"Imminent Peril" (Demo)

Reviewed by Jason Savage

One word review ... BRUTAL. 

Of course, everyone knows that I can't do a one word review. I'm sure some of you think I should consider this on occasion but today isn't the day. 

Hatched in some underground labyrinth deep below New  York, Antipathy has ascended to preach words of death and mental anguish. Samgar, bassist and vocalist, reminds me of some deranged misfit prophet leftover from the decade of decadence we call the 80s. He sports the long black mane, 'stache, goatee and that insane look in his eyes that is a prerequisite of this genre. I have never been much of a death metal fan and normally cookie monster vocals bore me. For some reason, Antipathy has captured my soul and won't let go. Maybe it's the raw power, or the sheer attitude, but I actually like these guys. 

Part Death, part Cannibal Corpse, maybe some Morbid Angel and Destruction, Antipathy have taken their place among the death metal brethren of the past and present. Songs titles such as "Imminent Peril," "Cryptic Bounds," "No Escape," "Bitter Alone," and "Who Am I / Someone Kill Me," set the stage for this disturbing opus. If this is your cup of tea, by all means drink heartily. If not, stay away. Better yet, RUN! 

One final warning: DO NOT listen to this alone in the dark, it may be hazardous to your health!

Antipathy are: Samgar (bass/vocals), Alex Ghersini (drums), Danny Wahlberg (rhythm/lead guitar), Luke Caliente (rhythm/lead guitar).

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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