IMMOLATION - Here In After LP
After 5 years and a change in record labels (from Roadrunner to Metal Blade), Immolation were able to create their sophomore album that took extremity to a whole new level. "Here in After" is a landmark album that isn't all brawns, all thanks to the dissonant guitar rhythms of Bob Vigna and Thomas Wilkinson. The riffs are rather refreshing by enhancing the band's dense atmosphere, depending whether they're slow and plodding ("Here in After"), bizarre ("Nailed to Gold") or all-out overwhelming ("I Feel Nothing").
Drummer Craig Smilowski succeeds behind the kit, supplying fills to blend in with the already mind bending riffs explained. Vocalist Ross Dolan still sound impressive with his vocal approach that steers clear of monotony, backing that up with some nice rhythmic bass to add with his three mates previously mentioned.
As brilliant as this is, this isn't elementary stuff. The production is a bit rough but it will unravel after multiple listens. Despite this, "Here in After" is golden stuff from its time and should be appreciated for its class musicianship and solid songwriting.
Ltd. 180g black vinyl w/poster.