Pim B. : Diabolical Imperium is a new name to me, even when this German act has been in existence since the 90s and self-released quite a few items. ‘The Sacred Lie’ is their first release through a label. This is a death metal act that isn’t renewing, but still quite cool. The sound they create reminds me of the Finnish and Swedish sound with a bit of Bolt Thrower thrown in. When you listen to the compositions you can’t deny they have an American style. In that case I would say Morbid Angel, Sadistic Intent and Malevolent Creation could be heard. This combination of styles works really well and therefore ‘The Sacred Lie’ is a fine album. It probably won’t lead to a big breakthrough but I’m positive there are plenty of fans that dig this.