Imperial Triumphant - Vile Luxury
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Based on 81 ratings
2018 Ratings: #162
July 13, 2018 / Release Date
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Gilead Media / Label
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Hell fucking yes!! This is exactly what I want from metal. Vile Luxury is dizzying, intimidating, and above all else a fantastic explosion of passion. Sure the guitar could have used some extra oomph in the mix, but on all of my listens so far I quickly became accustomed to it.

If you need a specific example just listen to Chernobyl Blues: a slow and melacholy tune that sounds like the prologue to a Funeral Doom epic before bursting forth with the most cathartic death metal passage I've ever ... read more
A little too expirimental for me, but i gotta respect the passion and skill on display
Big Big OOF
Its a decent album, and the experimentation is nice, but it feels unfocused with how often songs will change. It's a lot to take in and a far cry from an amazing metal album.
Get this album on Spotify already!

EDIT: It is on there now, but this isn't nearly as good as I was hoping :(

The jazz interludes that are littered throughout capture the listener by surprise before the inevitable sonic onslaught that follows them - they do genuinely add another layer to the music and build a hazy atmosphere which is only added to by the band's traditional black metal leanings. The biggest issue on 'Vile Luxury' and any release from Imperial Triumph is the vocals; they don't ... read more
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Track List

  1. Swarming Opulence
  2. Lower World
  3. Gotham Luxe
  4. Chernobyl Blues
  5. Cosmopolis
  6. Mother Machine
  7. The Filth
  8. Luxury in Death
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Added on: June 30, 2018