Imperial Triumphant - Vile Luxury



7.4 | 50 votes |
Release date: 13 July 2018
Style: Avantgarde death metal

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01. Swarming Opulence
02. Lower World
03. Gotham Luxe
04. Chernobyl Blues
05. Cosmopolis
06. Mother Machine
07. The Filth
08. Luxury In Death

Line-up
Zachary Ilya Ezrin - Vocals, Guitars
Kenny Grohowski - Drums
Steve Blanco - Bass, Piano, Synth, Vocals

Will Smith - Vocals
Yoshiko Ohara - Vocals
Andromeda Anarchia - vocals
Sarai Chrzanowski - Vocals
J. Walter Hawkes - Trombone
Joe Beaty - Trombone
Ben Hankle - Trumpet
Jonathan Powell - Trumpet
Dan Peck - Tuba

Additional info
New York's nebulous avant-garde metal outfit Imperial Triumphant redefine sonic darkness on their ambitious new album, "Vile Luxury". A turbulent, frenetic take on experimental noise and progressive black metal, Imperial Triumphant embody the most austere side of the New York underground. Chaos, menagerie, and the perils of the city clash with its reputation for majesty and extravagance. The band aim to portray the juxtaposition between high society and urban decay.

'Vile Luxury' combines the various musical elements that follow well within the tradition of music in New York, a monolith of the Western world, of constant experimentation and appropriation of all things that enter it, never leaving the same as it came.
credits
releases July 13, 2018

Chernobyl Blues lyrics written Sasha Davydova

Recorded at Menegroth, NYC, 2017
Engineered, mixed, & mastered by Colin Marston
Art & design - Andrey Tremblay

Staff review by
Apothecary
Rating:
N/A
Being inclined toward a considerable degree of artistic boldness and defiance of prevailing standards, it can often be difficult to say what really qualifies as "Avant-garde music" and what doesn't with any sort of authority. Whatever dietary supplements Imperial Triumphant are making use of in the morning, however, I think they're definitely hitting the mark for it.

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published 10.08.2018 | Comments (5)

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12.06.2018 - 20:57
VIG
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09.07.2018 - 18:51
Rating: 6
LuciferOfGayness
GolemOfWaffles
Two songs streaming now. Probably a bit too much of Krallice sounding for me.

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"Every night, full of drugs and liquor, I see, floating above my bed, the Devil.
This woman in white dress, Satan Herself.
She's beautiful. She's there for me. Translucent.
I'm in love with her."
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14.07.2018 - 05:08
Rating: 9
Lord Slothrop
This is some seriously harsh sounding shit. A lot of wall of noise mixed with black metal jazz. I love it.
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22.07.2018 - 22:07
Rating: 9
mz
"...Imperial Triumphant play fiery blackened-death metal, a la Deathspell Omega."
wtf deathspell omega is not a blackend death metal band and IT does not sound like them that much.
https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/77449/Imperial-Triumphant-Vile-Luxury/
I find this record a bit tamed for my expectations. However, I do approve them collapsing their sound to drone-like textures in Chernobyl Blues and The Filth. also, guest vocals from Bloody Panda's are spot on.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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22.07.2018 - 22:08
Maco
Carnivore
Written by mz on 22.07.2018 at 22:07

"...Imperial Triumphant play fiery blackened-death metal, a la Deathspell Omega."
wtf deathspell omega is not a blackend death metal band and IT does not sound like them that much.
https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/77449/Imperial-Triumphant-Vile-Luxury/
I find this record a bit tamed for my expectations. However, I do approve them collapsing their sound to drone-like textures in Chernobyl Blues and The Filth. also, guest vocals from Bloody Panda's are spot on.


That guy's reviews are usually bad, just read his Phrenelith review.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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01.08.2018 - 08:00
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Dense as fuck listen and very challenging, but quite rewarding if you're willing to give it the time and attention.
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Life was a commercial for itself, endlessly replayed.
Nothing changed, it just spread out farther and farther in the form of neon ooze.
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16.09.2018 - 08:40
Rating: 9
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Album of the year so far.
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08.12.2018 - 07:05
Mercurial
Not sure why but I don't find this band difficult to listen to all. I guess because their music makes so much sense somewhere in the depths of my brain that it somehow just pieces it together in a way I'm not entirely conscious of. It's great anyway, they were on the last album and they still are here. Listening to it I actually feel there's very little connection to black metal, and the large influence has to be from jazz music and probably a variety of avant garde composers.

I'll have to make sure I see them live at some point. Seems like they don't have two simultaneous drummers after all, which I'm slightly disappointed at lel.
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18.04.2019 - 15:12
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Mercurial on 08.12.2018 at 07:05

Listening to it I actually feel there's very little connection to black metal, and the large influence has to be from jazz music and probably a variety of avant garde composers.

Yeah I keep seeing these guys tagged as Avant-garde or experimental BM and I don't get it either. Personally hearing way more death metal than BM in their sound, and even then it's blended with a bunch of jazz, drone, neoclassical, and other wacky influences.
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Life was a commercial for itself, endlessly replayed.
Nothing changed, it just spread out farther and farther in the form of neon ooze.
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05.08.2019 - 05:06
Rating: 10
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
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19.08.2019 - 18:20
Rating: 10
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
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