Throne Of Sacrilege / Impurium – Unleashing A Cacophony Of Destruction (2014) – There’s only six tracks on this split, so I’m going to quickly run through it. The first band offered up is US black/death act Throne Of Sacrilege, who is made up of members of Nocturne (fucking love those guys) as well as Against The Plagues. As you might expect from the roster, these guys certainly pack a punch with blazing drums, fiery riffs and potent vocal grunts/harsh scowls. It’s a series of tracks that don’t necessarily reinvent the wheel, but manage to make a enough of a mark for you to notice them. “Sacrilegious Impalement 3:28” seems to focus more in the lines of death metal, whereas closer “As The Black Wind Howls 4:11” seems to focus in tremolo friendly black metal territory. All in all, I wasn’t disappointed.
The next band offered up is Indiana based blackened death/thrash act Impurium, who is made up of members of Summon The Vengeance. These guys seem to deliver a hefty battering with the furious thrash of “Again We Freeze 3:56” as it ventures between the realms of both thrash and black metal respectively. “Til Midgard 4:33” starts out much in the vein of horror influenced death metal, but slowly builds extremes as it throws in rowdy black metal and even a few doom riffs. The last track here is “Ad Secular Impurium 5:52” which ends out the split with a healthy dose of thrash metal with slight death riffs and a whole heck of a lot of rasp.
Unleashing A Cacophony Of Destruction is one split that certainly delivers through and through. Both bands really give it their all and show that they have something to prove here. I don’t think anyone’s going to be upset with this solid work from two promising acts. Get your hands on it now!
(6 Tracks, 26:00)