"The Sin and Doom Vol. II", Impending Doom's blissfully devastating demo, issued a vicious challenge against the soulless, empty, ill-conceived heavy music made by their peers.
It was shocking in its urgent immediacy and in its unashamed outspokenness. That demo was merely a step toward the total devastation that was their debut album, "Nailed. Dead. Risen.", which shook the proverbial Earth with its uncompromising vision of what they had transfigured with the bare elements of death metal, grindcore, and spirit-filled hardcore.