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Imperial Savagery - Imperial Savagery

Imperial Savagery is a four piece death metal band from Chicago, IL. Members are Tom Flanagan - Guitars, Garrett Scanlan - Drums, Brice Dalzell - Vocals, Pat Clancy - Bass.  Imperial Savagery self released and self titled album in the fall of 2013. This record consist of ten songs of vicious old school style death metal. I have had the opportunity to see this band live twice, even before listening to this album, so I knew what kind of devastation was about to attack my ears when I popped the disc into my cd player. My first impression is, the music is relentless and intense. In terms of its production, it has a raw quality to it, like the early Morbid Angel, old Sepultura (Schizophrenia) or even Slayer Haunting the Chapel albums.  Fast riffs and grinds with a dirty and crunchy guitar tone. Bass lines are upfront and clear. The drummers' double kick attack is aggressive and never lets up. Vocals are in the mid range guttural most of the time, to some high screams on a few of the