Three more beasties from the death-dealing German label…
Once more, Jason Guest sets himself up for a beating with three more releases from Iron Bonehead Productions. To find out more about the label, you can pay a visit to their website, take a listen on Soundcloud or Bandcamp, or get up-to-date info on their Facebook page. In the meantime, this is what we’ve got for you:
- Kult Ofenzivy – Nauky Ruznic (LP)
- Necroholocaust – Holocaustic Goat Metal (LP)
- Nuclear Perversion – Desolation Rituals (Tape)
Kult Ofenzivy – Nauky Ruznic (LP)
Release date: 17 November 2014
Meaning “Cult of the Offensive” (“offensive” as in the noun meaning “an organized and forceful campaign to achieve something”) in Czech, the main person behind Kult Ofenzivy is to remain nameless. But one look at the artwork and a quick blast of the album and I would wager that there’s a direct connection with Triumph, Genus (album review here; and interview with Svar). As for any similarities in sound, Nauky Ruznic, the band’s third album, is just as grand, arrogant, defiant and self-assured but is all its own. An arduous journey that demands – and deserves – much attention, a twenty-five minute piece in five movements, the album plots a simultaneously cold and fiery path through an array of brutal atmospherics and callous and uncompromising structures. The band once again lives up to the achievement aspect of their name.
8.5 out of 10
- Do deju vstupovat a stavby, v narušenost sten…
- Osudove naplnen údaji chorob nemohoucnosti…
- Na jiné prísahat a k temto nemít pojítek a lan…
- Kde uloženy zákaz, neústupnost a touha s nimi nesdílet?
- Cožpak ta nejvetší díla vznikají z nedbalosti?
Necroholocaust – Holocaustic Goat Metal (LP)
Release date: 29 September 2014
For the last eleven years, Canada’s “Black Metal / Goat Metal” mob Necroholocaust have released two demos, one EP, and – since 2007 – nine split releases. About time for an album then, yes? Nine tracks of war-adoring, anti-Christian goat worship, Holocaustic Goat Metal is a sweaty, seething, storming mass of black, death and grind brutality slammed together in a fit of bestial rage. Hostile from its merciless beginning to its battered and bruised end, each track is delivered with an unremitting savagery capable of destroying a church from a thousand paces.
Blasting past at a thousand miles per hour, the first six tracks on Side A blur into one long violent and chaotic ejaculation of hatred. With three tracks in twenty-one minutes, Side B is much more ambitious and sees the band augmenting their already ferocious sound with atmospheric elements and structures that are more elaborate yet no less menacing. The vocals are deep, guttural, and tainted with all the odious splendour of the sewer; the riffs are ruthless, the lead work cutting and frenzied, and the atmospheric passages chilling; the bass growls and snarls its distorted and dragged lines in the darkness; and the drums, well, they’re there, somewhere (the bass and toms make their presence felt but the snare is so tight and tinny that it almost sounds like a cowbell). Yes, a minor annoyance (and a petty one, granted), but it’s overshadowed by the album’s supreme quality. Highly recommended.
7.5 out of 10
- Rise Of Antichrist (Victory Command)
- Altar Of Plagues
- Slaughter The Lamb
- Defile The House Of God
- Deathraid Of Intolerance
- Inverted Christ
- Infinite Death Prophecy
- Bleed The Baphomet
Nuclear Perversion – Desolation Rituals (Tape)
Release date: 15 October 2014
Ooh, the sounds of war for a four-minute long intro. I wonder what this will be like. The debut demo from duo Nuclear Perversion is, yes, a ruthless onslaught of Satanism, destruction, iconoclasm, and anal intrusion. Nice. Bookended by an ‘Intro’ and an ‘Outro’ of predictable war-like and monstrous sounds, piss, shit, blood, vomit, and the blooded discharge of a menstruating nun are ground together into six tracks of ugly blackened and bestial death metal. Suffice it to say that the track titles are a pretty good indication of what to expect.
An aptly filthy production for the filth-ridden pestilence that feeds this album, Nuclear Perversion’s debut is an impressive one. Of all the tracks, the forty-two second burst of blasphemous bile that is ‘Fistfuckchrist’ captures everything about this band and threatens to overshadow the other tracks. But with the merciless salvo of ‘Misanthropic Annihilation’, the hellish grind of ‘Crushing The Symbols Of The Ho’, and the more dynamic approach of ‘Weapons Of Mass Perversion’, Desolation Rituals has got much to offer to the more discerning maniac.
6 out of 10
- Website? Your guess is as good as anybody’s…
- Satan’s Wrath
- Misanthropic Annihilation
- Crushing The Symbols Of The Ho
- Weapons Of Mass Perversion
- Sodomic Nuclear Sunrise