Nashville, Tennessee based blasphemous doom/death metal trio Act Of Impalement presents their second full-length album, »Infernal Ordinance«, which was just released yesterday, February 2nd, 2023 via Caligari Records.
Says the band: “»Infernal Ordinance« is officially out today! Took 3 years to the day almost from the start of recording. Thanks to Caligari Records and everyone for the support!”
01. Summoning The Final Conflagration
03. In Wolflight
04. Specters Of Unlight
05. Creeping Barrage
06. Atomic Hecatomb
07. Blasphemous Rebirth
08. Death Hex
Courtesy of Caligari Records:
Caligari Records is proud to present Act Of Impalement’s highly anticipated second album, »Infernal Ordinance«, on CD and cassette tape formats.
Formed in 2012, Nashville’s Act Of Impalement steadily sharpened their sound over a handful of demos and EPs, culminating in the 2018 debut album, »Perdition Cult«. Always a power-trio, Act Of Impalement’s sound has never been easy to categorize; galloping, oft-doomy death metal and blackened crust are always at the fore, but »Perdition Cult« showed ever more sides to the band, including moshable thrash and blown-out sludge. This relative variety should’ve proved a boon, but Act Of Impalement went on a recording hiatus thereafter.
Work began on Act Of Impalement’s second album in February 2020, when all instruments were recorded; vocals were then done in March 2021, with everything recorded & mixed by Yautja’s Shibby Poole. The wait was definitely worth it, for »Infernal Ordinance« is a monstrous work, with Act Of Impalement at their gutsfucking and most focused best. Eschewing some of the variety of its full-length predecessor, Act Of Impalement’s second album surges forward with more songwriting finesse; every riff is given maximal room to inflict damage, every segment carried forward to its conclusion, and every transition seamless. That the power-trio can still show traces of Cianide, Bolt Thrower, Prophecy Of Doom, and even Archgoat – often, all in the same song – and make it meld together consistently and compellingly is no small feat. Add to that their characteristically gutted guitar & bass tone and »Infernal Ordinance« verily becomes its namesake. Perhaps best yet, the album doesn’t overstay its welcome: Act Of Impalement get in and slaughter in a mere 29 minutes.
With world-eating mastering courtesy of Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios and stark cover by Diablo Macabre, Act Of Impalement have undeniably delivered their best record yet in »Infernal Ordinance«.