Review by Rick Eaglestone for MPM
Volbeat vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen resurrects his early days of death metal with Ashinhell’s debut Impii Hora (Ungodly Hour)
Fall of the Loyal Warrior is the albums thunderous opener laden with maniacal twists and turns before Inner Sancticide scratches and claws it way through with tempo changes galore with an equal savage vocal delivery.
Island of Dead Man is a complete nostalgic throwback embedded with modern tones, which is met with unbridled fury for follow up track, Trophies.
Unfortunately, The Ultimate Sin isn’t an Ozzy Osbourne cover although I secretly hoped it would be, what is though is unapologetic in its crushing delivery at the halfway point, coupled with Wolfpack Laws this is easily the albums heaviest section by far.
Desert of Doomdoes exactly what is says on the tin and provides element of sweeping undercurrent of groove laden doom which is battered into submission with an avalanche of solos and unrelenting drum patterns.
Skull Crushing Pyromantic Scryer provides the albums highlight track, making way for the title track Impii Hora before concluding with one final blink and you’ll miss it moment coming in a whopping 8 seconds Føj for Helvede will certainly divide opinion.
The album blisters through not stopping for breath delivering snarling section throughout.
“Impii Hora” Track listing.
- Fall of the Loyal Warrior
- Inner Sancticide
- Island of Dead Men
- The Ultimate Sin
- Wolfpack Laws
- Desert of Doom
- Pyromantic Scryer
- Impii Hora
- Føj for Helvede
Michael Poulsen – Guitar
Marc Grewe – Vocals
Morten Toft Hansen – Drums