Exodus
Impact Is Imminent


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dethtrasher USER (232 Reviews)
November 11th, 2005 | 32 replies | 9,548 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist


Exodus – Impact Is Imminent

Album Information
From my point of view I think this is one of Exodus better achivements, both in vocals and the instrumental part. The sound is still very ¨thrashy¨ but there is more heavy riffing and more catchy rhythm-sections. Steve’s vocals is slightly improved but it feels like you are about to loose your breath while you listen to some songs otherwise his vocals is somewhat unique. Drummer John Tempesta is included on this album and he has also played in bands like Testament and Rob Zombie.

The Line Up
Steve Souza – vocals
Gary Holt – guitars
Rick Honult – guitars
Rob McKillop – bass
John Tempesta – drums

Track Information

Impact Is Imminent
Terrible track, starts with voices talking from radios and you can here a car-crash in the back ground and a man counting down. The song starts of with a catchy riff but the rest of the song is terrible, the guitars is boring and the vocals is fast and does not fit to the instruments. The solo is also a disapointment, it might be a skilled and complex solo but it is far from melodic and sounds more like noices. 2/5

A.W.O.L
Very good and catchy riffing which is heard throughout the whole song. The verse sections sounds stressed and the fast vocals is included. Otherwise the song is good with its rhythms but the solo is almost the same as in the first song, complexed but not as ¨noicy¨. 4/5

The Lunetic Parade
A medium fast and heavy song but it doesn’t sound interesting for the listener. The would have been better if the guitars played in the same pace in the verses. Good soloing in this song but not a stand out song. 3.5/5

Within The Walls Of Chaos
One of the longest songs (7:44), fast and scratchy guitars, good structure but the unregular guitar playing is just boring to listen to. The song becomes a bit slower after five minutes and it becomes more heavier than the original pace. 3/5

Objection Overruled
This song reminds quite much of their song ¨Verbal Razors¨, the song is fast both in instruments and vocals. A catchy song with song of the albums best solos and is one of the albums stand out songs. 4.5/5

Only Death Decides
This songs screams metal! The rhythm guitars sounds raw and brutal and has a very catchy tune. The song is in a medium tempo and the lyrics is about death which decides where you will go, depending on what you have done in your life. In this case the ¨person¨ has done some of the worst deeds and actions that exist today. The best song of the album! 5/5

Heads They Win (Tails You Loose)
An average song, but it sounds more like an forever repeating intro. The song seems not to find a grip and stay on its course, it repeats itself but the melody is good and the song sounds yet powerful. 3/5

Changing Of The Guard
Starts with annoying guitar sounds along with the drums. The song is heavy and it sounds strong, the only thing the makes the rating low is the wierd guitar sounds. Good solo and good structure but the vocals may be hard to get used to if you haven’t heard this band before. 4/5

Thrash Under Pressure
The headline for the song speaks for itself, the song is almost exactly as the headline. The song sounds very stressed, like Metallica’s Sad But True is you increase the tempo rate of the song. 2.5/5

I wrote before that this was in my opinion one of there best albums and you may see the ratings I have given the tracks but there are some tracks here which is really good. I can recommend songs like Only Death Decides and Objection Overruled, I always get tired to listen to these over the top drumming songs and I think that destroys the songs pretty much.
But thrash is considered to be fast and I guess everyone has their own taste but this is what I think of this album so please send comments if something is wrong. Anyway I will give this album this rating: 4/5



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Aakon_Keetreh
November 11th 2005



448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

meh, exodus is alright

Neoteric
November 11th 2005



3243 Comments


This is one of the only thrash bands I have never heard of...

Dethtrasher
November 11th 2005



2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

They are a good veteran thrash band and I recommend these tracks if you want to have a sample of them:
-Toxic Waltz
-Only Death Decides
-Throwing Down

I have only heard three of their albums but they are really good. Use Dc++ or something if you don't want to buy the albums.

ocelot-05
November 11th 2005



807 Comments


I have to say that the singer can not sing, at all. His high pitched screaming voice is okay, even though it can get annoying at times. My friend plays Exodus in the car all the time and it really buggs me.

Dethtrasher
November 11th 2005



2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

There are terrible singers everywhere, as I say:

You either love or hate the vocals.

ocelot-05
November 11th 2005



807 Comments


True. Opeth's growling is probably the only thing about the band I'm not crazy about.

Priestmetal
November 12th 2005



542 Comments


I saw these guys live. They suck IMO. Its what is known as second rate thrash.

Dethtrasher
November 12th 2005



2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, you wrote that on my other Exodus review too. But I have not heard them live so I have nothing say I guess.

spoon_of_grimbo
November 12th 2005



2240 Comments


these guys and testament are the only BIG thrash metal bands of the mid-eighties that i havnt heard in any depth. might have to rectify that situation...

Shadows
Moderator
November 12th 2005



2530 Comments


These guys are good. One of the few thrash bands I enjoy.

Apocalyptic Raids
February 27th 2006



810 Comments


Whiff!

FR33L0RD
February 2nd 2007



1461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice Trash Album
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@ Spoon of Grimbo
Indeed...you need to dig Testament
Good Testament Albums
The New Order
Practice what you preach
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TheyTookOurJobs
December 27th 2009



1318 Comments


ive heard this is shit...............

Jesuslaves
December 27th 2009



4655 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Exodus' fourth worst, but by no means bad. Actually pretty good.

EpXeh
June 6th 2010



82 Comments


so you think this is "excellent" even though half the songs you said were 3/5 or below?

Buccaneer
June 6th 2010



692 Comments


Review's 5 years old man. Also, dont think the reviewer frequents this site anymore

darkthrone1
December 6th 2012



387 Comments


title track is awesome

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2012



19405 Comments


it's alright

Digging: Musk Ox - Woodfall

darkthrone1
December 6th 2012



387 Comments


good riffs in here m/

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2012



19405 Comments


it sounds like a worse version of fabulous disaster most the time though but yeah still solid



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