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90
Exclaim!

Alphaville is one of the year's darkest and most deranged collections of avant-garde metal, a surreal dystopian nightmare that is both terrifying and entrancing.

90
Metal Hammer

Masked NYC brain-melters Imperial Triumphant serve up metal/jazz/avant garde/barbershop madness on majestic new album Alphaville.

90
Metal Injection

More often than not, Alphaville comes off like the black/death metal equivalent of Miles Davis’ electric era, with its beauty shining through where it counts most.

80
The Needle Drop

With Alphaville, Imperial Triumphant upholds its blend of extreme metal and jazz without sounding like a novelty.

80
Sputnikmusic

Alphaville is an adventurous and gorgeous black metal record for one of the most fascinating acts out there.

Stankysauce
95

THIS IS THE AOTY
Review coming soon!

Holy shit I can't believe I've hit 500 followers 😳. Thank you EVERYONE so much!

While this isn't exactly a new idea, I want to basically give a bunch of people i appreciate shoutouts and so give just a general thank you!

So while I don't review as much now on this site, l have been getting back in that habit recently, whether it's for The Flaming Lips, or a series of AOTY musicians.

I want to thank @pickle @chode @maqtheus @rater @Enigmaticsnob ... read more

JacksonLerner
87

nonchalantly abrasive, the music often appears as grand, epic... triumphant. especially with the piano, which is added to the background for chilling effect.

the drumming goes off; it can be so fast, yet so acoustic sounding. timely and on beat. slurred, dragging, and rushing. the bass is impressive, especially on the title track “alphaville”.

JayCrackers
99

As you may but most likely didn't realize is that I've been busy for the last couple of days and haven't actually posted anything mainly to due to organizing a few things, some birthdays, work etc. But throughout my absent I have been listening to the most recent hyped album from the music scene. Alphaville, the album not the band, by avant-garde black metal band Imperial Triumphant whom gained a lot of attention with their 2018 release Vile Luxury which i should review and rate but ya know ... read more

swifty30
75

i can't tell difference from bad and good metal but i ended up actually finishing it and it was fucking great so 😅

[TOP 3]
- Rotted Futures -
- Atomic Age -
- Transmission to Mercury -

A4datBoi
NR

Cool but that's pretty much all it has going. Even then it wasn't cool enough for me to finish it.

bearcatvendetta
70

I'm normally no super into black metal, mostly because the vocals don't really appeal to me, but I actually thought Imperial Triumphant came out with a really solid record worth listening, also that album cover rules.

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Track List

  1. Rotted Futures
  2. Excelsior
  3. City Swine
  4. Atomic Age
  5. Transmission to Mercury
  6. Alphaville
  7. The Greater Good
  8. Experiment [Bonus Track]
  9. Happy Home [Bonus Track]

Year End Lists

#3/Decibel
#23/The Needle Drop
#25/Revolver
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Added on: May 26, 2020