Photo by Alex Krause
The sound of New York’s Imperial Triumphant is all at once disorienting, terrifying, and wholly unique. The band deconstruct the elements that make up black and death metal and reassemble them into unconventional, outré shapes that boggle the mind and disturb the psyche. The band pull from not just the extreme metal spectrum, but other areas of music as well, whose elements are then incorporated in bizarre and exciting ways. One of these areas of music is obviously jazz. The band have been incorporating jazz into their works for quite some time, but is much more prominent in their forthcoming album, Vile Luxury (due out July 13 via Gilead Media/Throatruiner).
For this special piece, we thought it would be interesting to see what jazz artists or recordings influence Imperial Triumphant‘s sound and themselves as musicians. Check out what each band member had to say after the break.