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Imperial Triumphant - Spirit Of Ecstasy



7.6 | 107 votes |
Release date: 22 July 2022
Style: Avantgarde metal, Technical death metal

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25 have it
13 want it


01. Chump Change
02. Metrovertigo
03. Tower Of Glory, City Of Shame
04. Merkurius Gilded
05. Death On A Highway
06. In The Pleasure Of Their Company
07. Bezumnaya
08. Maximalist Scream

Additional info
Released via Century Media

Staff review by
Netzach
Rating:
9.0
To borrow a line from Alan Averill, “We are Nero, and Rome is burning.” Imperial Triumphant don’t just revel in deconstruction, they overindulge. Like the worst kind of WoW Alliance gankers, they corpse-camp Rome over and over, ever searching for new structural weaknesses to exploit. Why? Because they can.

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published 20.07.2022 | Comments (32)

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Comments: 21   Visited by: 371 users
20.05.2022 - 17:05
mz

Nice
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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20.05.2022 - 21:17
Rating: 8
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
Strange artwork
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2019 - 2020 - 2021
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20.07.2022 - 22:39
Rating: 9
(o> . <o> )

What the... It's been 2 years since Alphaville??? Man... time flies.

I just found out this is releasing too. Life's going by too fast

Anyways, I'm excited for some new Imperial Triumphant
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21.07.2022 - 12:34
Rating: 9
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Bonkers
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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22.07.2022 - 07:49
Rating: 9
sempiternus

At first I thought BaN's latest effort was the closest experience to the world below this year. But after hearing "Bezumnaya", damn, now I am unsure about that.
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22.07.2022 - 11:13
Rating: 9
Lord Slothrop

Phenomenal. These guys keep getting more challenging and better. AOTY for me, so far...
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22.07.2022 - 11:24
Rating: 8
Jacob Butcher

After listening to "Maximalis Scream" for the first time I was a bit afraid that Imperial Triumphant might disappoint me. The song seems like a continuation of the chosen path without really adding anything special. Fortunately this worry proved to be unjustified with "Merkurius Gilded" and even after listening to the whole album several times I have to say that I personally find it even less chaotic and disjointed, partly even more poppy than "Alphaville", which is probably due to the fact that songs like "Metrovertigo", "Tower of Glory. .", "Death on a Highway" and the jammy "In the Pleasure..." definitely have melodic moments that stick and still expand the band's cosmos in a meaningful way.

Sadly the cover artwork is atrociously ugly
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23.07.2022 - 06:03
Rating: 4
Morbid Angel 13

Wow. It was a chore getting through the first 3 tracks. That's enough musical masturbation for me this year...
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23.07.2022 - 17:09
Rating: 10
ChapuLviz
Tropical Goat
High class evil... this band isn't easy to listen but it's very exciting for me every album...
Uf! The drums work is really awesome...

This is a good year when White Ward and Imperial Triumphant releases new albums. I just need a new Car Bomb's album to be really happy.
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24.07.2022 - 06:06
Rating: 5
Aries Rising

Dissonance for dissonances sake is just boring. This band would surprise me by making a conventional song at this point; They are starting to wear out their welcome.
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24.07.2022 - 07:33
Nacet

My head started hurting 25 minutes into this BS...
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24.07.2022 - 18:54
A Real Monkey

People just don’t get it, it seems. Good sign of forward thinking music. I might still prefer Alphaville, tho.

I will never understand that cover art though. Looks like Tyler the Creator if he were a character in the Great Gatsby.
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"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire
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25.07.2022 - 20:04
Rating: 9
Netzach
Planewalker
Written by A Real Monkey on 24.07.2022 at 18:54

People just don’t get it, it seems. Good sign of forward thinking music. I might still prefer Alphaville, tho.

I will never understand that cover art though. Looks like Tyler the Creator if he were a character in the Great Gatsby.

Yeah, artwork-wise, it's a real letdown. Otherwise, I think it's a step up from Alphaville in every way, particularly in the atmosphere it creates.
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"I swore I would scratch and crawl my way back into the world of the living, and I have DONE IT!"
- Sarevok Anchev
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25.07.2022 - 20:06
Rating: 9
Netzach
Planewalker
Written by Aries Rising on 24.07.2022 at 06:06

Dissonance for dissonances sake is just boring. This band would surprise me by making a conventional song at this point; They are starting to wear out their welcome.

Dissonance and convention aren't really related at all, since we're discussing styles that conventionally use dissonance, but maybe that's not what you meant to imply? I agree dissonance isn't very exciting just for its own sake, just like with consonance, you need to build memorable melodies whether you employ dissonance or not. I'd be interested too in hearing a conventional song by them, would be sort of like when Zappa made "Bobby Brown", hah.
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"I swore I would scratch and crawl my way back into the world of the living, and I have DONE IT!"
- Sarevok Anchev
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25.07.2022 - 20:28
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
One of the few albums where I feel like I need to listen to it a few times to really grasp everything going on. I'm not super big on the "harsh" vocals, but I love everything else for the most part. Sometimes the songwriting is a little too aimless, but overall a cool and fun release.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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28.07.2022 - 16:21
Rating: 9
Paz
dzioch
What an album... DM AOTY, no competition. This band is up there with Portal and Abyssal. Masters of dissonanse.
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18.08.2022 - 08:48
Rating: 6
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
There is certainly a lot going on in this album, so much so that it's not at all easy to take in at first. The song structures are incredibly complex, there are musical elements being thrown in all over the place, with so many varieties of instrumentation. It's hard to categorise this into any genre, I hear alot of jazz fusion going on, and even some Frank Zappa and King Crimson influences too.

They've certainly tried to sound different from anything else, and they've done a very good job at doing so, but for me it's way too over the top at times and sends my head spinning in all directions.
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18.08.2022 - 15:05
Rating: 7
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Written by (o> . <o> ) on 20.07.2022 at 22:39

What the... It's been 2 years since Alphaville??? Man... time flies.

I just found out this is releasing too. Life's going by too fast

Anyways, I'm excited for some new Imperial Triumphant

Yeah I always realize how time passes by fast when I hear of a band releasing a new album. Most of the time I haven't even istened to the other new yet

Or maybe this just means I browse music too slowly =p
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Growing up is the worst. I hope I never do it.
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20.08.2022 - 23:31
Rating: 9
(o> . <o> )

Written by Karlabos on 18.08.2022 at 15:05

Most of the time I haven't even listened to the other new yet


Very much my case too!
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01.09.2022 - 23:31
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Better than Alphaville and reaching the same level as Vile Luxury. I felt like Alphaville wan't exploring the jazzier sounds as well as it could have done. While this one truly embraces it yet still retains a brutal side. This can only get better with more listenings.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.09.2022 - 09:44
Rating: 9
Paz
dzioch
Holy fvck, I just find out that Yoshiko Ohara of Bloody Panda is their guest vocalist since Abyssal Gods!
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