Death metal spread itself around the world, zooming in and out of media focus, and probably died and was reborn several times. Stalwart pillars of the death metal community remain, guiding it past the social hype and dead ends, and one of the most persistent is New York's Immolation. These death metal craftsmen have created detailed, artful death metal since the late 1980s and have influenced every generation of the genre. We were lucky to catch Ross Dolan for a few questions.
Immolation has been a classic for me since Dawn of Possession. Their 2007 album, Shadows in the Light, keeps up the intensity well for a band in their 22nd year of activity.