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IMPERIALIST - Another Track From Upcoming Debut Album Premiered Online

The US black metal scene is full of surprises. Just when you least expect it, comes a band with fresh ideas and remarkable execution. California-based sci-fi black metallers Imperialist are one such band. Their debut album entitled Cipher will be released on 20th September via Transcending Obscurity Records. The band has now unveiled the second track, "Umbra Tempest", which can be heard in the player below, and previously released, "The Singularity", can be checked out over HERE.
Imperialist have conjured up a brilliant sci-fi themed album that stands out both conceptually as well as musically. Rooted in the early Swedish black metal sound of luminaries like Necrophobic, Dissection and Sacramentum, Imperialist hone it up further to suit their futuristic theme by adding touches of thrash metal without diluting the rich aura. Cipher is backed by a visually stunning artwork by Adam Burke (Vektor, Lurk) that extends into a continuous two-panel work depicting the grand theme. It's rare to find bands that have a bold vision and at the same time creating the perfect blend for music that is at once atavistic and forward-thinking. This is one of the finest examples of meticulously written black metal counterbalancing aggression with melodies and thrashy sections. Link