Impaled - _The Dead Shall Dead Remain_
(Deathvomit Records, 2000)
by: Aaron McKay (
I honestly gave it everything I had to liking this offering. All I have to say is the sum of this release's points come from the fact that I think the distinctive guitar work is beyond belief. I tried, over and again, to get into this effort, but every time I was greeted by a sense of Carcass's _Necroticism -- Descanting the Insalubrious_ rehashed by Impaled in a less than commendable way. I noted that James Murphy mastered _TDSDR_, another authoritative reason for me to at least -try- to like this release, but the connection wasn't there. Track four, "Spirits of the Dead", has an incredibly strong riff about the four minute mark, and the "fuck off" statement imprinted on the disc itself was humorous, but even together it was still not enough to compensate for the remainder of the album.
(article published 12/8/2000)
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