Atmospheric Doom/Death Metal from Greece has never sounded so elegiac as it does on Immensity’s debut LP, “The Isolation Splendour”. “The Isolation…” is courtesy of Hypnotic Dirge Records, out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
For those who don’t know, Immensity practice deathlike worship of Candlemass. Their version of “The Crystal Ball” appears on the LP, “Epicus Doomicus Hellenicus” — a thirtieth anniversary tribute-to-Candlemass, various artists compilation.
After hearing the whole debut Immensity album, (“The Isolation…”), “Eradicate (The Pain of Remembrance)” is my pick for top honours. Reality, pain, sorrow, and metaphor — the self-confessed, four calling cards of this sullen 6-piece have all get a fair bask in the moonlight on this song. To disseminate this number, I would say that it is equal parts Candlemass and Eclipse (TV series with a wolf/vampire connection); Gothic and brooding, the song grunts and tugs to it’s 8:52 climax.
Elsewhere, “Heartfelt Like Dying” and “Everlasting Punishment” flesh out this ravishingly evocative, nocturnally somnambulant album as true paeans to pain.
– Rich Castle