As Desires Fade…
Review by JD on October 10, 2010.
Belgian metal is pretty good considering it is a very small country nestled in a larger metal market. Melodic Death Metal outfit Impedigon comes from this small patch of Europe, and they were ready to unleash their metallic punch on to the rest of the world.
With thunderous power and insane spatted vocals that channel from the very depths of man’s greatest fears, this five piece certainly knows what they are doing in the greater scope of things. Each guitar line and drum beat seem to for the basis for the purest Death Metal there is... yet I find only one glaring drawback to the album that sends my rating plummeting downwards to earth.
While the band clearly has some major talent flowing through their line-up, the bands music after awhile ends up being pretty average to me. While they have this astonishing sense of melody mixed with a heavy dose of sheer aggressiveness throughout the album, this quintet is not trying to sound different than all of the others out there. It is good Death Metal that they are making, but it seems like this has been done over and over again, bypassing originality.
I like the album as a whole, and I see them as having a good chance for more success... yet this album is not the right vehicle for the advancement of the band. I see that certain glimmer that Impedigon is moving towards that ‘wow’ factor that all bands try for, yet this album does little to make that happen. If they can keep this line-up and continue to focus on their music like I sense they have... there is no telling what the band could end up delivering in the future.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 6.6 out of 10