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Seven Impale - Contrapasso album review

Album Review

Dizzying, all-areas prog from the Scandinavian sextet Seven Impale

In theory, metal and jazz might not appear to be the cosiest of bedfellows. But bands such as Conflux, Meshuggah, The Mars Volta and Shining have all proved it can be a devastating coupling. The latest group to harness this fusion are Shining’s Norwegian compatriots, Seven Impale, who are also clearly intent on turning it into a full-scale orgy. If 2014’s City Of The Sun hinted at a group with a wilful disregard for boundaries then this follow-up makes good on that promise.

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