|Review: Impiety - Ravage & Conquer|
|Ravage & Conquer|
Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2012
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: April 21, 2012
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
for:Ravage & Conquer
Rated 3.95/5 (79%) (20 Votes)
From the first few seconds of the opening leviathan "Revelation Decimation" I knew exactly what to expect from Singaporean blasphemers Impiety's eighth full-length album. Blasting blackened death metal, sounding a fuck load like Polish acts Behemoth and Azarath. Unfortunately Impiety just can't seem to live up to the Polish demons, and whilst they perform with a burning fire in their eyes I'm not completely sold on the final product.
Don't get me wrong, there are without a doubt some cool riffs spluttered throughout Ravage & Conquer and of course more blast beats than you can shake a stick at, but I'm just not wowed. I've heard this before, and I've heard it done better. Couple this with the fact that the drums dominate the mix, and how the drum sound isn't great to say the least, I'm probably not going to find myself reaching for this anytime soon.
The band can definitely play well, and there are some genuinely cool parts, but the drums are a little too overpowering for my liking. Not to mention acts such as the aforementioned Behemoth and Azarath do this a lot better, and if I feel the need for blasting death metal I can always look to Fleshgod Apocalypse and Hour of Penance. This is a nice try, but for a band's eighth release I don't know, there is a lot of room for refinement, and please next time sort out the mix.
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