US sci-fi black metal sensation IMPERIALIST announce new album details for Transcending Obscurity Records release

Artwork by Adam Burke (AbscessionLurk)

Here’s the massively awaited new full length from the US sci-fi black metal band Imperialist. Some of you must be familiar with their previous full length ‘Cipher’ which was extremely well-received and even ended up on several AOTY lists when it came out. This one in comparison is all that and more – the songwriting is better, mature and more structured, and the performances too are up several notches. All in all, it’s a delectable slab of sci-themed black metal that’s rooted in the classic sound. One of the songs is currently streaming on Bandcamp HERE.

Imperialist (US) – Zenith (Sci-fi Black Metal)

Genre – Sci-fi Black Metal 
Release Date – November 26th, 2021
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Dissection, Sacramentum, Vektor, Emperor, Frozen Dawn, Vorga, Immortal, Abbath, Thulcandra

After releasing a standout album in ‘Cipher’, sci-fi black metal band Imperialist return with a brand new full length of soaring ambition and mesmerizing music. ‘Zenith’ sees the band delving fully into the sci-fi realm, stringing together longer, well-thought and fleshed out songs narrating the infinite appeal of the ever-mystifying cosmos. Having showcased a knack for infusing sharp thrash riffing and hooks into the bleak Dissection-esque black metal palette, Imperialist manage to take it to the next level on this album, aspiring for better scope and clutching on to the emotive stains lest it begins to get too mechanical straying far away from the earthly confines. Meticulously structured and carefully paced, the album pulsates like a luminous star, unleashing a plethora of unforgettable riffs with every song. Imperialist have never sounded more confident and mature, as they straddle calculated, sharp black metal music and the capacity to exude human sentience, taking forward the style into uncharted realms without losing the essence. They’ve crafted a masterpiece with ‘Zenith’, crossing thresholds of what this particular style is expected to contain.

Line up –
Sergio Soto – Vocals, Lead Guitar
Bryant Quinones – Lead Guitar
Rod Quinones – Drums
Joshua Alvarez – Bass

Track listing –

1. 01011000
2. The Maw
3. Parallax Descends
4. He Who Mastered Shapes
5. Majesty Of The Void
6. Terminal Odyssey – Default
7. Beyond The Celestial Veil

Official Video Stream

Imperialist Bandcamp

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