Imperial Savagery
Imperial Savagery


4.0
excellent

Review

by combustion07 USER (53 Reviews)
November 1st, 2016 | 22 replies


Release Date: 04/01/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD? IF SO YOU WILL NOT FOR LONG!"

Imperial Savagery is a nasty death metal band hailing from Chicago, Illinois. The members are no stranger to the genre given their past experience in bands like CorpseVomit, Lividity, Enmortem, and that is just scratching the surface. Not to mention a few of the members also being involved in the stellar aural onslaught that is Sons of Famine. This is one hell of a debut to say the least, it clocks in at under thirty minutes and packs more of a punch than some bands manage in their entire discography.

The hellish opening sounds featured on "Faithless Emptiness" sum up the descent the listener is in for perfectly. The instrumental aspect of the album feels as though it could completely derail at any point and it truly gives the entire listening experience a disorienting vibe and a constant anticipation of how the band will strike next. This is something that very few death metal acts of today can pull off without it coming out sounding forced. Dalzell's vocal delivery is insanely powerful and meshes all too well with the musical assault. The level of hatred coming from the man's vocal chords cannot be ignored. Each member plays their part equally in making Imperial Savagery the untamable beast that it is.

Although only two out of ten tracks break past the three minute mark they all play out to their full potential. The band wastes no time on filler and within the first thirty seconds of each song you're already feeling bludgeoned beyond the point of repair. The riffs delivered from start to finish are jarring and couldn't be crafted anymore skillfully to drive home the lyrical content. Rhythmically as a whole the album is nothing short of whiplash inducing. It delves into a level of extremity that is seldom seen and doesn't give even the slightest hint of letting up throughout the entire runtime.

Overall Imperial Savagery's debut is a superb chunk of no bull***, blasphemous death metal. These guys deserve so much more attention than they've garnered since this albums release in 2014. From start to finish this album is going to have your headbanging harder than it has ever banged before. I highly recommend anyone into extreme metal in general to give this a spin. I'd say there's a pretty strong chance that most of you will be hooked the way I am. This is without a doubt a band to keep an eye on. Also if you get a chance to catch them live don't miss it. On stage these vets were even more crushing.



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combustion07
November 1st 2016


6501 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This kicks ass. Pointing out any errors would be appreciated. I haven't written a review in quite some time so I'm a bit rusty. Also posted on my blog

ShadowRemains
November 1st 2016


25010 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

combustion clutchin as usual



these guys have a really intriguing sound, almost like a blackened version of brutality or something, vocals are ferocious

CaptainDooRight
November 2nd 2016


4085 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

book

Digging: Karmic Juggernaut - The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of

combustion07
November 2nd 2016


6501 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Figured this would probably be up your alley Shadow. Definitely a unique sound they got going on. Should have another review posted for a damn near perfect black metal album tomorrow

CaptainDooRight
November 2nd 2016


4085 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is on Apple Music. Now how nice is that. Will def check that bm al once u post it.

CaptainDooRight
November 2nd 2016


4085 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

And wow you haven't rev'd in 2 years. Have a well deserved pos.

combustion07
November 2nd 2016


6501 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah and that review I posted two years ago was just an old one I put here from my blog. Should be back at it regularly from here on out. Cheers for the pos

CaptainDooRight
November 20th 2016


4085 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

bump

combustion07
November 21st 2016


6501 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I commend you for the bumpage

CaptainDooRight
November 21st 2016


4085 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

m/



CaptainDooRight
November 21st 2016


4085 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

mistype edit

ShadowRemains
November 7th 2017


25010 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this needs more listeners badly, fucking wrecks

Hawks
November 7th 2017


71529 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Damn yeah I need this.

Digging: Deus Mortem - Kosmocide

ShadowRemains
November 7th 2017


25010 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the vocals are fucking raging, riffs are kind of like what you'd get if consuming impulse era pestilence had a twisted child with mid-era gorguts and then it got blackened somewhere during the conception

Relinquished
November 7th 2017


40193 Comments


damn this is killer

ShadowRemains
November 7th 2017


25010 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

combustion rarely misses

Hawks
November 7th 2017


71529 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Def gonna jam this tonight.

Hawks
November 7th 2017


71529 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Omg this rips so hard.

combustion07
December 30th 2017


6501 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Forever ripping! Glad you guys are digging it. Definitely needs a bigger audience

ShadowRemains
April 5th 2018


25010 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty confident these guys could release an AOTY candidate with a few tweaks, the pieces are there



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