A year later and Brook Reeves is still rocking.
The lead singer from Christian death metal band Impending Doom has had a year to remember. The band released its album, “Baptized in Filth,” which cracked the Billboard album charts last January. It has toured the United States a few times over, and the band recently got back from an Australian tour.
“We’ve had such a great year and people are still finding out about us,” Reeves explains in a recent interview. “It’s been important for us to try and get to as many places to perform.”
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The Riverside, Calif.-based quartet has worked hard to stand mightily alongside their peers in bands like Whitechapel, Suicide Silence and All Shall Perish.
“Baptized in Filth” has allowed the band to grow, Reeves says.
“This record is a lot darker. It’s scary and eerie sounding,” Reeves explains. “What we’ve wanted to capture with most of our stuff – from our sound to our appearance, artwork and stage presentation – is an overall tone (drawing from) the darker side of music. There’s some experimentation and newer elements that we’ve introduced on this album as well.”
The album was produced by Andreas Magnusson, who worked with Black Dahlia Murder, and mixed by Machine, who has worked with Lamb of God.
Reeves says the band continues to be straightforward in creating the guttural death metal sound that it has spent nearly a decade perfecting.
He says the band continues to tour on festivals such as Vans Warped Tour and Metal Alliance to perform with a wide variety of bands.
They have shared the stage with bands such as Whitechapel, Unearth, Chimaira and Norma Jean.
“There’s a spiritual element to Impending Doom,” Reeves says. “I like heavy music. Whether it’s ‘deathcore’, ‘heavy metal’ or ‘thrash’ or whatever you want to call it, I like it. Whatever people want to call Impending Doom, that’s fine with me.”
Reeves says the Christian faith maintains a strong hold on the band’s music.
“Our current record has a lot to do with people who legitimately hate God and they’re proud to say it,” he says. “Not just that they don’t believe in God, but they hate God, which doesn’t make sense to me. But we’re not here to preach but just send a message through music.”