IMPIOUS       Holy Murder Masquerade
Metal Blade Records (release: January 29th, 2007)

Before listening to the musical content, let's have a look at the booklet supplied with the CD. It's a comic strip where the dialogues are actually the songs lyrics. So, Holy Murder Masquerade is a concept album, but without revealing the end obviously, which relate the peregrinations of a serial-killer. Be sure, IMPIOUS won't play A.O.R. but huge Thrash with all of usual features: fast most of time but also heavy sometimes as on Dark Closure, to create atmospheres which will stick to the story. You'll just have to immerse in the reading and the listening simultaneously for an original experience.Laurent