Immolation
Kingdom of Conspiracy


4.5
superb

Review

by trainofconsequence USER (14 Reviews)
October 20th, 2013 | 26 replies


Release Date: 05/10/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An astounding accomplishment in death metal, showing more progression from the band with some of their strongest cuts to date

Few names hold the same weight in the death metal scene as that of Immolation. Boasting a career spanning around 25 years, their dark reign of brutality seems as incessant as the quality ridden in their formidable catalogue. From the first chapter of their career through to more recent installments such as the glorious Majesty And Decay, the band has consistently brought nothing but powerful music from the catacombs of the recording studio, whilst maintaining a reputation for a chaotic live performance. Punishing riffs and warped song structures form the back bone of this death metal titan's music, and once again this winning formula returns for 2013's Kingdom Of Conspiracy.

The ten tracks that make up this latest installment from the four-piece band spans around forty minutes, and in this time the band never once lets you forget why they are heralded as among the best and most consistent acts in the scene. The title track kick starts the album in magnificent fashion, foreshadowing what is to come from the rest of the album. Inhumanly fast drumming accompanies a riveting backdrop of Robert Vigna's demented riffing as the band takes the listener on a sub-four minute journey straight into the bowels of Hell itself. This opening song stands out among the best works the band has put out throughout their entire musical history, from the strangely beautiful-sounding lead work to the guttural grunts of Ross Dolan that remain as intelligible as ever.

The band has continued to evolve on Kingdom Of Conspiracy with some of their most crushing and well thought out compositions to date. Indoctrinate delivers a swift jab to the nose with a frenzy of furious and frighteningly fast riffs coupling a variety of different very fast drum patterns. Yet again, however, this is a track that does not forget the importance of a well timed slower segment, flowing fluidly in an organic fashion to make for a harrowing experience. Another stand-out track is closing song All That Awaits Us, bringing together all of the disharmony and chaos that the rest of this thrilling album embodies. Not one second of this track is wasted on redundant riffing or dips in creativity, merging some violent riffs with Ross spitting bile about the political subject matter that makes up the lyrical content of Kingdom Of Conspiracy.

Immolation's latest studio offering is an absolute pillar in the discography of these New York death metal legends. Standing proudly alongside Majesty And Decay and Close To A World Below, this collection of twisted tracks delivers nothing but the most visceral experience which will leave the listener absolutely flabbergasted.



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trainofconsequence
October 20th 2013


1441 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album took so long to grow on me, but after listening a few more times it stands out as one of my favorite Immolation albums to date.

trainofconsequence
October 20th 2013


1441 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks man

battleinthenorth
October 20th 2013


19 Comments


This album is awful compared to what ame before it

trainofconsequence
October 20th 2013


1441 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

But it aint is it

KILL
October 20th 2013


71852 Comments


sweet 3 way u got goin on there skele

Digging: A Guy Called Gerald - Black Secret Technology

trainofconsequence
October 20th 2013


1441 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Metal of trvth

TheSpirit
October 21st 2013


17883 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

yeah this album sucks

Digging: Wreodan Heahl - Laecig

ShadowRemains
October 21st 2013


20842 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this is better than here in after amirite?????

BigPleb
October 21st 2013


36738 Comments


Album is solid but 4.5 shiii man.

SlMBOLlC
October 21st 2013


5204 Comments


every death metal drummer is "inhuman", so it seems

ShadowRemains
October 21st 2013


20842 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

alex hernandez >

evilford
October 21st 2013


22653 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"some of their strongest cuts to date"


heh

Digging: Cadaver - ...In Pains

BigPleb
October 21st 2013


36738 Comments


Nothing on here is better than anything off M&D

ShadowRemains
October 21st 2013


20842 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

^

DikkoZinner
October 21st 2013


3152 Comments


Pos

Digging: Death Strike - Fuckin Death

Solaire
October 21st 2013


883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Soft 4 rating for me. Style is similar to Majesty and Decay, but the mix isn't quite right.

Solaire
October 21st 2013


883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The fact Providence and this were 4s and M&D is a 4.5 is a testament to their continued relevance in the scene.

ShadowRemains
October 21st 2013


20842 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

more like the mix is fucking awful

BigPleb
October 21st 2013


36738 Comments


I mean if you like brickwalled production then sure it's awesome.

Relinquished
October 21st 2013


25097 Comments


yeah mix sucks



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