Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville
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thiefofprose
90
The roaring 20's are back with a vengeance!

This album is chaotic and dismal, and I would expect nothing less from the experimental, jazzy geniuses behind Imperial Triumphant. This LP throws you in a taxi driven by a rhinoceros and drives you through a hellish dystopia. And it's pretty rad.

The one qualm I have about Alphaville is that there are a few moments in the first few tracks that feel a little bit monotone. As if there's a lack of the tension and release that Imperial Triumphant are ... read more
WithWith
90
imperial triumphant has astounded me once again.

objectively, this is their magnum opus and the best metal album that I've heard this year thus far. the production is much clearer and more detailed compared to 2018's "vile luxury," and I think the clearer production benefits this album and its artistic direction. it's a much more immediate, in-your-face, and relentless album that focuses on mind-bending song structures and endless riffs. "vile luxury" was more focused on ... read more
jeetygt
88
Whoa. That's really all I need to say, but I will say more.

The suspense and tension this album really builds over its incredibly chaotic nine-track lineup is almost akin to watching a good 40's noir film where the characters engage in a cat-and-mouse game. Rather than just leave it at that, however, Alphaville and Imperial Triumphant build up the world behind this game, showing the seedy surroundings and shady tormented background characters that show the world of the city in the dark behind ... read more
TheRootBoy
84
Imperial Triumphant has a fantastic visual style of art deco along with what comes with the intense look black metal brings with it. This style feels all their own and something they've really done well in claiming for themselves. With nearly an hour's worth of content, you're greeted with a variant of powerful, charging shots of instrumentation. The tracks on here are a little more straight forward compared to their last release, but this isn't entirely a detriment as most songs are still ... read more
Stankysauce
100
THIS IS THE AOTY
Review coming soon!
92
I don't know what to say about this album. I remember loving the hell out of Vile Luxury when it came out, but not listening to it a lot because it was a bit "too dark for me." I've definitely listened to it a lot more since then, and now here I was eagerly awaiting this newest release.

This was probably my most highly anticipated release of 2020, so I was a bit worried that it wouldn't live up to my expectations. No way they could top Vile Luxury, Right?

wrong!

After hearing the ... read more
yognak
90
Favorite Tracks : Excelsior, City Swine, Atomic Age, Transmission to Mercury, Alphaville, The Greater Good

Lesst Favorite Track : Rotted Futures
CoverartReview
NR
9-10, looks like the film Metropolis
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