Impending Doom
There Will Be Violence


4.0
excellent

Review

by Nick Habisch USER (53 Reviews)
July 19th, 2010 | 97 replies | 18,347 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Impending improves just enough

2 of 3 thought this review was well written


When I first heard The Great Fear, the first single off of Impending Doom’s new release entitled There Will Be Violence, I was instantly excited and yet hesitant. This track showed Impending changing up their sound, most notably Brook Reeves, who has adopted a more hardcore yell along with his growls. Yet amidst these changes, I was hesitant because although Impending has released solid records before, most recently The Serpent Servant, none of them were exceptional. Upon my first full listen I realized that this album had changed that.

There Will Be Violence is at its core typical Impending Doom fare, heavy chugging guitars, relentless drums, and Reeves’ dynamic vocals, but the band has added some new elements upon these. More melodic and lead guitar work such as on The Great Fear, or the instrumental track, Love Has Risen, allows the listener some room to breathe. The drumming is solid, with enough fills and changes among the rapid double bass to create some variety. Guest vocal spots by Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying (Orphans) and Vincent Bennett of the Acacia Strain (The Great Fear) are nice addition to the vocals of Reeves. On There Will Be Violence Reeves has picked up his game yet again. While the majority of the vocals resemble the growls found on The Serpent Servant, he has added a hardcore style yell to his repertoire, and this does wonders by adding some variety to his vocals.

Although this album is the best put out by impending so far, it is far from perfect. Listeners who did not care for The Serpent Servant, may find this album to include more of the same chug happy songs. The breakdowns and low string abuse is still a little much to really put this album above everything else in the genre, but it is very solid outing by the band.

This may not be top 10 of 2010, or even anywhere on most people’s list, but it is a example of the band progressing slowly but surely and putting out a solid metal album worthy of a listen by even the casual metal listeners.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
WhiteWallStargazers
July 19th 2010



2647 Comments


Haven't reviewed anything in a while. . and yes I know it doesn't come out until tomorrow but I picked up a copy early at Sonshine Festival so don't bitch

Thor
July 19th 2010



10176 Comments


lol at the album art/title

Asiatic667
July 19th 2010



4647 Comments


what's sonshine festival?

Bitchfork
July 19th 2010



7584 Comments


.5 for "Love Has Risen." Such an awful, awful release.

ianjulian
July 19th 2010



621 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

better than the previous

Emim
July 19th 2010



26476 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I really like the album art, personally.


I will be checking this out. Good review, if not a bit short.

Nikkolae
July 19th 2010



4754 Comments


review and album rating dont match, might wanna think of changing either one, i will probably listen to this someday

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TBliss
July 19th 2010



987 Comments


didnt even know they had new record coming out. may check it out, the last one wasnt too bad.

cvlts
July 19th 2010



8954 Comments


lol impending doom

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2010



2809 Comments


You went to sonshine? Do you live in the mid west?

Blindsided
July 19th 2010



1871 Comments


Sonshine's a christian music festival here in Minnesota.

brutebeard
July 19th 2010



1655 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

:'( where did their raw intense sound go? the album art is lame. I hope the

other tracks are more memorable than the ones I have heard so far

po0ty
July 19th 2010



486 Comments


"There Will Be Violence"


lol'd

crowing51
July 19th 2010



3446 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i like this album better than there last one. the vocals are awesome imo. its a pretty good album

Bitchfork
July 19th 2010



7584 Comments


the part where he whispers "silence" made me lol.

crowing51
July 19th 2010



3446 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

^ i lol'd at that too haha

Comatorium.
July 19th 2010



4087 Comments


the part where bitchfork thought anyone cared what he said makes me lawl.

Bitchfork
July 19th 2010



7584 Comments


Wait, who are you again?

JizzInMyPants
July 20th 2010



2368 Comments


YOUR FUCKING NIGHTMAAAAARE

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

botb
July 20th 2010



9521 Comments


this band kind of bores me on record but they're pretty solid live.



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