CALIGARI RECORDS is proud to release Echoes of Wrath and Hyperborean Altar, the 2014 and 2013 demo recordings from Nashville's promising death metal trio Act of Impalement.
Act of Impalement play metal from the gut and it comes out raw. This is no frill doom death metal and that's clearly in display in both demos. In Echoes of War the songs are dirty suckerpunchers but they also feature a type of qualitative songwriting that’s only audible after repeated spins. It's a grower that reveals itself slowly.
And in Hyperborean Altar we get the best of their formative years. This is Act of Impalement’s first official EP and shows the band honing in on a stripped down style that’s free of ornaments and full of uncompromising flattening mid tempos that fearlessly swallow you whole and spit you out for breakfast.
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019