agree with Kalkal, explain a bit about the actual sound of the album, you did a lttle bit, but in my opinion it was too short. Almost rushed.

kalkal50
July 19th 2007


2386 Comments


You can't get much out of something this short TBH

Aficionado
July 19th 2007


1027 Comments


What is it with new users and posting like 5 reviews in a day?

Willie
Moderator
July 19th 2007


16149 Comments


You might be better off writing one reivew, or less, per a day. Write it, proof read it, leave it alone and come back to it... its all about quality not quanity. This Message Edited On 07.19.07

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cat destroyer
July 20th 2007


8 Comments


note to self: never go to www.thrashpit.com

enslaved1896
July 20th 2007


11 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It was one of my first few reviews.... sorry to have disappointed you guys.

Don't blame thrashpit, blame me.

rattlehead42147
July 20th 2007


1345 Comments


you did some good ones and some shitty ones, the systematic chaos one was good and so was the amorphis one but these really short ones dont help anyone.

Aficionado
July 20th 2007


1027 Comments


Just take more time to write your reviews.

FR33L0RD
July 20th 2007


1466 Comments


omg...you wrote too much reviews in a small amount of time




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