Impious - _Holy Murder Masquerade_
(Metal Blade, 2007)
by: Jackie Smit (5.5 out of 10)
With a grand concept brought to life by a beautifully illustrated graphic novelette rendered in the CD sleeve, you're almost rooting for Impious to come good and deliver the monster record that 2004's _Hellucinate_ should have been.

Judging the proverbial book by its cover in this case brings mostly disappointment however, as Impious regurgitate a hundred Swedish riffs from yesteryear with very little in the way of creative insight to lend the music just a hint of originality or x-factor. Songs like "Bloodcraft" and the brooding title track break the conveyer belt mould and win out by virtue of the sheer exuberance with which they're performed -- but overall, _Holy Murder Masquerade_ is the sort of album you recommend to that die-hard Hypocrisy fan who's worn out his second copies of _Abducted_ and _Virus_.

Contact: http://www.impious.net

(article published 18/1/2007)


ALBUMS
9/4/2010 A El Naby 7.5 Impious - Death Domination
12/31/2004 J Smit 7 Impious - Hellucinate
3/26/2003 A Lineker 7 Impious - The Killer
3/13/2001 A Cantwell 6 Impious - Terror Succeeds
1/16/1999 D Rocher 10 Impious - Evilized
RSS Feed RSS   Facebook Facebook   Twitter Twitter  ::  Mobile : Text  ::  HTML : CSS  ::  Sitemap

All contents copyright 1995-2019 their individual creators.  All rights reserved.  Do not reproduce without permission.

All opinions expressed in Chronicles of Chaos are opinions held at the time of writing by the individuals expressing them.
They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else, past or present.