Line-up: IronMan – guitar, vocals, Saygon – guitar, Bloczek – drums, Karwow - bass
At first, let’s have a brief look at the band’s history. The idea of forming a band came in the middle of the year 2005 from the two guitarists Saygon and IronMan. After numerous changes, both in the band’s name and in line-up, they recorded three demos followed by the first full-length album in 2009 entitled „Killzone“. However, the fluctuation of the members did not cease even after that. In the year 2011 they introduced another record called „From Ashes Till Remains”. The band takes most of their inspiration from the bands such as Metallica and Slayer.
From the very first song it’s pretty obvious that this record is going to kick your ass. In spite of their Polish origin, their lyrics are written in English and the influence of Metallica and Slayer can be noticed immediately. It is some kind of Polished „Kill ‘Em All”. The sound is clear as a hound’s tooth hence taking the Metallica’s debut closer to contemporary standards. The songs are swift, furious and embellished with remarkable solos. The guitars will cut through your ears in the way you like it the most – distorted to the max. The vocals seem as sung by Tom Araya himself, however, the lyrics are not that comprehensible. The guitar solos strictly keep to the time-proven thrash metal formula which is clearly audible in the instrumental piece „In the Hall of King”. This record will definitely get under the skin of every thrash fan.
The one thing I miss on this album is the absence of a slower song or ballad. I wonder if Immense Decay will stick so firmly to their thrash metal roots in the future or will set on to search for sludgier and heavier rhythms. „From Ashes Till Remains” appealed to me mostly because of its unbridled ferocity. I wish these guys from Poland good luck and hopefully a more stable line-up for the years to come.