Vile Luxury

by Imperial Triumphant

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Justin Imperial Triumphant are the reapers that show up when some rich asshole does too much coke and ends up killing a homeless guy. I imagine their masks would lift up, revealing some horrible gigantic mouths, and then they'd eat the guy without leaving any trace. Anyway this album is awesome. Favorite track: Lower World.
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Cephalic Miasma This is as dissonant as it gets. Raw but technical. Pure high art. The music manages to soar, at times, while also dragging its face quite heavily across a storm drain. Like licking the pavement where a homeless person was recently sleeping. Favorite track: Cosmopolis.
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ispaghula To die for. Maybe the only thing that can drag me into a swirling dream that I can understand. Making sense of this horror show that is circumstance and reality. Soothing is its call, this art. Numbing is its gift to the frantic mind. Nothing can be darker than its construction, and in that I find peace. The richest lullaby I've ever known. Favorite track: Gotham Luxe.
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New York's nebulous avant-garde metal outfit Imperial Triumphant redefine sonic darkness on their ambitious new album, "Vile Luxury". A turbulent, frenetic take on experimental noise and progressive black metal, Imperial Triumphant embody the most austere side of the New York underground. Chaos, menagerie, and the perils of the city clash with its reputation for majesty and extravagance. The band aim to portray the juxtaposition between high society and urban decay.

'Vile Luxury' combines the various musical elements that follow well within the tradition of music in New York, a monolith of the Western world, of constant experimentation and appropriation of all things that enter it, never leaving the same as it came.


released July 13, 2018

Imperial Triumphant:
Zachary Ilya Ezrin - Vocals, Guitars
Kenny Grohowski - Drums
Steve Blanco - Bass, Piano, Synth, Vocals

Distinguished guests:
Will Smith - Vocals
Yoshiko Ohara - Vocals
Andromeda Anarchia - vocals
Sarai Chrzanowski - Vocals

J. Walter Hawkes - Trombone
Joe Beaty - Trombone
Ben Hankle - Trumpet
Jonathan Powell - Trumpet
Dan Peck - Tuba

Chernobyl Blues lyrics written Sasha Davydova

Recorded at Menegroth, NYC, 2017
Engineered, mixed, & mastered by Colin Marston
Art & design - Andrey Tremblay


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Imperial Triumphant New York, New York

Born in the metropolis: Imperial Triumphant embodies the sounds of New York City. From top floor luxury to the rotten underground.


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Track Name: Swarming Opulence
Exalted golden creature
Impure ungrateful
Bright shining spectacular
We are useless to ourselves

Plenty of time, youth, the vambrace of our eternity

The sky no longer the limit
A sea of iron and energy
Gaze down at the fleshy drones
black smog and sentient gears

Swarming opulence
Begs our weak hungry minds

Greater than man
Higher than God

Swarming Opulence, that which never stops consuming

We forget our lavish life
And seek luxury in death
Emptiness through decadence
And madness through beautiful greed
Track Name: Lower World
You are machine
Blissful and grand
Nothing more
And nothing to us
writhe below in stagnant exhaust
As we breath in the light of god

Engines scream like steel horse
Of dying cavalry weaker than the last
the famine of existence
Devours us, all the same

Humani generis machinas, operari simul, et mortuus solus

Know your place in the grand machine

Beg me no more, worthless machine
I have everything and nothing to give
Track Name: Gotham Luxe
Golden peaks of timeless vision
From the pedigree of lies
Builds the murky sea of giants
Top floor, the Kings crown

grand illusional desperation
Accommodates the masses.
While keeping forward motion
Lift up, the queens crown

Demographic shifts
Building them higher
Worshipping excess
Altars to resplendence

Gotham Luxe! Syphoning lifeblood
Beholden silver eye. Production never stops.
Gotham Luxe! Proletarian servitude
Ancient gold supremacy. Society envisioned.

Lieber biegen, als brechen!
Track Name: Chernobyl Blues
Слезает кожа как лохмотья
И пепел медленно осел
Над нашей обожженной плотью
Наш дом, наш город, опустел

Мы дети мертвенного Бога
Отцы мы ядерного сна

И волки воют песни смерти
О том как эта госпожа
Явилась непослушным детям
Свои секреты сторожа

Мы дети мертвенного Бога
Наши забыли имена


Skin is peeling off like rags
And ashes slowly settled
Over our scorched flesh
Our home, our city, emptied out

We're children of a deathly God
Fathers of a nuclear dream

And wolves are howling songs of Death
How this mistress
Has shown herself to disobedient children
Protecting her secrets

We're children of a deathly God
Our names were forgotten
Track Name: Cosmopolis
Come, let us build us a tower
whose top may reach unto the stars!
atop of which we will write
In splendorous black words:

Great is the world and its Creator!
Great is Man! And his city!

My Cosmopolis: Your swollen light
Eclipsing virtues, beyond
We give ourselves to the unknown

Now Lubricate the gears
In our blood
And feed the machines
our tired flesh

Great is the world and its Creator!
Great is Man! And his hell!

Thy cosmopolis: her grand luster
Austere master!
Behold your servants

Who are you to be drawn out from chaos?
Track Name: The Filth
Pulled apart and built again
Gears will turn
Indifferent to the earth
Live to work
Work sets you free

Let the city consume you
And join the gross parade
Molting grandeur
Shedding exhaust

Pulled apart and built again
Gears always turn
Indifferent to the earth
Live to work
Work sets you free

It builds over the old
And Buries the sick
The lights too bright to see the lines in the skin

The grand effigy of failure
Weeping its final tears
It was supposed to be great
Work sets us free

Pleasuring the Filth chain
Devoted loyal machine
Begging for praise
Ready to be replaced