Impiety are no strangers to Metal as they've been around since the early 90s, crushing and destroying with their Death/Thrash tinged assault of music. Unwavering in their stance, they've pretty much been cranking out the same kind of albums over and over as the years have gone by, refusing to bend to trends. There are definitely a lot of old school Death/ Thrash fans out there currently, but the real question is whether they will appreciate what is now a thing of the past? With their eighth full length album, 'Ravage And Conquer,' Impiety storm the keep as always with guns ablaze. In fact, when hearing tracks like "Revelation Decimation" it feels like a war zone from the pace the drums are firing away at like machine guns. However, with the gritty production and high speed as it tries to replicate the furious 90s aura, the vocals tend to get overshrouded in their venomous bark and much of the intesity seems like it is lost. And since Impiety is no stranger to epics, it takes a lot of staunch and guts to withstand almost eight minutes of this sort of onslaught.
Of course not all the tracks are full blown AK's from Hell. "Weaponized" actually features some melody within the solo and slows down a little bit, but it is only a momentary pause to reload. "Legacy Of Savagery" is an excellent example of how Impiety shreds its listeners with a mix of rhythm and speed, but with the continous onslaught it may wear down listeners faster than one had originally hoped. Even the Bathory cover of "Sacrifice" shows no mercy despite a little more melody from the guitars. After all, the former crushing Black Metal legends were old-schoolers themselves and featured more than enough heavy, crushing sound to match that of Impiety. For the average or new Metal fan, Impiety will probably blow one's mind with how fast they play, but the fuzzy production might leave them stranded. For those who have followed impiety every since 1991, they should be quite happy to how the group lives up to its legacy, although those who were hoping for a bit of a change will be disappointed as 'Ravage And Conquer' makes no outlandish progressions and takes no prisoners into consideration when it comes to changes.