Label: Negativity Records
In 2009 Imprecation came back to the musical proceedings and this return created much impatience and anticipation for the future. A year later this EP was released in order to establish Imprecation again as an active band but also give us a taste of their inspiration.
Although 17 years have passed since the first and only other release of the Americans, there isn't any intention for compromises or musical turns. Of course this can also be concluded from the artwork which gives an unambiguous idea of the content. This work consists of two tracks that sound quite similar in terms of structure. The inarticulate screams at the beginning are followed by a commanding riff, showing us that this time Imprecation are here to stay. There is a balance between mid-tempo and furious fast parts that leave no room for any relaxation. If I had to describe the music with a word, blasphemous would surely be on top of my list.This is exactly the point that differentiates this release from the pile of mediocrity. Nothing sounds pretentiously extreme, on the contrary we're dealing with pure primitive and destructive force that can be bone-crushing. Some sparse synth melodies are also present in the tracks but they don't have any leading role and simply frame the guitar riffs. This detail in combination with the raw production creates a dark and unearthly atmosphere.
Truth is that these two tracks are not perfect, but offer some enjoyable moments. Practically this release could be considered as the harbinger of the excellent full-length that followed 3 years later, and will be reviewed in the future. Ιf you’re into old school death metal give “Sigil of Baphomet” a listen and you won’t be disappointed.