July 2020 Album of the Month: Imperial Triumphant’s AlphavilleThursday, 13th August 2020
A continued force within extreme metal, and not afraid of pushing boundaries, it comes as no surprise that Imperial Triumphant’s latest release is both oppressive and impressive. Alphaville sees the band in peak form, with jarring and eerie feelings popping out and taking you on a journey into NYC’s seedy underbelly. Despite the extremity and outside the box approach, they’ve managed to make it more appealing without any sort of compromise. An album worth seeking out if you want something that’s both chaotic and intellectual in tone.
An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9/10 review, which posted on July 28, 2020:
Monstrous, terrifying, impressive. Three terms that suitably describe both the breathtaking album art of Alphaville and Imperial Triumphant themselves. A band that has been on the cutting edge of madness for the better part of the last decade, Alphaville sees their unique brand of horrifying, urban extremity reaching new and even more avant-garde heights. All while, somehow, making the formula somewhat more accessible this time around (believe it or not).
Truly forward-thinking musicians, Imperial Triumphant continues to push boundaries wide open and attempt to scramble as many brains as possible with Alphaville. But despite the moody chaos that they develop, there’s something more initially enticing with this release that may help them to draw in some folks outside of the normal ‘extreme circuit’ and welcome them to the fold. Alphaville is without question an oppressive listen, but it’s never a daunting one – a combination Imperial Triumphant should be given due praise for.
Read the full review HERE
Check out our recent interview with the band HERE