Impenitent Thief are a band from Massachusetts that plays a very raw and bestial form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 cassette which was released by No Visible Scars.
A very fast and raw bestial black metal sound starts off the ep along with a good mixture of growls and screams as well as the music slowing down at times and you can hear quite a bit of the early 90's US black metal sound in the songs along with a touch of death metal at times but done with an atmospheric background.
There is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts present throughout the recording and as the ep progresses the music starts incorporating more elements of war metal while some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of dark sounding melodies and the whole ep sticks to a very raw and bestial style of black metal and avoids any soft parts.
Impenitent Thief plays a style of black metal that is very raw, bestial and old school sounding with a sound that sounds like Havohej mixed with Archgoat, the production sound s very raw and old school while the lyrics cover anti christian and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion Impenitent Thief are a very great sounding raw bestial black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lashing Of Christ" "Humiliation" and "Altar Mouth". 8 out of 10.