Impedigon - _As Desires Fade..._
(The LSP Company, 2002)
by: Pedro Azevedo (6.5 out of 10)
So, "Kreators of melodic aggression", eh? A bit cheeky, are we? Well, as far as I can hear, these Belgians actually harvest most of their influences from the Swedish melodic death metal scene, more specifically the Gothenburg style. That's a style I'm undeniably fond of, and Impedigon are clearly competent at what they do. (And they got Dark Tranquillity's Niklas Sundin to create their cover art: nice touch.) However, the one thing that hampers the album besides its obvious lack of originality is the mediocre production. And have I already mentioned the lack of originality? Impedigon aren't any better or worse than a number of Swedish bands, and with so little help from the production department it won't be easy to convince listeners of their worth. Nonetheless, they are indeed a competent bunch at playing melodic death the Swedish way: nice leads and riffs, the expectable vocals, and some easily enjoyable music as a result. The album tends to get a bit better towards the end, but much like their compatriots and labelmates Axamenta [reviewed above], what Impedigon have created is a decent release that will appeal only to dedicated fans of the genre. Nevertheless, better production and more individuality could well mean a rather interesting record from Impedigon next time around.


(article published 3/7/2002)

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