||“Death After Life” is the latest
concept album from death/grind band Impaled.
It’s the bands third full-length album, but first on Century
Media, and they continue with their gore-driven metal onslaught. When
you are done listening to this CD, you will be picking up your brain
matter off the wall...this disc will make your mind explode! Brutal,
extreme, intense death metal with grind tinges encompasses this disc
for twelve horrifying tracks and over forty-two minutes of ear-deafening
and gut-churning mayhem. Blistering guitars and relentless drums blast
their way through your skull as you listen. The track “Preservation
of Death” sounds like Carcass, throughout the main part of the
song, with their own obvious musical elements. You could say that
Impaled is the modern day Carcass. It’s partially the vocals
and part due to the composition. Parts of the vocals are similar to
Jeff Walker of Carcass, it’s frightening how close it is sometimes.
There are a number of admirable tracks including the previously mentioned,
as well as “Mondo Medicale,” “Ressurectionist,”
“Critical Condition,” and “Dead Alive.” There
are tons of excellent riffs in all these songs. One other note, Trey
Spruance, who’s mostly know for his work in Mr. Bungle, made
a guest appearance to create the revolting noises. Death metal fans
should easily appreciate “Death After Life.” Now, take
your bludgeoning with pride!