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Into Sorrow Evermore

by Imperium Dekadenz

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hatbanger_ollie Listening to this masterpiece of music gives me the same exstatic melodic black metal vibes as with Wormwood's "Arkivet" two years ago and that was my record of the year in 2021. This one is a serious contender for AOTY 2023. Insanely high replay value also, just can't stop spinning it! 👌🖤🤘 Favorite track: Truth under Stars.
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𝕳𝖆𝖌𝖆𝖑𝖆𝖅_𝖗𝖚𝖓𝖊 -for now November Monument Favorite track: November Monument.
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H.L. Maybe "Into Sorrow Evermore" will not become my album of the year again after 2016's "Dis Manibvs" and 2019's all time masterpiece "When we are forgotten", but it is also a very strong album, containing everything you would expect from IMPERIUM DEKADENZ: Melodic black metal wrapped in a warm but powerful sound, two very touching, intensive songs ("Aurora" and "November Monument") and some more lively hits easily recognisable as IMPERIUM DEKADENZ in terms of atmosphere. Massive epic melancholy! Favorite track: Aurora.
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IMPERIUM DEKADENZ delivers profound darkness from the heart of the Black Forest!

Lords of black metal IMPERIUM DEKADENZ raise darkness from the depths of southwestern Germany’s Black Forest once more with their new album, Into Sorrow Evermore, to be unleashed in 2023 via Napalm Records.
Inspired by Norwegian black metal traditions, the band incorporates the raw, visceral style of these masters and surpasses with their own dark, atmospheric compositions. Immersed in the void, they approach themes of depression, death and desperation, luring the listener into their sorrowful reality of existence. True to the beginnings of the genre, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ stick to their roots and leave their own haunting mark on the genre, claiming their rightful place in the upper echelons of black metal.

On their new album, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ continue their unique journey with dark, ambient sounds, luring the listener into suffocating spheres of black metal. Opener and title track “Into Sorrow Evermore” starts off with classic tremolo-picked black metal guitars and hard-hitting drums, building a gloomy atmosphere with the thrilling sound of vocalist Horaz spurring the album’s immersion. “Truth under Stars” lures with pummeling blast beats accompanied by tragic guitar melodies as deep growls complement them to envelop the signature grim mood of the band. “Aurora” showcases melancholic pianos, accompanied by trudging drums as icy guitars swoon with a distorted but lush melody, building up to a serene guitar solo that cries its sorrows to the sky. The influence of various metal genres can be witnessed in songs like “Elysian Fields” and “Awakened beyond Dreams”, while in between, “Forest in Gale” ensures characteristic style devices in mid-tempo speed, inducing a shift before delivering drama and dynamics. “November Monument” is a gloomy, slow doom inspired piece with steady drums that march on and guitars delicately plucking chords heavy with emotion, capturing the feeling of the approaching winter when November arrives. IMPERIUM DEKADENZ closes the album with “Memories… a Raging River”, rightly encompassing all vicious vibes of the album into one final song. The album’s flow mimics life itself, beginning with high energy that slowly fades into melancholy as it lives on.

Into Sorrow Evermore is an intense album that combines the best of various genres while staying faithful to the eternal sound of black metal. IMPERIUM DEKADENZ prove their place in the realm of darkness and gloom with their very own atmospheric style, ascending with technical skill and grim atmospheres inducing sorrow, evermore!


released January 20, 2023

Pascal Vannier "Vespasian": Guitars, Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Christian Jakob "Horaz" Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

Photos by Benedikt Walter
Artwork by Heresie Studio


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Far from reproducing the stereotypical political, religious or misanthropic themes of their extreme genre, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ clad metaphors of human transience, ashes, dust and shadows into an antique attire with a penchant for the Roman Empire. Horaz and Vespasian are driven once again to let anger, loneliness, destruction and despair flow into their highly atmospheric yet bleak music. ... more

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