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UGH Fine I’ll Write Up The New Impending Doom Song

  • Axl Rosenberg

I don’t know if everyone is still recovering from their Cadbury hangovers or what, but it seems like it’s a pretty slow news week thus far. And so although I had every intention of just ignoring this new song by Impending Doom, I am now officially so goddamn bored that I am giving in and writing it up. Blame better bands for not releasing a new single in the past 48 hours.

So, the song: it’s called “The Wretched and Godless” (Impending Doom mosh 4 Christ, donchaknow). Musically it is the very definition of a Triple A riff and I honestly wonder if even Impending Doom fans can tell it apart from Emmure or Oceano or whatever other generic deathbore band. The band’s new album, The Sin and Doom Vol. II, will apparently be their first in five years, and I really, truly, earnestly hope that it didn’t take them half a decade to write this because I’m pretty sure I could have let my dog tumble around a down-tuned seven-string and come up with the same shit.

Lyrically, the track is all about how God is going to punish those deserving of punishment someday:

The wicked rule the world
A short-lived reign
Followed by misery and pain
Hell awaits your evil ways

And, hey, y’know what? I hope Impending Doom are right. I hope there’s an afterlife where bad people go to Hell and suffer for all of eternity for the terrible shit they did. I don’t think they are right, but it would be nice if they were. As it stands, the wicked rule the world, and their reign has not been short-lived — human history is basically one of the powerful crushing the powerless underfoot. And if you’re like me, you think that everyone dies and then, uh, that’s it. Like, Stalin probably thought he had a pretty good life, and it’s not likely his mind was ever changed. But who knows, maybe he died and God was like “Hey Joe, you were a bad boy!” and sent him to spiritual detention, and now Stalin is like “Why oh why was I a genocidal maniac?!?!” I guess that’s possible.

Listen to “The Wretched and Godless” below. Or don’t! I’m not invested in your decision.

The Sin and Doom Vol. II is out June 22 on eOne. Pre-order it here (digital) or here (physical).

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