Sunday, October 1, 2023

Demo Review: Impest "Bone Pit" (Headsplit Records) by Devin J. Meaney

Band: Impest
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Country: USA
Genre: Death metal
Demo: Bone Pit
Format: Digital, cassette
Label: Headsplit Records
Release date: April 4, 2023
I have just been getting into the releases from Headsplit Records! I listened to a few of their offerings recently—and following that habit today I came upon “Bone Pit” by Impest! As soon as I clicked play I knew that it would be well worth it giving these guys a listen. Right from the beginning the guitar tone was eerie and atmospherically exceptional!
This demo only has three tracks that conclude at just over 12 minutes. This is ok though as anyone that checks out my writings knows that I am a fan of shorter releases. There is just enough here to send you into a frenzy of head banging and pure underground revelry and worship!
The guitars are great—crunchy and deep! The drums are pin tight—and the vocals are deep and guttural reminding me of CC’s former vocalist Chris Barnes (but tighter)! Overall everything meshes together to make for a listen that is pleasurable to the eardrums and infectious in the sense that after listening you want to listen again!
This was released on cassette! So snag yourself a copy—or check it out on YouTube like I did! Bands like this need your support…and I’d suggest that you give it to them! -Devin J. Meaney

Miasmic Vomit: Lead guitar, bass, vocals
Shattered Femur: Guitar, bass, vocals
Lord Bone: Drums, vocals

Track list:
1. Womb to Tomb
2. Bone Pit
3. Cathartic Cadaver Climax

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