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IMPALED NAZARENE - 'Pro Patria Finlandia' - 2006 - Osmose Productions

Track Listing
1.Weapons To Tame A Land
2.Something Sinister
3.Goat Sodomy
4.Neighborcide
5.One Dead Nation Under Dead God
6.For Those Who Have Fallen
7.Leucorrhea
8.Kut
9.This Castrated World
10.Psykosis
11.Contempt
12.I Wage War
13.Cancer
14.Hate- Despise- Arrogance
Much like AC/DC and Motorhead, Impaled Nazarene have a very defined formula. You know what you are getting when you pick up an album by Mikka and the boys. Fast, no-frills, slamming, well, you get the picture. On the band's bio, the publicist refers to them as blackened thrash metal. That is likely accurate I guess. However, I have always considered them to be equal parts death metal and hardcore punk. Think Deicide-meets-The Exploited. All the fury with none of the excessive showiness. If I were a NASCAR driver (God help us all...) this would be the band that I would want playing in the car stereo as I drove.

The music is played so tight and fierce. The drums operate like a jackhammer. The guitars inspire high speed motion. The vocalist, as usual, grabs you and demand that you listen to every fucking word that comes out of his mouth (whether you can decipher them or not!). The album title is an homage to the band's homeland of Finland. The lyrics are fucking angry and hateful, save for the moments of patriotism. No surprise, but this album finished in my year end top 10.



--Death Metal Shawn 12.14.06
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: IMPALED NAZARENE
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TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Death Comes in 26 Carefully Selected PiecesImpaled Nazarene
2005
Veritas9/15/2005
ManifestImpaled Nazarene
2007
Al Kikuras9/19/2008
Pro Patria FinlandiaImpaled Nazarene
2006
Death Metal Shawn12/22/2006


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