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Review: Sacrilegious Impalement - II - Exalted Spectres
Sacrilegious Impalement
II - Exalted Spectres

Label: Hammer of Hate Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 40:42
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 2.5/5

Review online: April 26, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
II - Exalted Spectres

Rated 3.56/5 (71.11%) (27 Votes)

I have been following Sacrilegious Impalement since their killer self-titled EP back in '07. Since then SI have mutated from a project into a real band, disappointed me with their boring debut Cultus Nex, and now they have a second full-length which again spectacularly fails to capitalize on the cool stuff about their old works.

SI in the old days was about grim, raw Black Metal, but every subsequent release has seen them trying harder and harder to morph into God Dethroned. Not that GD are not cool, but do we need a poor imitation? This is melodic Death/Black Metal with clichéd riffs, a weak guitar tone, and boring fucking vocals that have no character at all. The songs all sound the same, and they sound like weak imitations of songs done by better bands - faceless and utterly lacking in interest. Also, the mix is so weak you can hardly hear the thing without turning it up twice as loud as everything else - might want to fix that, guys. Sigh.

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