The Impaler are a band from Australia that plays a blackened form of death metal with elements of deathcore and this is a review of their self released 2021 album "A Fate Worse Than Death" which will be released on February 19th.
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with a brief use of spoken word parts before adding in some death metal growls which also takes the music into a heavier direction. Black metal growls are also a very huge part of the recording along with some elements of deathcore being added into the mid tempo sections of the songs.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the solos and leads are done in a very dark yet melodic style. When the music speeds up a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats can also be heard along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as one of the tracks also introducing clean playing onto the album.
The Impaler plays a musical style that takes black, death metal and deathcore and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and hateful themes.
In my opinion The Impaler are a very great sounding blackened mixture of death metal and deathcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres. you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Voices" "Mourn" and "Release". 8 out of 10.