Immolation Announce More Death Pop

Immolation announced a new album in their recent style of taking their own material and simplifying or parodying it down into pop rock for a beer swilling speed metal audience who eat up every new Metallica and Sodom record of randomly rehashed tunes. Atonement is the story of Cecilia (Keira Knightley) and Robbie’s (James McAvoy) life turning to hell when Briony, Cecilia’s bratty little sister, falsely accuses James McAvoy of rape. Cecilia and Robbie die horribly but Briony becomes a successful novelist. Ross Dolan insists that Keira Knightley did a great job wearing that green dress in Immolation’s best sounding release to date despite the fact that Dawn of Possession still exists and was recently reissued:

We are excited that everyone will finally get a preview of what the new record has to offer. »Atonement« is a very dark and haunting album both musically and lyrically, commenting on the darker side of humanity and the world today. Each song on this album is unique in its own way, offering the listener a wide range of dark and sinister passages that I think really hone in on all the elements that make this band what it is.

The sound of this record is exactly what we were hoping for, and we feel the production really gives these songs that massive sound and dark sinister feel they needed. Zack and Paul really nailed it with this one and made our tenth album our best sounding record to date. We are all very proud of what we have created here, and we hope everyone else will enjoy these 11 songs as much as we think they will.

The song ‘Atonement’ is about that blind fury and destructivnes of religious extremism regardless of where it comes from and under what religious banner it flies. The cover piece was inspired by a passage of lyrics from this song, and Par managed to create a visual for those four lines that just blew us away. So needless to say, we are very pleased with the overall look and feel of the album, which also includes 4 amazing pieces of artwork done by the extremely talented Zbigniew Bielak.

We chose the song ‘Destructive Currents’ as the first song to leak to the fans because it’s a fast and aggressive song that gets right down to business. It’s just dark and powerful, and I think it gives everyone a sense of whats in store for them with this release. Lyrically the song deals with the herd/mob mentality and how it gets fed, manipulated and exploited by outside forces. These are the currents of deception, misinformation and destruction, which are designed to mislead people. So that’s really the idea behind the song lyrically.

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15 thoughts on “Immolation Announce More Death Pop”

  1. harsh critiquer of vest patcheses says:

    The production sounds like a war fuzzy wiener dog winter sock, the playing sounds quiet and subdued and the vocals sound like a Muppet. It has a weird distancing effect where I can actually put myself in the headspace of 1990 post/punk/record-store-music guys who told me when they first heard blast beats and death metal vocals back then they thought it was music for retarded people.

    Sorry guys, I bet they have big dramatic Italian feasts around this time with big hand gestures and everyone going “ooooooh AAAYYYYE!” while sharing never ending pasta and breadsticks, and eager extended mouthed flutes of wine, from the old country, and garlic aroma, and they’ll take you outside to the garage when the kids have settled down, and show you a cobweb covered cassette collection of death metal demos, I am sure you would really want to be related to these guys and play ball in the yard, and call them daddy, while feeling for nipple, but I don’t like new Immolation.

    They are still good live.

    1. this trip is turning into a bit letdown says:


  2. the George Zimmerman EP says:

    “The song ‘Atonement’ is about that blind fury and destructivnes[sic] of religious extremism regardless of where it comes from and under what religious banner it flies.”

    Phew, so all 3 of Immolation’s muslim fans won’t be offended.

    1. Rainer Weikusat says:

      All three religions derived from the bible had a history of bloodshed and terror for as long as their respective leaders had the power to enact it. The Romans de facto ended this for the Jews when they eliminated the ‘original’ Jewish state. Pulling the teeth from the Christian churches took more than 1000 years and many people were killed, often gruesomely, until this had happened. A good part of the Satanism/ Anti-Christanity in metal stems from exactly that and from the nagging suspicion that the various Christian churches would happily revert to their historic written doctrines if they only could. Of course, the “biblicals” don’t have a monopoly on violent, religious intolerance: Members of the muslim minority in India being killed by enraged Hindu-mobs because of rumours of them being “cow murderers” is not that uncommon.

      Some people think this is part of their culture/ history,

      And the recent “OMG ! Alien religion detected !!” craze doesn’t erase it.

      1. In other words: It’s mostly muslims, but we see you other people, and this song is about you, too!

  3. Jerry Hauppa says:

    But they brought back the old logo, surely this has to be good!

    1. this trip is turning into a bit letdown says:

      Yeah it’s a real return to form.

      Just kidding.

      1. Morbideathscream says:

        Just like St. Anger was Metallica going back to their roots. Hahaha

  4. Rainer Weikusat says:

    This is neither fast nor aggressive nor dark nor powerful, more slow, melodic, relaxed and with almost clear-sounding vocals. Also, sterily produced and with lots of reverb to suggest an atmospheric depth which isn’t there.

    Or maybe: It’s so fast, aggressive, dark and powerful that it almost makes one want to get off the sofa this year. But perish the thought of such an useless exertion.

    1. your welcome says:

      >an useless

      Of all the comments you’ve typed in these sections, nothing else has puckered my butthole to this extent.

  5. Vigilance says:

    I can’t decide whether or not Kiera Knightly is hot or at least bangable.

    1. lost wizdom says:

      Definitely bangable, not exactly hot. Her attractiveness decreases when she talks.

      1. Vigilance says:

        Lost Wizkalifa,

        Sometimes I think Brit accents are hot.

  6. Morbideathscream says:

    Dawn of possession
    Stepping on angels…before dawn
    Here in after

    The only Immolation recordings you’ll ever need. The rest is horribly overpraised. They are still a powerful live band however.

    1. harsh critiquer of vest patcheses says:

      They are still good live, I actually saw Slayer this year and even though they played Gayer Slayer songs, it was such a good rush of classics that I didn’t even notice, same with Immmolation.

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