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MB Premiere and Review: IMPERIAL SAVAGERY - 'Inverting The Province Of Scripture'

On April 24th, 2020, menacing death metal monster IMPERIAL SAVAGERY will launch their second anti-christian stance, "Lashing The Feral Swine" via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, but today we're proud to present the ruthless blasphemy and epitome of pure darkness and evil, 'Inverting The Province Of Scripture'.

Drenched in base nepotism as I am, metal from my hometown is always a welcome and encompassing thing for two reasons: first, we here in Chicago and the surrounding areas have always had a very intense and solid scene, rife with impressive and talented bands, and second, because I truly feel Chicago gets lost in the proverbial shuffle of geographical accolades, usually caught somewhere between New York and California in a din of afterthought dismissal. We have a proud lineage, and IMPERIAL SAVAGERY, a band born-and-bred on the south side of the city, is another working-class cog making some severely destructive noise.

It's been a long six years since the bands battering self-titled debut, but the hiatus has done nothing to indicate that the follow-up, "Lashing the Feral Swine", has diminished the band's violent uprising against the oppressive Christian regime; actually, in short, the band's dark and dismal call to arms is one that simply entices total submission to the task.

The opening track, 'Churchgate Proclamation' is a proverbial banger, showing that the band has not lost a step and has found even stronger footing. Brice Dalzell's vocal howl is an ethereal chasm with which to get lost in, seemingly beckoning you to enter the infernal gates of free will. In a mire of same-old when it comes to death metal vocals, Dalzell certainly manages to incite all the right feelings of subjugation within the confines of his style that has to be heard to be appreciated. Pat Clancy (bass), Garrett Scanlan (drums) and Tom Flanagan (guitars) round out a collective that takes the evil tone perpetuated early on by Venom, early Celtic Frost, and Immolation and force-feeds it to the willing listener. Galloping through tracks like 'Vengeance Over Virtue,' 'Burned Upon Rebirth,' and 'Kiloton Crucifix Detonation,' which is one of the most definitive slabs of death I've heard in a while, proving that Flanagan is a true magistrate of some dark chords. There simply isn't a filler piece anywhere, and the tracks seem to flow so effortlessly in an almost conceptual pattern that tells a horror story passed through the ages on any given Sunday. I'm not quite sure if that "pattern" was intentional or my just hearing a line throughout, but it emitted a perfect haze of rage and warning.

Full review of the IMPERIAL SAVAGERY's new album, "Lashing The Feral Swine" can be found here.


Tom Flanagan - Guitars
Garrett Scanlan - Drums
Brice Dalzell - Vocals
Pat Clancy - Bass


Entered: 4/3/2020 12:34:19 AM