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Company: Nuclear Blast
Reviewer: David Loveless
Brutal assault with an early 90's DM influence!
If it isn't broke, don't fix it! At least that is my take on Immolation's tenth studio album, Atonement. Their brand of 90's influenced death metal is just as brutal now as it was back in 1991, when they released their debut, Dawn Of Possession. Although not a chaotic as Kingdom of Conspiracy, Atonement finds Immolation adding more discordant riffs and progressive songwriting to their arsenal. The inhuman vocals, blazing riffs and complex blast-beat drumming remain consistent with previous efforts, but are further amplified with awesome production. It's safe to say that Immolation continue to remain relevant in today's death metal scene.
Recommended for fans of:
90's Death Metal, Gorguts, Vader
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods
that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
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.
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.
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.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
There is much better metal out there.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.
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