Close to a POLL below - the inevitable overdue IMMOLATION albums poll

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I've only heard Dawn of Possession which I like but have just downloaded Here In After in honour of this poll

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 16 November 2023 23:57 (three months ago) link

I imagine it confused a bunch of fans at the time. Very much a transitional album..., five years after Dawn. though a good one.

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 November 2023 00:28 (three months ago) link

I'm leaning towards Unholy Cult now. never was my favorite at the time, but the writing on this thing is immaculate, the drumming and drum production very organic (it'd get as sterile-y produced as all metal would eventually by next album).

vocals also breathe well, they're processed much more nowadays and it dampens Ross's roar. none of which to say I don't like new Immolation as they haven't made a bad album IMO

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 November 2023 20:07 (three months ago) link

weirdly I think the latest one from last year is my least favorite. it isn't 'bad', but comparing it side by side with Atonement, Atonement just has a lot more ideas going on, melodically. Acts of God runs out of steam after the first few tracks

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 November 2023 21:32 (three months ago) link

Cannibal Corpse are sort of in the same position IMO - the new album is good, but a clear step down from the one before.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Wednesday, 22 November 2023 21:50 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 29 November 2023 00:01 (two months ago) link

Their songwriting can be a bit dense and muddy and difficult to follow, but when they have ideas, guitars especially, they shine bright and come out clear. Overall I quite enjoy them. I relistened to The Unholy Cult and Here in After and I think my vote is still CTAWB by default because of its superior consistency.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 29 November 2023 18:20 (two months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 30 November 2023 00:01 (two months ago) link

Thought this was the Elon Musk thread for a second.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 30 November 2023 01:57 (two months ago) link

voted Dawn due to peak faves like Those Left Behind and After My Prayers, but if I had to recommend one album it would be Close To A World Below, where they created the sound of hellfire

Paul, Friday, 1 December 2023 16:47 (two months ago) link

People who like Immolation should check out Phobocosm. They put out a new album this week, so I bought their whole discography, and they really have a grip on the whole morose death-doom thing.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Friday, 8 December 2023 21:20 (two months ago) link

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