Immolation
Failures for Gods


3.0
good

Review

by Dethtrasher USER (232 Reviews)
August 11th, 2006 | 105 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


HISTORY
Think Meshuggah as a pure death-metal band and you might get a slim idea of how Immolation would sound like. With deep, straight-on orchish growls, complexive guitar work and ingredients from Morbid Angel are some of the traits that Immolation has to offer. Formed in 1986 they entered the world of death-metal, not one of the most spectacular bands in the genre but after some good quality demos Immolation was starting to churn out albums. Most of the albums had their own special sound but they were all on the same track if you know what I mean.

ALBUM INFORMATION
This album is called ''Failures For Gods'', an album with some similarities with ''Here In After''. Both of the albums has the same kind of brutal sound but this album has been turned up in speed just a little bit. The crazy and complicated guitar work is still the main dish along with the cookie monster vocals. As any death-metal these guys also focus their lyrics against god and jesus and stuff that comes along with them, these lyrics is definitely not about peace, love and understanding. Thanks to Immolation's self-invented sound keeps them apart from the Morbid Angel habitat, it really does sounds like they are on the edge of falling into Morbid Angel's territory from time to time.

THE BAND MEMBERS
Ross Dolan, both vocalist and bassist in this album, his vocals is yet unchanged. These orchish deep grunting continues in this album, there is no sign of variation in the vocal work which is one negative thing from my part, it is still an effective performance but if there was a bit more variation it wouldn't sounded so old if you know what I mean. We continue with Robert Vigna and Tom Wilkinson, these two guitarists does a good job with the guitars. They still use their special mix of old-school death-shredding and their own complicated but yet interesting riffing style. While playing a heavy and fast rhythm section they also let go of sudden guitar noises, but they sound more like whiny and annoying hybrid notes who whats to get attention. Lets have a look at the solos too, the solos on this album is what you might expect, the solos are played in chaos, disorder, complexiness, energy and in different paces. I think that these solos are good, they does not sound like amateur or overdone stuff. Alex Hernandez is the new drummer in this album, his drum patterns are basically the same as the in the album before this except that these patterns are faster. This is one factor that makes this band come close to Morbid Angel material.

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS ALBUM
As I mentioned before, this album felt similar to ''Here In After'', both in the vocals and instruments, the only difference was that the band had more speed in this album. Some good things about this album was the complicated guitar work, it wasen't as crazy as in the album before but you can hear that this nothing that normal death-metal bands often uses in their material. But there is of course lots of advanced and technical both stuff in modern and old death-metal bands but this is more crazy and wierd, its a bit hard to explain. I liked the guitar work but it wasen't excellent, there was moments that really annoying like the songs Your Angel Died and Unsaved, a good example of songs who had these whiny guitar noises that I mentioned about. Another thing I liked here was the turned up tempo, the material had a bit more energy which made the songs a bit more catchier and heavier. Though this is not my style of death-metal but I did enjoy this from time to time but I would say that you don't have to listen to this over and over. You might get bored even though if you like death-metal of any kind, listen to this once in a while and not continuosly.

MY CONCLUSION
This wasen't so good in my ears this time, I would go for ''Here In After'' instead of this but this wasen't bad either. As I said before, the turned up tempo in the material was a good thing but that made the band sound like a Morbid Angel copy. The difficult and unreasonable guitar work saved the band and made it sound a bit more different, I would've classed this band as copy cats otherwise. Not bad but not too good to me, but if you like old-school death-metal, ''Florida death-metal'' and death-metal in general you should give this band a chance. This album has energy, heaviness and classic features which is typical for the death-metal genre. Now I'm done with this review and I hope you thought that this was enjoying and informative.

RECOMMENDED TRACKS
-- Your Angel Died
-- Failures From Gods
-- Once Ordrained

I didn't enjoy this as much as the previous album so this album will be given a 3/5



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Thor
August 11th 2006


10200 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm liking the format on this review. Keep it up.

You're also getting very close at 100 reviews!

Dethtrasher
August 11th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks. 100 reviews, man thats alot of music. My goal of this site is very close now, just eight reviews left

Btw, what is this'approved' thing?This Message Edited On 08.11.06

Mikesn
Emeritus
August 11th 2006


3709 Comments


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Pretty good review. I'm a pansy ass Christian, so judging by the song titles, this probably won't appeal to me much. :p
8 more, keep it up.

Digging: Grimes - Visions

Dethtrasher
August 11th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I never thought that I would be that good, I guess that I have been a good rescource to this site.

south_of_heaven 11
August 11th 2006


5436 Comments


nu uh deth you suk hxc jus go away now ur reviewz dnt rawk

KBYE!

Cravinov13
August 11th 2006


3854 Comments


Well, Dethtrasher, it's also due to the fact you submit reviews like crazy.

Dethtrasher
August 12th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Eh, sure...? yea...? alright...? Mr. Heaven
KBYE...?

south_of_heaven 11
August 12th 2006


5436 Comments


Haha that was sarcasm Deth...sarcasm...
Cause in case you didnt notice, I pos'd it

Dethtrasher
August 12th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hehe, I thought so, I might start to wrtie in swedish soon when I get sarcastic

Btw, id this a featured album now?This Message Edited On 08.12.06

Cravinov13
August 13th 2006


3854 Comments


I still think this album deserves at least a 3.5.

Dethtrasher
August 14th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Is there anyone who knows about a death-metal band called Cianide?

rasputin
January 22nd 2009


14550 Comments


this is fucking elite

rasputin
January 22nd 2009


14550 Comments


CAN YOU HEAR US
DEATH TO JESUS
CAN YOU HEAR US
DEATH TO JESUS
CAN YOU HEAR US
DEATH TO JESUS
CAN YOU HEAR US
DEATH TO JESUS

masterofcum
January 22nd 2009


428 Comments



CAN YOU HEAR US

DEATH TO JESUS

CAN YOU HEAR US

DEATH TO JESUS

CAN YOU HEAR US

DEATH TO JESUS

CAN YOU HEAR US

DEATH TO JESUS

rasputin
January 22nd 2009


14550 Comments


br00tal

masterofcum
June 26th 2009


428 Comments


CAN YOU HEAR US

rasputin
June 26th 2009


14550 Comments


DEATH TO JESUS

masterofcum
June 26th 2009


428 Comments


so catchy

plays in my head all day

BallsToTheWall
June 26th 2009


44627 Comments


Is this Immolation's best? Need to get into this band.

Digging: Mare Cognitum - Phobos Monolith

rasputin
June 26th 2009


14550 Comments


get Close to a World Below and then get all of their albums, it makes no difference really



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