Gaudiness! Just adjust your eyes for that monstrous artwork by Alexander Brown!
This is not the new Bölzer but the second EP of the deathwatchers of Abhorrot.
Uglier and more fiendish than their fellow countryman Pungent Stench have ever been, Abhorrot rumble through this 4 tracker with the same concious intention like Teitanblood (old), Sadomator, Vilifier, Impetuous Ritual and so on and forth.
Not that I was almost expecting it, the instruments overall sound is alot like if they were recorded in a womb or a catacomb, rooms that produce natural underdamping atmosphere. Of course we also have some reverb (underground, eh?) but still, you can figure quite easy what these two guys are doing.
Prehistoric is what would describe the guitar tone at best, primitively punishing as Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance himself on the beloved 1991 Beherit classic "The Oath..."
Yet the string section is pushed in the background and tubby which gives me the feeling that there is alot of potential in terms of effectiveness that is there but not called.
They have very brute songwriting and great rythm but this is just abating and sad especially because the whole EP is a great fusion of finnish, dutch and swedish Death- and Black Metal.
A radiant example of how good this EP actually is, is the complete side A that contains the tracks "Sacrificial Revelations of Carved Flesh" and "The Burning Incarnation of Death". When the brutal penetration of Asphyx and the vile malice of Blasphemy meet, catastrophe is imminent and so it is here.
Abhorrot master both, the fast-paced and the mid-tempo parts with ease and keep everything in the flow. It is almost fun (sic!) to listen to this EP. The drums are flagellating the string section on a remarkable high level for this kind of primitive sounding music which makes this a necessary listen and utter "How-to-do-it-right" for the whole lot of bands that also float around in the same genre.
Song number three - the first on the B side - sounds pretty south american to my suprise. The overall diverse and positively varied riffs move away and get rightfully replaced by a cudgel made of Sarcofago and typical swedish D-Death Metal riffs.
The harshness of the vocals is pure Metal excess drowned in dinosaur blood.
T. Blackpriest is whipping out his most fuming mouth.
Fenriz would say: "How fucking primitive can you get?"
"Sacrificial Incarnations of Perpetual Death" is a huge paean to the early 90's without a doubt. It is merging, teeth-grinding and in the end, spitting you out leaving you curious for more.
The things I do not like on this EP are not terribly wrong, they are just not matching the standard that I acquired after liking and listening this thing for a few times. First world Death Metal problems.
Style: Death Metal
12" MLP, Yersinia Pestis
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