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Abyssal Gods

by Imperial Triumphant

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Dumbsaint So twisted. So original.
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lust4metal very good progressive black metal. a bit like Portal in some tracks Favorite track: From Palaces of the Hive.
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Wez Barber Imperious. Art at its very best. Favorite track: Black Psychedelia.
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Simon Sludge Total cacophony! Imperial Triumphant finally manage to leave the all too obvious references behind and create a beast of their own. More dissonance than some can take, but definitely more unique than anything they have done! Favorite track: Krokodil.
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Ippocalyptica Finally, a modern black metal album that comes close to Deathspell Omega's Paracletus. This can be considered "technical black metal", but no label can adequately do Abyssal Gods justice. Imagine song structures and an aesthetic tone that perfectly combine Deathspell Omega and Aevangelist, and you will have an idea of what to expect. "Krokodil", as an example, is a visceral journey through hell. Extremely unsettling yet supremely sublime, this is a chaotic, unforgettable masterwork. Favorite track: Krokodil.
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Casey A masterpiece of blackened metal. The groundbreaking compositions, song structures and production will leave you stunned. Utterly devastating. 10/10 Favorite track: Krokodil.
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IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT has been orchestrating vanguard black metal since 2005. Citing an eclectic palette of influences that includes everything from Deathspell Omega to Polish post-serialism composer Krzysztof Penderecki, the band features members of investigational death metal contortionists, Pyrrhon as well as instrumental rock collective Secret Chiefs 3 and New York death metal legion Malignancy

Focused on urban decay and the imminent extinction of mankind, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT’s Abyssal Gods serves as the follow-up to the band’s critically applauded, 2013-released Goliath EP and contains ten punishingly traumatic odes of strategically composed black-addled mayhem bedecked in angular riff incursions, bestial vocal tirades and an overall air of disease, dread and looming disaster as well as a guest appearance by Bloody Panda’s Yoshiko Ohara and more.

Elaborates founder/main composer, Ilya Ezrin, “Although we are proud to be born in such a renown place, Abyssal Gods as a whole addresses New York City as a cancer of the world and the absolute fist of the universe. ‘Dead Heaven’ is the psalm of the end of the world. It deals with the universal deconstruction and celestial collapse. The lyrics were actually inspired by the observatory space lecture scene in Rebel Without A Cause.”


released March 1, 2015

captured at Solitude Studios in Pennsylvania and Amy Mills Studios (Couch Slut, Epistasis) in New York , mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in New York and boasts the apocalyptic cover craftings of Andrew Tremblay (Deadbots, Downlow’d, Deathface etc.).
Ilya Ezrin – Guitars/Vocals/Orchestration
Erik Malave – Bass
Kenny Grohowski – Drums
Alex Cohen – Drums
Additional players:
M. Gorelick – Guitar Solo
Yoshiko Ohara – Female Choir
R.K. Halvørson – Male Choir
Andy Ezrin – Piano
Valerie Kuehne – Cello
Amy Mills – Trumpet
Stressor - additional vocals



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Imperial Triumphant New York, New York

'In spirit and in sound, Imperial Triumphant is the black metal of the future.'
- MetalSucks

'One of the most important U.S. black metal acts currently active.'
-No Clean Singing


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