at the cover one would expect a Dark Millenniumesque band, while we
have 41 hot minutes of buffeting Swedish death metal matched with old
thrash very fast and crispy riffs, sometimes reminding me of Death Angel
("Burn the Cross").
We also meet rather effective choruses, like in "Dead Eyes Open",
a certain dose of melodic parts in the intro or at the end of "Caught
in Flesh", which comes before the ultraviolent "The
Deathsquad", clearly influenced by bands like Testament;
this song claws your neck and then really doesn't let you breath one
Very different territories are touched in the following "Sick
Sex Six", a sheer gothic metal song, while "The Hitman"
is Impious's most various composition, including thrash, classic metal,
melodic metal, excellent guitar solos and eventually a few lava riffs
shutting the song, proving that Impious really know how to exploit having
2 guitarists in the band.
"Stabbed 69 Times" displays true speed metal riffs
and "Digital Devil" concludes the CD in the most aggressive
and fastest possible manner and together with "Needles of Sin"
is a paragon of how to smartly join old school and new school, without
making any fans unhappy.
If your favourite food is composed by Testament, Haunted, Crown, Inferno,
Hatesphere spiced with Robin Sörqvist's appetizing guitar solos,
then "The Killer" can't abso-fucking-lutely be missing
in your record collection.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 21/09/02