April 27, 2011 | , | 3.5

Impiety, Advent Of...

Just a few short months since the release of the epic, single-track Worshippers of the Seventh Tyranny, Impiety are back at it with another helping of their trademark blackened speed metal with this three song EP. Advent Of… is a festering, chaotic eruption of blistering riffs, manic drums and vicious growls/screams.

With each track clocking in at nearly six and a half minutes a piece, there’s more mayhem, vitriol and aggression than should be found on a three-song release. Right from the get-go, Impiety waste no time getting down to business with “Advent of the Nuclear Baphomet.” Chaotic, malevolent drums dominate the majority of the song as driving riffs push you faster and faster to the ever approaching cliff overlooking the gaping maw of Hell. The performance, overall, feels a little loose and messy, but that’s not entirely a bad thing in this case. The rawness and live feel that the song has only adds to it’s blasphemous appeal.

“Ave Satanas” sees that band settling down a bit after that opening blast of destruction. This second song is still pretty lively with a fast-forward gallop, but it also includes a touch of melody (not much mind you) and a more traditional death metal influence. This is one hell of a vicious song that rarely lets up the attack, but when it does it’s no less aggressive or evil. The band is wise to temper their full-throttle blasts, allowing a bit of dynamic pacing and structure to deliver a solid track.

The final, and longest, song on Advent of… is the appropriately titled “Blood Ritual Defamation.” I don’t think I could have come up with a better name for this sacrificial soundtrack. The song starts off slowly, building to a catchy series of riffs over the opening minute or so. It’s the most varied sounding of the songs with the first half comprised of a series of controlled blasts alternating with mid-paced chugs and plenty of production effects thrown in for good measure. The guys never really let it all hang out on this final song, instead seem content on keeping the pace a bit slower, but no less evil. It’s a pretty good way to end the release.

Advent of… is another solid outing from the blasphemous fiends in Impiety. At times a little too loose, the music on this disc will surely slake the thirst for those of you looking for some raw, energized blackened speed metal. Hell yeah!