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Release date: 2000
Style: Death metal


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01. Higher Coward
02. Father You're Not A Father
03. Furthest From The Truth
04. Fall From A High Place
05. Unpardonable Sin
06. Lost Passion
07. Put My Hand In The Fire
08. Close To A World Below

Top 20 albums of 2000: 10

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The good old Immolation, you can't loose with this band if you are into Extreme Metal, there is a question that most Immolation fans can't answer (or don't want to answer, or don't even care), Is Unholy Cult better than Close To A World Below? Well I'll do my best to answer this question right now.

published 13.02.2005 | Comments (4)

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Dangerboner - 08.02.2010 at 13:09  
Rating: 9 This album is more brutal than giving a poodle a sex change. Furthest From The Truth is my fav
Illog1cal - 25.05.2012 at 19:54  
  I really like the lurching and discordant guitar parts. Excellent album, definitely an album you must have even if you are not really a fan of Immolation.
esw1026 - 27.05.2012 at 21:57  
Rating: 9 Very very close to perfection
deadone - 21.03.2014 at 02:53  
Rating: 6 Like most things Immolation I've always found this one to be inconsistent. There are some moments of greatness and then completely generic and overdone Death Metal moments or what sounds like half formed ideas.

I always think that if you scraped together their entire discography and then sifted through it you'd get get 2 phenomenal albums.

I think these guys only ever truly did it well on Harnessing Ruin
Lit. - 21.03.2014 at 03:21  
  ^ Pffffffhahaha.

Immolation are not a band I'd call inconsistent, and this album is certainly not. This is one brutal death metal album.
Troy Killjoy - 22.03.2014 at 01:49  
Rating: 8 I actually think this is one of the most consistent death metal albums out there, made by one of the most consistent death metal bands.
deadone - 22.03.2014 at 02:05  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.03.2014 at 01:49

I actually think this is one of the most consistent death metal albums out there, made by one of the most consistent death metal bands.

My problem with Immolation is that the albums always start off well but then midway lose steam and either start repeating ideas or just go all generic. They also often disrupt the flow of a song with disjointed riff changes

Majesty and Decay is a great example of this. It starts off like it's going to be the greatest DM album of all time and then runs out of steam and goes all generic Immolation.

Harnessing Ruin is the only one where think they actually pulled it off fro start to finish.

The new one is meh.
Lit. - 22.03.2014 at 03:21  
  That's as backwards an opinion if I've ever seen one. Harnessing Ruin is definitely their worse, even considering how consistent the band is. It's totally average, even Kingdom of Conspiracy is better by miles. This album (and the ones before it) are easily Immolation's best and prime death metal albums.
Mr. Doctor - 22.03.2014 at 16:34  
Rating: 8 The album is fantastic from start to finish... Specially the ending. What a finale.

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