The epitome of a paradox, Imperial Triumphant combines an obsession with musical progression with a philosophical fixation on destruction, decay, and the crumbling of the spiritual, mental, and physical fabric that binds humanity. Dissecting the lifeless corpse of post-industrial New York City and using a canvas of black metal, jazz fusion, death metal, doom, and various other soundscapes to paint a bleak portrait of a post-modern world left to rot, Imperial Triumphant serves not as a voice in and of itself, but as many legions of tortured, aching screeches possessing a single entity with no goal in mind other than the mutilation of the benevolent host. Now the black metal tacticians offer up the brand-new 4-song EP Inceste.
Like the band's previous full-length Abyssal Gods, it was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, and sees the band diving into darker and more deranged territory than ever before. The band states, "Inceste is an interpretation of the works of French aristocrat Marquis de Sade. We wanted to make a record that was sordid, invasive, and child like at times. Extreme highs and lows are everywhere on this EP. The music always reflects the lyrics. Nothing on Inceste is stable. Everything instrument bends and twists and wrenches, forcing its way inside of you."