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Sacrament Ov Impurity / Press

“Sacrament Ov Impurity are a band from Mount Vernon, Washington that plays a very raw and primitive form of occult black metal and this is a review of their self released live 2012 demo. Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times you can hear the instrument. Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding with some melodic parts being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of clean playing in addition there is one song that has a doom metal feeling to it as well as a mixture of short and long songs..... ”

“Also on tour from Washington was Sacrament Ov Impurity. Now these guys where great. Lead singer was a beautiful young lady. She wore corpse paint (like the rest of the bands) but she had a cape. She wrapped her self around like Batman,stood still,and sang like the rest of the show. It was really cool. Guitar player also sang and had a great evil voice. Im a fan of these guys now. They have one album out,A World Behind Damnation. Its gotta be good.”

“SACRAMENT OV IMPURITY stole the show. Simple as that. They recently lost their bassist/vocalist. I had the opportunity to purchase and download their debut two weeks ago prior to the show so I was already familiar with their material. There were subtle differences, especially where the bass should have been and the change of vocals but they held it down. They played a solid set to a small but solid crowd. Despite not understanding a single word she was saying, Naphula was one hell of an intimidating vocalist - and that is coming from a vocalist! (she was pretty hot also but that may have been the booze talking)”

“I’m gonna be honest with you. I only listened to the first five songs of this at work today. I have a really good excuse. This is Black Metal that is executed really well. It was frightening the customers. I’ve got to make a living after all. It’s definitely not tater tots at happy hour kind of music. If you’re looking for the “tiny sounding. I recorded this in my bedroom cause I’m soooo depressed and nobody understands me style,” this is not the place to look. This is played and produced really well. The recording sounds big, and the bass exists. The drummer must be a monster live. I was told by Michelle Shutte that I was not allowed to give this band a bad review. That is a review in itself. They played The Shakedown a few months ago and they turned a lot of heads. I’m not so into the ov part of their name (I know that has nothing to do with the music) but I’m really looking forward to seeing them again.”

“This is an indie debut by another BM bands from Washington State. I was expecting something Cascadian, but this is instead very second-wave and traditional, with a big fat guitar sound, nicely ugly and atonal riffs, and some real grit in the playing. The vocals remind me a lot of Mayhem, as they are pretty much right on the fence between a Dead-style shriek and an Attila-esque goblin croak. The song titles are pretentious, and the cover photo is flat-out hilarious, so I can't take this all that seriously. But even if this is not great, it is pretty solidly good, and is worth checking out.”

“Hmmm... Sometimes I don't praise a band because it will sound like I am being a cheerleader, aka, "you guys rock!" but I am just saying that to show support or to get band connections. But in all honesty, I think the album is one fine piece of black metal. I like to load your guy's song playlist on Myspace and rock out while I rape noobs in Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam. Epic war music! Your music brings out the beast in me and I end up running around dosing my foes in a sea of flames using the flame thrower! Eye ov the Storm is my favorite track because of the epic keyboard section in the middle. Highlights: Thundering powerful drums Epic keyboard interludes Mystical guitar melodies Great crystal clear production without losing power”

“A crow landing on a statue and on the inner sleeve ruins of a cemetery and remains of a cathedral, an intro which is seeped with rain sounds and ends with chiming bells. Death doom my old grey brain cells scream at me. The opening riff of the first song proper and also title song ‘A World Beheld By Damnation’ also hints that way. But the instant the song really breaks loose I know better, raging true black metal which is accompanied by a quite powerful yet clear production. Trembling with fear I sit down for it because the album clocks in at a whopping almost seventy minutes. And to be honest that’s quite a long ride with this sort of music. Luckily some slight thrash and death metal moment raise their ugly heads providing some sort of variation within the songs.....”

“Rare group can start a career with a great album. Americans Sacrament Ov Impurity become just such a group. Their debut full-length album is amazing! It is amazing how a young team so much talent and skill, few manage to burn through a long career as an interesting job. Musically, this is a classic Black Metal the old school mid 90's with small patches of Death Metal. Nothing original, you can say. But the material is immediately haunting, mainly because of its diversity. Various guitar-parts, abrupt transitions, tempo change simply do not give a bored, making listening to this album again and again. The absence of monotony, and is the clearest advantage of this work. The vocals are also beyond praise, he was like what should be. Has done a good job and sound - the sound of the album as well at the highest level! In general, this is amazing work, devoid of any obvious disadvantages, which must evaluate every fan of the style!”

“...I love everything aboot that band, music, stage presence, they are some great musicians and I will buy everything they have.”

“SACRAMENT OV IMPURITY are indeed the most grim Black Metal band around ... these guys know how to do it right, all ugly sounding but with plenty of subtle melodies. The vocal attacks are just awesome, I love the Immortal-Inquisition sound these guys go for vocally... Can't wait to play with these guys again.”

“We played with these guys back in November at the "Evening So Black" show and I was blown away by them. They just uploaded a new song from their upcoming album... and all I can say is WOW. If you guys have the time you must check it out. ”

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