Honorable Mention #4
Immolation – Majesty and Decay (2010)
As a fan of death metal I really don’t know as much about Immolation as I should. This, and the album that came before it and the Providence EP, is pretty much all I’ve ever heard by them. But what I love about this album is that it has one thing that most death metal albums don’t: actual SONGS. I can hear the riff from A Token Of Malice, Majesty and Decay
or The Rapture Of Ghosts
and I automatically know that it’s Immolation and it’s from this album. I love blistering fast, super technical death metal from bands like Disgorge and Origin but let’s be honest, can you listen to any Disgorge song and tell me what the title is? And if I play another one can you tell me the title of that one? And if I play you ten songs would you even notice if I played the same one twice? I love that this album is brutal and heavy (and I mean fucking heavy) but after it’s all said and done I still have the riffs and songs stuck in my head.
Best song: Majesty and Decay