IMPERIUM DEKADENZ - Into Sorrow Evermore CD
Heavily inspired by second wave Norwegian black metal of the 90s, the band incorporates the raw, visceral style of these masters and surpasses with their own dark, atmospheric compositions. Immersed in the void, they approach themes of depression, death and desperation, luring the listener into their sorrowful reality of existence. True to the beginnings of the genre, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ stick to their roots and leave their own haunting mark on the genre, claiming their rightful place in the upper echelons of black metal.
On their new album, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ continue their unique journey with dark, ambient sounds, luring the listener into suffocating spheres of black metal. Opener and title track “Into Sorrow Evermore” starts off with classic tremolo-picked black metal guitars and hard-hitting drums, building a gloomy atmosphere with the thrilling sound of vocalist Horaz spurring the album’s immersion. “Truth under Stars” lures with pummeling blast beats accompanied by tragic guitar melodies as deep growls complement them to envelop the signature grim mood of the band.
Into Sorrow Evermore is an intense album that combines the best of various genres while staying faithful to the eternal sound of black metal. In the traditions of Norwegian masters, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ prove their place in the realm of darkness and gloom, ascending with technical skill and grim atmospheres inducing sorrow, evermore!
Napalm Records 2023