Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2009 13:16
Album: The Oncoming Swarm
Label: The Path Less Traveled
Reviewer: Jay Watson
Website: www.myspace.com/imbroglio666 and www.thepathlesstraveledrecords.com
I get this message from Imbroglio telling me to contact their label "A Path Less Traveled" to obtain a copy of their cd so I can review it. Man am I glad I did. This is one of the best American Grind/Sludge albums I have heard in a while...Imbroglio is a 4 piece outfit, originally hailing from Dayton, Ohio...these guys decided to pack it up and move to Syracuse, New York for a bit of a change of pace. This is their debut album, and what a fucking good job they did...The sound quality is perfect, especially for an independent release. The sounds are a pummeling mix of Sludge, Grindcore, Noise Rock, NYDM, Atmospheric, and even a little Spoken Word! The instruments used on this recording include guitars, electronics, drums, bass, and vocals. The album art is great, including dark imagery of a butterfly's skeletal remains, broken TV sets, weird bugs and what I think are prosthetic arms. There are nine songs on this devastating disc, and everyone fucking kills.... My favorite tracks include "Imperial Swarm", "Suicide Pact", "Upside Down Diamond", "Peachgrove Whore", and "Excavating The...Killing Fields". I highly recommend this band, and I cant wait to see what they are coming out with next. An extensive tour, a new E.P., and a new full length in 2009. Awesome. I hope they come play in Michigan! So DECIBAL MAGAZINE gave this album a 9/10...I have to agree, but I give it 10/10...Go find this album now, Grind enthusiasts!