In just a few short days, New York City black metal legion, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, will unleash their latest recorded studio rituals in the form of Goliath.
Featuring two unsettling tracks of grimness, the nihilistic Goliath was forged on February of 2013 at Menegroth the Thousand Caves, and engineered, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.). Goliath centers itself around the biblical accounts of Sodom and Gomorrah – two cities, synonymous with impenitent sin, consumed by fire, brimstone and eternal sorrow under the manifestation of God’s wrath on the Day of Judgment. Goliath serves as the soundtrack to the suffering – a scorching spate of perverted Deathspell Omegian riff sequences, angular pace shifts and feral vocal cascades encased in an atmosphere of true, unabridged torment.
In an advance review of the opus, Destructive Music notes: “With their fiery brand of war orientated black metal which touches on themes such as elitism and futurism, the band certainly don’t pull their punches when it comes to saying what they feel they need to see…,” further commending the IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT‘s “hypnotically bizarre and mind bending passages.” Adds Cvlt Nation, “this band is on some next level shit when it comes to the dark arts! Just like the life we will one day leave, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT songs take you on a journey that you just might not survive.”
Leave this world behind with “Gomorrah,” now playing at Cvlt Nation, HERE.
Formed in 2005, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT consists of New York City futurists transcending the confines of modern black metal and includes members of investigational death metal contortionists, Pyrrhon as well as instrumental rock collective Secret Chiefs 3 and New York death metal legion Malignancy. Goliath serves as the iniquitous follow-up to last year’s Abominamentvm full-length which About.com championed for its “mad, confusing cacophony of bizarre riffs, weird time changes, and wonderfully prominent yet strange bass lines.”
Goliath will be released independently on October 2, 2013 via the official IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT Bandcamp Page. Further info on IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT to be announced in the coming weeks.