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ALBUM REVIEW: Imminent Annihilation - The Annex Between Creation and Annihilation

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Imminent Annihilation are a new Groove-Death Metal outfit from the United Kingdom and they dropped their debut EP last year – “The Annex Between Creation and Annihilation”.

The EP consists of 3 tracks and an intro titled “Mother Earth”. It begins with the narration of “The British Declaration of War” by Prime Minister Chamberlain. The narrative adds its charm, as it fades off with the words, “this country is at war” and a haunting guitar melody comes to the front, building up to the music ahead.

The remaining 3 tracks are fast paced modern death metal tracks with a nice groove tune running through them. It’s this ideal mix of sounds that works for Imminent Annihilation, as it helps them stand out from the crowd. The groovy guitar riffs, move in a perfect sync with the death metal drum work and vocals. At instances the music edges towards the deathcore genre, without falling into the pits of unnecessary blast beats or breakdowns.


The production is really the only big minus in this record. The sound is highly compressed, with the drums sounding extremely stale. The band will have a better presentation, with a bit more raw live sound in their future albums.

Nevertheless, this is a solid debut release by this young outfit, and a must listen if you are fan of groovy death metal music.

Grab the EP at ‘Name Your Price’ on Bandcamp.


Rating: 6.5/10
Reviewed By: Vidur Paliwal

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