SANGUIS IMPEREM - In Glory We March Towards Our Doom (CD)
United States | Death
CD OUT NOW ON Hells Headbangers: SANGUIS IMPEREM, one of the underground's most violent upstarts, releases their highly anticipated debut album. Aptly titled, In Glory We March Towards Our Doom sees the Californian quartet moving from their war metaled beginnings toward a more morbid maturity, patiently plying their violence with greater focus and fiercer results. Dynamic yet breathing the breath of doom, barbaric blackness with astounding songwriting, SANGUIS IMPEREM force the listener on an endless deathmarch - who will be left to survey the carnage'
Recommended for diehards of GRAVE MIASMA/GOAT MOLESTOR, CEMETERY URN, TEITANBLOOD, and early NECROS CHRISTOS.
*'All around, this album definitely did surprise me. Out of nowhere comes this exquisite band that can shred like crazy, pulverize a drum kit, growl until your face melts and make me want to smash my head on the concrete ' absolutely amazing band. Killer record, a definite must-have'' AmericanAftermath.net [10/10 rating]
*'A righteous exaltation of bestial metal of doom'storming out of the gates like a martial BLASPHEMY hell-bent on total indoctrination of subordinates, the Sanguis boys are a nice step away from pentagrams and cartoon goat-cocks while retaining the same aural atonement, that being total rape of the auditory ossicles. Hundred-dollar words for poor death metal glory, yes, but hyperbole is priceless. Razor-wire guitars crush like broken glass across concrete, and each song is another blow to the skull of humanity. Total worship of the rituals of the Ross Bay Cult, chaotic solos, pick sweeps, and sunglasses after dark: if this doesn't have you scowling and nodding your head in approval, then you need to go back to your GHOST BRIGADE and ARCH ENEMY records. Buy this shit or suffer in your poserdom? ' Zero Tolerance [4.5/6 rating]
*'Rather than embodying a laidback, West Coast positivity, this martial quartet unleash some unabashed hatred and violence here on In Glory We March Towards Our Doom, their impressive first full-length. The level of aggression here is almost uncontrollable at times, bringing to mind fist-pumping memories of first-time BOLT THROWER listens, as well as the wild, unpredictable nature of the barbaric Australian scene' It also must be noted how well structured the songs are here, considering how relentlessly brutal and chaotic they are overall. There's a level of tunefulness which marks Sanguis Imperem as a unit which actually think out their assaults before taking on an enemy - for a Stateside reference, think the controversial American death squad ARGHOSLENT - rather than charging blindly head-on into an ambush...a calculated strike which serves Sanguis Imperem quite well for the future, if this is any yardstick to measure - good job, gents'' Metal-Army.com
*'Hells Headbangers is probably the most sterling of all labels focusing on underground black/death metal, bestial black metal, war metal or what the hell you ever want to call it. All the terms apply to Sanguis Imperem's debut album, In Glory We March Towards Our Doom, as well, a furious monster of blasting rapidity, growling guitar lines, and overall top-notch execution'what it does ' a strict style of ass-kicking old-school black/death ' it does it with authenticity above many other contenders in the (battle) field. I also dig the cover art, which is a nice change from the usual, BLASPHEMY-worshipping black & white & red imagery. Fans of the label's usual output can't go wrong with this one? ' Vehement Conjuration webzine
*'Has a dense, rich production which is well suited to its charnel impulses, and the guitar tone is fit for grinding and cleaning bones to wear as trophies for surviving its warlike atmosphere? ' From the Dust Returned webzine
*'If you are one of those death metal fans who longs for the genre in its early form, then no doubt In Glory We March Towards Our Doom is sure to be a welcomed musical treat? ' Metalasfuck.net