Impurity (Fleshcrawl Album)
Impurity is the second studio album by the German death metal band Fleshcrawl. It was their first album to feature guitarist Mike Hanus, brother of founding member Stefan Hanus and last to feature bass guitarist Markus Amann, and it is the only Fleshcrawl album thus far that does not bear the "carved-in-flesh" Fleshcrawl logo.
This album is different than the preceding Descend into the Absurd in that it is somewhat more melodic and musically organized, thus making it closer to the Swedish sub-genre of Death metal in relation than their earlier releases, which carry a more generic death metal sound. As is typical of their mid-1990s albums, and of mid-1990s Swedish/Melodic Death metal in general, Impurity is characterized by rapid Bass Drum rolls that alternate with slower, more intense patterns, particularly to counter the mid-to-high tempo guitar riffs. However, the sound of this album is unique among similar bands of the same time in that the drums are toned somewhat higher than usual, resulting in a "tinny" sound not unlike that of many mid-1990s Black metal bands.
The major lyrical themes of this album are consistent with their previous releases, and tend to focus on grim, dark subjects, as is common in death metal, such as evil, death, slavery to dark forces (Subordinate), sacrifice (Center Of Hate), and homicide & genocide (Incineration).
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... Produced by Fleshcrawl Dan SwanĂ Recorded and mixed at Unisound Studio in Finspang,Sweden,December 1993 Engineered by Dan SwanĂ ... Mixed by Fleshcrawl Dan SwanĂ All music lyrics by Fleshcrawl,except Reincarnation"by Demigod Laitinen/Linden/Parviainen/Taatila)and After Obliteration"by Dan SwanĂ Cover ... Graphic work by Stefan Hanus,Alex Pretzer,Manfred Nina Ottow ...
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“Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it.”
—Georges Bernanos (18881948)