Dusty skulls. White lichen eroding tomb walls. Water dripping through limestone. Much death metal evokes the bleeding immediacy of death, but the genre also has its purveyors of death’s long, dry, lonely after-ruin. Bands like Cemetery Urn and Dead Congregation, a lineage stretching back to aptly-named Entombed. The Glorious Dead, hailing from Traverse City, MI, have set their rattling bones in this particular sarcophagus, and it’s a good, snug fit.
Imperator of the Desiccated is a quick little EP, one studio and one live track, that’s not so much a work or even a statement as a calling card – Hi, we’re The Glorious Dead, and this is what we’re about. Come see us if you want to know more.