What? No Penis?
Released by Nuclear War Now! Productions on 14 June 2018 and blissfully suffered by Jason Guest
Yes, I’m reviewing this because of the band name. And because of the members’ names too. On bass is Sabboath of the Blood Moon Powerlifting Legion. On vocals we have Nocturnal Grave Desecrator and Black Winds. On guitar is Tyrant Virrugus of the Arcane Rites of Blood Lust. And hidden behind the drums is Incinerator of Lacerated Angels and Coffin Destruction. But while the names do make me chuckle, those mirthful monikers simply smack of all the nastiness one desires from bestial black metal.
The sounds of war that make up opener ‘Ze Blasphamagoatachrist Machine’ announce the obliteration that is to be unleashed in the following five tracks that rip and tear their way through sound itself before we are left in the wasteland of the atmospheric ‘Ravens Soaring Over Ross Bay’. The five tracks that lay between them are no safe haven. ‘Tyrannic Empire’ is a barrage of brutality, its riffs melodic and murderous and catchy as hell. ‘Blasphamagoatachrist’ is a revolting slab of flesh-tearing inhumanity. ‘Black Metal Warfare’ does what it says in the casing, i.e., blast everything within earshot to bits, maniacal guitar noise rupturing the already-contaminated air. ‘Fire Demons of Blokula’ burns with all the rage of hell itself, and as for the ‘The Final Blood Orgy’, well, the title says it all.
Sharp, barbed, relentless, ruthless, repulsive, savage, these seven tracks are utterly devastating. But when you take members of Blasphemy, Goatpenis, and Canada’s Antichrist and arm them with instruments of torture, razor-sharp vocals and all the destructive power of a particularly pissed off hegemon, what else should one expect? Rarely has such barbarity been such a pleasure. But why they missed the opportunity to put “penis” in the band name is beyond me…
- Listen here
- Ze Blasphamagoatachrist Machine
- Tyrannic Empire
- Black Metal Warfare
- Fire Demons of Blokula
- The Final Blood Orgy
- Ravens Soaring Over Ross Bay