|Review: Immolation - Shadows In The Light|
|Shadows In The Light|
Label: Listenable Records
Year released: 2007
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: May 26, 2007
Reviewed by: Chaossphere
for:Shadows In The Light
Rated 3.98/5 (79.65%) (57 Votes)
Well fuck me if Immolation hasn't just tapped into the same wellspring of hatred and evil which made Y2K's masterpiece 'Close to a World Below' such an unstoppable rape of the senses. After the solid but unspectacular'Unholy Cult' and the rather dull 'Harnessing Ruin', 'Shadows in the Light' finally finds Immolation howling away with relentless fury at the injustices of religion, creating a crushing slab of granite-heavy death metal.
10 songs, 40 minutes, no filler. That pretty much tosses away any notion of pointing out highlights, because the whole damn album is a highlight. Anyone familiar with this band's first four epics knows exactly what to expect - a spiralling vortex of spine-chilling death metal with bizarre guitar orchestration, perfectly comprehensible torn-throat vocals, and massive clean-tone bass abuse. With Steve Shalaty's second outing on drums, this time the emphasis on blastbeats is a touch more obvious than on anything they've done before, if only because he's settling more into his own style than attempting to imitate Alex Hernandez.
Immolation fans need this album. Non-Immolation fans need it to, because it'll turn them into Immolation fans overnight.
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