With a taste of blackened thrash and a twist of aggressive death metal, Infernal Majesty has stayed true to their extreme metal formula over their 30 year existence. Although a short hiatus happened during the grunge movement of the 90s, the band has stayed focused on their craft, releasing their most powerful album to date with “No God”.
This 11 track metal behemoth clocks in just over an hour in length with each song running a comfortable 5-6 minutes, of shape shifting progressiveness, that has not been present on their previous releases. Expanding from a classic thrash metal approach to a thicker dark synergy, every song on “No God” is complete.
There is no aimless wandering or repetitiveness but precise direction and flow. From the face melting opening track Enter The World Of The Undead you appreciate the intricate tapestry of Infernal Majesty’s art. Blending brutal - melodic death metal, with a concise neoclassical structure - that evolves throughout the album. Chris Bailey’s vocals are full of distinguished range and not of the cookie cutter course. Harmonizing with explosive effect on In God You
Trust creating a rich mix of modes intertwining with some sick spider-chord groove. Signs Of Evil could have very well been the title of this album imh\m/o, It is a thrash-ter- piece! Mastering elements of Venom and Death, this track is a
head-banging delight. Hypnotic hooks from twin guitar maestros Steve Terror and Kenny Hallman highlight Another Day In Hell delivering an onslaught of fretboard intensity. Full of peaks and valleys Kingdom Of Hell opens with a majestic swagger and an ominous bass undertone. Raw crunchy riffs, with pounding spartan drive and slayer-esque sleaze. The title track No God is midway through this beast, invoking a menacing stance on religious views and practices. Just the facts ma’am. False Flag opens with a haunting 12 string acoustic backdrop, accompanied by sound clips from the 9/11 tragedy - segueing into Nation Of Assasins, chock-full of powerful lyrics and exquisite time signatures. The hallmark song House Of War is the first official video Infernal Majesty has released from “No God”. The song is super well written with progressive patterns welded together with a slick black metal /thrash tempo, sonic guitar leads create the perfect atmosphere. Wow Systematical Extermination has the chemistry of Annihilator mixed with Amon Amarth and Dimmu Borgir too boot! Infernal Majesty is firing on all cylinders at this point raging like a possessed Medusa.
Extinction Level Event drops like a fist pumping mother of all bombs rounding out this album gem. Epic track that you will enjoy time and again \m/
Infernal Majesty have created a jewel in “No God” unleashing years of metal music passion that has matured and is on point. Every replay will draw you in like a magnet discovering nuances throughout each track.
I’ll be sure to have this one in my playlists and give it 10/10 broken necks!
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