Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Imprecation/Satanae Tenebris Infinita/Dark Descent Records/2013 CD Review


  Imprecation  are  a  band  from  Texas  that h as  a  history  that  goes  back  to  the  early  90's  with  a  musical  style  I  would  describe  as  being  atmospheric  satanic  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  comeback  album  "Satanae  Tenebris  Infinita"  which  was  released  by  Dark  Descent  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out of  the  guitars,  as  for  the  synths  which  are  only  used  briefly  they  bring  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  recording  without  being  used  as  a  lead  instrument.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from s low,  mid  paced  to  fast  old  school  blackened death  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy  and  dark  sounding  with  some  doom  metal  elements  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  as  well  as  some  evil  sounding  melodies,  while  the  lead  guitars are  very  old  school  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Blasphemous  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  evil,  heavy  and  old  school  sound  to  it  that  brings  back  memories  of  the  early  90's.  

  In  my  opinion  Imprecation  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  blackened  death  metal  band  and if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "From  Beyond  The  Fiery  Temples"  "The  Coils  Of  Eden"  and  "Of  The  Black  Earth".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.