Respected US site Toilet ov Hell premiered a stunning track of this extremely well-received black/death metal band Imperialist AT THIS LINK. The site raved about the song as you can read here –

“There’s a groundswell of hype behind the upcoming release from spaced out black metal riff masters Imperialist, and once you stab play on “Splendor Beneath an Ancient Permafrost,” you’ll harbor no doubt as to why. Killer riffs, icy vibes, and a compelling narrative arc all make this one of the best songs I’ve ever had the distinct pleasure of unveiling on this here toilet fetish blog.” 

Watch out for the official video that’s going to be unleashed soon on the label’s official channel HERE.

– “the best possible album that the band could have written” – Angry Metal Guy (US) 4/5

– “It’s sci-fi, it’s black metal, it’s fast as hell, technical, and really well written” – Metal Injection (US)

– “greatest kind of metal music available” – Independent Voice (UK) 5/5

– “do not miss this wonderful piece of music, it would be an epochal mistake!” – Zephyr’s Odem (Germany) 9.5/10

– “an exceptional album” – The Metal Wanderlust (US) 4.5/5

– “superb” – Return To My Blood (Spain) 8.5/10

– “a record of dizzying highs” – The Killchain (UK)

– “immediately gratifying” – Grizzly Butts (US) 4.5/5 

– “riveting” – No Clean Singing (US)

“Fucking brilliant” – Worship Metal (UK) 8/10

– “a great Black Metal soundtrack” – Trvefrykt Zine (Germany)

– “a juggernaut” – Toilet ov Hell (US) Premiere

– “a must have” – The Dirty Room (US) 

– “a very complete album that has no filler” – Dioses Del Metal (Spain)

– “cutting edge Black Metal” – Metal Addicts (US)

– “an excellent first step” – Moshpit Nation (US) 4/5

– “a solid debut release” – Maximum Metal (UK) 4/5

– “a very remarkable debut” – Broken Tomb (Spain) 8/10 

– “An impressive offering” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy (US) Premiere

– “classy, vicious black metal” – Head-banger Reviews (US)

– “a great album” – The Doorway To (US)

– “powerful” – Black Metal Ist Krieg (Italy)

– “really enjoyable” – Nattskog (UK) 

– “beautiful” – Rock’n’Load (UK) 8/10

– “very impressed” – Metal Bulletin (US) 

– “exquisite” – Giornale Metal (Italy)

IMPERIALIST (US) – ‘Cipher’ (October 20th, 2018)

> LP Box Set
> Gatefold LP
> Digipak CD Box Set
> 8-Panel Digipak CD
> Merch
> Digital 

Genre – Black Metal
Release Date – October 20th, 2018
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records (India)
For fans of – Dissection, Thulcandra, Uada, Vektor, Sacramentum, Sathanas, Aura Noir, Necrophobic

US black metal band Imperialist have conjured up a brilliant sci-fi themed album that stands out both conceptually as well as musically. Rooted in the early Swedish black metal sound of luminaries like NecrophobicDissection and Sacramentum,Imperialist hone it up further to suit their futuristic theme by adding touches of thrash metal without diluting the rich aura. ‘Cipher’ is backed by a visually stunning artwork by Adam Burke (VektorLurk) that extends into a continuous two-panel work depicting the grand theme. It’s rare to find bands that have a bold vision and at the same time creating the perfect blend for music that is at once atavistic and forward-thinking. This is one of the finest examples of meticulously written black metal counterbalancing aggression with melodies and thrashy sections.

Band lineup – 
Sergio Soto – Guitar & Vocals
Rod Quinones – Drums
Bryant Quinones – Guitar
Joshua Alvarez – Bass

Album artwork – Adam Burke (LurkVektorLoss)
Art design and LP layout – Francesco Gemelli (MasterTowards Atlantis Lights)

Track listing – 
1. Continuum
2. The Singularity
3. Advent Anathema
4. Splendor Beneath An Ancient Permafrost
5. Umbra Tempest
6. Chronochasm
7. Binary Coalescence
8. The Dark Below
9. Mercurian Dusk

Official Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Official Imperialist Facebook

Official Transcending Obscurity YouTube Channel

 

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