If you’ve followed Immolation’s career, you’ll note their legacy is marked by the continuous evolution of their sound.
From the band’s debut, 1991 release, Dawn of Possession, to the defining 2013 The Kingdom of Conspiracy album, Immolation, in their more than 30-year history, has recorded some of Metal’s most pernicious music.
Now, in 2017, Immolation unleashes their Atonement-- a record that captures the Yonkers-based Death Metal unit at their most resolute, focused, and inventive:
Opening track, “The Distorting Light,” cracks open the album with its onslaught of searing riffs, blast beats, and Immolation’s undeniably vicious groove, with frontman Ross Dolan’s vocals sounding all the more involved and guttural, full and consumed.
The track’s follow-up, “When the Jackals Come,” is a certifiable banger, with its extremes, speed, and precision coalesced in poised disquietude.
A favorite track, “Fostering the Divide,” is again imbued that Immolation groove, as well as powerful percussive calthestitics; creative, arcane riffs; and truant syncopated moments that wince out finely wrought solos.
“Above All” is attitude-stricken, complete with sick riffs, man, along with searing solos that render this track an absolute monster.
Each tune on the 11-track Atonement is ferocious both sonically and in performance, and in its sum, the album is an apex in Immolation’s remarkable journey, as it celebrates the band’s terrifyingly brilliant and brutal sound.
Atonement was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino, and was mixed by Zack Ohren (Castle Ultimate Studios). The album features artwork by Par Olofsson, along with additional artwork from Zbigniew Bielak.
Atonement is due out on February 24th, 2017 on Nuclear Blast Records. You can pre-order a copy over at www.NuclearBlast.com.