Impending Doom have always straddled the line for many metal fans. Blisteringly heavy for some, while repellent for their beliefs to others, the band occupy a rare air in the metal universe. We doubt they'd have it any other way.
"When we started we all had the same beliefs but all listened to the same music, the heavy like Cannibal Corpse and Slipknot. We still love all those bands and listen to them all the time, but we don’t necessarily connect with them on a lyrical level. Musically, none of us listen to other Christian metal bands or Christian music. A lot of it sounds a little cheesy. That’s what we wanted to stay away from. It was like, how can we do this, sound like these evil bands, but not have an evil message? Have a positive message, but not sound cheesy with all these cheesy Christian lyrics. We try to keep it brutal with a positive message.
"It’s the one thing we have in common," he adds, as a final message to the metal masses. "Aside from the message, we all like brutal heavy sounding music."
The Sin and Doom Vol. II. is available June 22nd through eOne Music.