Immolation sounds like an opening band. If you go to a death metal show and endure three to five bands, Immolation might be the second or third band on the bill. They've toured with some heavy hitters like Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under, but on their fifth album, Unholy Cult, they do nothing to raise themselves higher on the death metal totem pole. Ross Dolan's vocals are fine, but are not any more monstrous than your average death metal growler. Musically, Immolation's songs have a sort of flat, relentless feel to them and, like Slayer, the leads seem tacked on in the middle of a song for no particular reason. The cover art for Unholy Cult is scary, but the music inside could be a little more evil.
AllMusic Review by Adam Bregman