- Audio CD (March 8, 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Century Media
- ASIN: B0007LPS18
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #467,529 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Death After Life
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If you've been surfing around reading reviews about Impaled's newest gore soaked album, Death After Life, you've probably already come to the assumption that the recording sucks. And indeed it does. The snare drum has no pop whatsoever and feels totally lifeless, while the bass drum is mixed too low and needs quite a bit more warmth. The guitars sound really muffled and dirty as well, with the mix being somewhat f*#*** up. It needs work.
Despite this, it's a pretty good album. Impaled is one of the many, many bands strongly influenced by older Carcass. Essentially, they are a Carcass clone, but they are one of the best of the thousands out there. Anyway, you can expect tons of morbid medical imagery, bile-encrusted guitar work, vomitus vocals and much more. Sometimes the guitars take on a thrashy feel that really works well with the non-stop grinding madness.
Death After Life is a bit different than most gore grind albums in that it is a concept album. The basic story is about medical students doing experiments on coming back from death after life. Not the most original subject matter, but a concept nonetheless. It even has skits complete with dialogue and sound effects to bring the story to the forefront.
Although the recording sucks and really makes the album suffer, the music is what counts and it's another good Impaled album. The concept is a bit of a stretch, but the samples are fun and make for a humorous and engaging listen. It's always nice to hear music with a sense of humor.
Plus, this may not be the heaviest album of its kind (i.e. Aborted's "Goremageddon" blows this out of the water in the brutality department), but you'd be hard pressed to find one that's more listenable. The songs on "Death After Life" never lose sight of the groove, and they also features lots of honest-to-god memorable (and very meaty) hooks, well-placed melodic guitar lines and harmonies, traditional song structures, and great sequencing to make it flow very well and be an effortlessly easy listen from front to back. And as a final positive, this album also has a production job which is much more raw, abrasive, and stripped-down than some of the genre's other releases (see The Black Dahlia Murder's "Miasma," for example).Read more ›
Now, the bad news. Some songs sound much like the Mondo Medicale songs... some tracks doesn't sound like new songs at all. I hate when bands do that... it's like they can't offer us anything fresh, you see? I understand it's difficult to overpass the quality and ¨sucess¨ of Mondo Medicale, but they're quite talented musicans and I know they can do it better next time. Good effort.
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Impaled, like myself, must have worshipped Carcass back in the late 80s, early 90s. When Carcass shifted focus to a more rock base and then called it quits, I certainly, along with... Read morePublished on May 21, 2006 by Ben Stubbs
I was told that Impaled sounds like Carcass. when I popped the disc in, whoever said it was proved wrong. Impaled is a lot heavier than Carcass. Read morePublished on July 12, 2005 by king beagley
once again impaled puts their best medical bootied foot forward, showing they are a force to be reckoned with in the E.R., O.R. ,and metal scene. Read morePublished on June 10, 2005 by Jeremy Frye
THE FUNNIEST PART OF YOUR REVIEW IS THAT YOUR A MEMBER OF THE BAND. A LITTLE SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION? ARE YOU PROMOTING? IM SOLD...GOOD JOBPublished on March 22, 2005 by Craig R. Purdie