Album Title: 
The Impious Crusade
Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Review Type: 

I recently reviewed the compilation album Vengeance Hell Immemorial (see update July 2013) by Singaporean Extreme Metal project Impiety, built around Mister Shyaithan. Now this act also releases a new album, though it’s a mini-one (five tracks with a total running time of nineteen minutes), via current label Hells Headbangers (sorry, I forgot to say dankuwel last time, when reviewing the compilation, to Hells Headbangers for signing Impiety; intelligent move, by the way!).

The Impious Crusade is, again, a characterising Impiety-record that, also again, completely differs from the past. Typically Impiety it is for being merciless, brutal, malignant and blood-dripping. This time, however, the material stands rather for a semi-progressive Tech-Death effort, lightning and grinding, barbarian and insane in most aspects. The whole breathes the suffocative no-nonsense approach by several (American) top-acts from the nineties (or even earlier, but with a monolithic sound), including dissonant chords, blasting eruptions (of course), and the grim spirit of the most demonic Old School bands. Not a recommendation, but a necessity for every fan of Hate Eternal, Nile, Immolation, Krisiun, Morbid Angel, Centurian and the likes!