Review Summary: One of the heaviest releases.
Hailing from Poland where a vast number of death metal bands have defined the area’s colossal death metal underground, Preludium has kept up the merit of this genre with its top-notch sound in “Impending Hostility”. This 4-piece legion has brought out its sheer belligerent sound with variety in every element for instance there are different vocal styles that Lukasz has managed to incorporate in the music. Released through Diabolical Conquest, this 9-track release by Preludium has etched its presence in the death/black metal underground.
Legacy of Destinations provides an eerie death march kind of start which leads to epic death metal riffs. Also the tracks Realms of Void, Hostile Area and Blessing of War indicate obvious influences of Bolt Thrower, Behemoth and Vader. Two great tracks that lured me into this classic album are Bitter Cold which churns out the best of Preludium with thick riffing and relentlessly fast as well as mid-tempo drumming and Warfare that starts out with an intro with a middle-eastern feel then blasts into an exceptionally heavy groove followed by melodic parts.
Desolation delivers complete rampage with Jan Skowron’s riffs proceeding with a catchy guitar lick and enticing guitar pinches followed by Lukasz’s thick growls and another brilliant pattern of blasts which adds to the brutality of this track. Execution and Death Campaign are two big dynamites which any passionate death metal fan would love.
The most fascinating thing about “Impending Hostility” is its straight-forward chunky riffing combined with a strong pattern of death metal blast beats. Especially the snare tone comes out really well which is comparable to Krisiun’s blast beats.
When people are arguing on whether Finnish or Swedish death metal act is better, what most of them overlook are the underrated Polish bands like Preludium. Make sure you guys check out “Impending Hostility” because it is no doubt one of the heaviest releases.