Sweet hellfire and brimstone these legendary OG's of death metal are back with a vengeance! They've up the stakes with another batch of bludgeoning and over the top sacrilegious anthems.
Favorite track: Baptized in Satan's Blood.
Imprecation rises again from the blasted lands of Texas with their darkest spell ever, Damnatio Ad Bestia. This album expands upon the themes of their 2013 debut Satanae Tenebris Infinita with deadly results. An aura of true Satanic majesty is unleashed in tracks like, “Temple of the Foul Spirit”, “Morbid Crucifixion”, and “Baptized in Satan's Blood”. Bludgeoning guitars, battering drums, and haunting keys create an experience that will terrify the unbelievers and convert the uninitiated.
Formed in 1991, Imprecation has become a vaunted institution in the underground, with their now-classic Theurgia Goetia Summa compilation cited by bands across the globe. They have no need for trendy tags like “old school death metal”, for there is simply death metal as it it was intended – evil, dangerous, and crushing. Beware, for the Beast is upon you!
released March 22, 2019
Recorded and engineered by Mike BBQ at Big Door Studios in Houston with some vocals captured by Gilles de Laval at Noise Farm, Paige, TX.
Mixed by Mike BBQ
Mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio.
Cover art by Sebastian Mazuera
Leads on "The Shepherd and the Flock" and first lead on "Baptized in Satan's Blood" by Dustin James (Church of Disgust)
Aux vox on "Morbid Crucifixion" and "Baptized in Satan's Blood" by Anthony Moody
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Living Tomb is one of 2019’s best death metal albums, and this is beyond dispute. This is the latest high-quality exemplar of the old school death metal movement, and though it expertly combines death and doom metal in ways that Incantation mastered so long ago, it also features a cavernous production to rival the likes of Disma, making Living Tomb an immensely heavy and crushing experience. What makes this particularly special is its mastery of dynamics, with songs never remaining at the same tempo or treading the same melodic territory for too long, yet always remaining cohesive. There are also, for lack of a better term, psychedelic flourishes throughout the album that add an ethereal component to the atmosphere. I do not consider this to be as good or as original as Blood Incantation’s Starspawn, but as far as modern death metal goes, it is better than 98 percent of its competition. Enter the living tomb, and become one with Ossuarium. Ippocalyptica