IMPENDING DOOM - Nailed. Dead. Risen.
Nailed. Dead. Risen.
Facedown Records

Death metal, pure and simple. Okay, okay, sure there are some I’ve read that try to lump this in with the whole “deathcore” style, and they might have a bit of a point with the fact that there are breakdowns hither and yon (and the fact that it was released on Facedown Records). But, let’s take them genre-Nazi blinders off and face the facts, my wanna-be poser brethren (and siseren): This is DEATH METAL. This is gut-churning, guitars down tuned to Zb riffing, blast beat-your-face-off drumming, vocalist gonna vomit up something from deep in his bowels kinda brutality that, thankfully, seems to be getting a resurgence as of late. The songs sometimes seem a bit too simplistic in their execution, but I cannot complain much because I haven’t had a good solid dose of this kind of death metal in a long, looooooooong time. Add to this the good production, an album cover that is probably the coolest I’ve seen in quite some time, and lyrics that are straight-forward about their faith in Christ Jesus, and the end result is a big, stupid grin on my face and a pleasant throbbing in my head that I haven’t experienced since discovering Mortification’s Scrolls Of The Megilloth back in the day. Good start, can’t wait to hear more stuff from this band. Recommended.