Immolation - Majesty And Decay (2010)
Some things never change. AC/DC continues to re-release the same album, Keith Richards is making like Dick Clark and mocking us all with his immorality, Cannibal Corpse is still the undisputed king of crap hill... And Immolation is still making quality death metal.
Really I don't think these guys have missed a beat in their 24 year(!) career. Majesty And Decay is not bucking that trend and actually surpasses their past 3 albums.
Instead of pushing the barriers of how heavy a band can sound like they did on the sometimes plodding Shadows In The Light, Immolation focused on making more diverse songs this time around. The first minute of "The Purge" goes through three rhythm and riff changes alone.
Vocals are what you'd expect from R. Dolan, the steady roar with surprising clarity. But the star of Immolation are the guitars - what makes Immolation Immolation is the deeply rhythmic and sinister sounding riffs. They're here in top form - and ther