Immolation recording new album

by Brett Stevens
November 25, 2012 –

NYDM founders Immolation are in the studio and preparing work on their ninth full-length album, according to apeshit zine.

According to the report, Immolation are in Sound Studios in Milbrook, NY with veteran producer Paul Orofino with Zack Ohren behind the mixing desk. The band state the album will be “one of their strongest yet.”

Starting out in the late 1980s as a speed metal band with death metal vocals, Immolation morphed in death metal and then technical death metal with 1996′s Here In After, regarded by many as the apex of the band.

After a long absence, they returned with a series of late death metal albums like Unholy Cult which used a simpler but more streamlined style of death metal.

With 2010′s Majesty and Decay, and later the Providence EP, Immolation went in a more commercial direction, taking the simple songwriting of radio metal like Slipknot and adding to it death metal and speed metal riffs.

As long-time fans, we’re hoping they’ll return to death metal because they do it so well, but we’re not so delusional as to forget that death metal very rarely pays the bills. Good luck to this long-running NY band.

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3 comments

  • Nicholas Lopez

    Since when did they go,” more commercial direction, taking the simple songwriting of radio metal like Slipknot and adding to it death metal and speed metal riffs.”? If you think ‘Majesty’ and Providence are commercial than you obviously don’t understand what death metal is because both of those albums are factual evidence of what TRUE death metal is supposed to be. I’d like to see somebody upload a video of them playing any song off of those two records and play them correctly and see how ‘simple’ it is. Considering myself a long time death metal ‘enthusiast’ Immolation are one of death Metals prime examples of staying true to what they’ve been since the beginning and destroying any boundaries anyone places upon them.

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  • Nicholas Lopez

    Brett Stevens, can you elaborate a little more on the “more commercial direction, taking the simple songwriting of radio metal like Slipknot and adding to it death metal and speed metal riffs.”? Can you please give me in detail what it is that made you think the last 2 albums have been commercial?

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