|Review: Immolith - Hymns To The Countess|
|Hymns To The Countess|
Year released: 2009
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: October 12, 2010
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
for:Hymns To The Countess
Rated 3.29/5 (65.71%) (7 Votes)
Hailing from New Jersey, Black Metal newcomers Immolith bring a blood-splattered approach to the table, sounding somewhat different to some of their competitors through the use of a sharp Death Metal guitar tone, not unlike that utilized by bands such as Sinister or Deicide. The production on this, their debut EP, is surprisingly good, with a full, pouting kit bashed behind those caustic guitars, and even some metallic bass, which just makes it above the maelstrom.
There's nothing new here in terms of subject matter (one doesn't wonder, what with the cover art and all), though Hymns To The Countess is a good effort, with some catchy riffs, subtle time changes, and often cruel sections just daring you to strain your neck. Saying that, the vocals are a pitiful gargle, and there are moments during "Slaughter Of Legions" where the sound wavers. But apart from these issues, Immolith have made a decent start here. With more practice, they could be worthy of interest.
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