Sacrilegious Impalement "s/t" CDPosted on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 @ 6:57am » permalink
Recently released in the US by Enucleation Records is the debut EP from Finnish outfit Sacrilegious Impalement, offering up four relatively lengthy tracks of raging black metal in a little under a half-hour. There's nothing inventive here (and I have absolutely no problem with that when it comes to tried and true black metal): Lots of tactfully employed tremolo picking, blasting percussion, distantly thudding basslines, pulsing midpaced breaks, and of course some of those crawling, discordant riffs that any fan of this genre should know and love – with sneering/snarling/growling vocals along the way. The recording's got a great bite to it, with just the right amount of grating texture over the guitars, as well as surprisingly crisp sounding percussion and fluid low-end tones. There's just a fiery warmth to the whole thing that really benefits the overall delivery well. I hate to keep it so brief, but I really don't know what more to say. Like I said, when it comes to black metal, I tend to prefer it when bands stick to the basics, and that's exactly what you can expect here. It's quality material, I have no complaints.
The EP's only $6, so pick one up if you like what you hear.