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
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