2013 inches forward, bringing us closer to a host of new albums we’ve been highly anticipating, including the new release by NYDM veterans Immolation. Their forthcoming album is named Kingdom of Conspiracy, and it will be discharged on May 14 by Nuclear Blast.
Today, DECIBEL magazine began streaming the album’s title track at their online site, and man is it merciless. At the outset, the drums go at about 1000 bpm, the guitars grind viciously, and Ross Dolan sounds like a goddamned demon grisly bear. But the song is a lesson in shifting dynamics and the effective incorporation of infected melodies into descending waves of bludgeoning riffage.
There’s a reason why this band are still death metal royalty more than two decades after they began their musical life: they still know how to write songs that sink their teeth into your neck but keep your attention transfixed while you’re bleeding out.