Atonement (Immolation album)

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Atonement
Immolation Atonement album cover.jpg
Studio album by Immolation
Released February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24)
Recorded Millbrook Sound Studios, Millbrook, New York
Genre Death metal
Length 48:48
Label Nuclear Blast
Immolation chronology
Kingdom of Conspiracy
(2013)
Atonement
(2017)

Atonement is the tenth studio album by American death metal band Immolation. It was released on February 24, 2017, through Nuclear Blast Records.[1]

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles 9.5/10[3]
Consequence of Sound B[4]
Exclaim! 9/10[5]
Metal Forces 9/10[6]
MetalSucks 3.5/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 7.7/10[8]
Sputnikmusic 3.7/5[9]
Terrorizer 9/10[10]

Atonement received universal acclaim from critics. At Metacritic (a review aggregator site which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 from music critics), based on 5 critics, the album has received a score of 82/100, which indicates "Universal acclaim".[2] Serena Cherry of Terrorizer called Atonement "one of the greatest albums of their career", being "packed with exactly the kind of mind-bogglingly intricate guitar work, meticulous song writing and guttural satanic growls that we have come to expect."[10] Exclaim! ranked the album at number 8 on their list of Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums of 2017.[11]

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "The Distorting Light" 3:14
2. "When the Jackals Come" 3:54
3. "Fostering the Divide" 3:27
4. "Rise the Heretics" 3:41
5. "Thrown to the Fire" 4:04
6. "Destructive Currents" 4:26
7. "Lower" 4:01
8. "Atonement" 4:32
9. "Above All" 4:55
10. "The Power of Gods" 3:58
11. "Epiphany" 4:22
12. "Immolation" 4:13

Personnel

Immolation

  • Ross Dolan – vocals, bass
  • Steve Shalaty – drums
  • Alex Bouks – guitar
  • Robert Vigna – guitar

Technical personnel

  • Zack Ohren – mixing, mastering
  • Pär Olofsson – cover art
  • Paul Orofino – production
  • Zbigniew Bielak – additional artwork
  • Rob Kimura – layout

References

  1. ^ "Immolation: Kingdom Of Conspiracy Artwork, Track Listing Revealed". Nuclearblast.de. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Atonement by Immolation". Metacritic. Retrieved August 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ Deaville, Jason (February 24, 2017). "Immolation - Atonement". bravewords.com. Retrieved August 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ Kliebhan, TJ (February 22, 2017). "Immolation - Atonement". consequenceofsound.net. Retrieved August 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ Falzon, Denise (February 22, 2017). "Immolation Atonement". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 13, 2017. 
  6. ^ Arnold, Neil. "Immolation - Atonement". Metal Forces. Retrieved August 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Album Review: Immolation's Atonement Rips". MetalSucks. February 8, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ Reyes-Kulkarni, Saby (March 8, 2017). "Immolation: Atonement Album Review". Retrieved August 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ Jacquibim (February 22, 2017). "Review: Immolation – Atonement". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  10. ^ a b Cherry, Serena (March 2017). "Immolation: 'Atonement'". Terrorizer. United Kingdom: Dark Arts (279): 64. ISSN 1350-6978. 
  11. ^ Exclaim! Staff (December 1, 2017). "Immolation Atonement". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
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