Chilean worshippers of the blackened flame Invocation Spells unleashed their newest collection of thrashing psalms to the dark gods in March of this year, but I’ve only just got around to hearing it. It sounds almost as evil as you’d expect!
You know what you have coming here already; it’s South American, it’s very raw and savage and it kicks ass. It doesn’t hang about either, with less than half an hour running time, Invocation Spells vomit their blasphemic utterances with bile and hatred, while razor blade riffing clatterings away in the background. The ripping ‘Black Rite’ and the savagery of ‘Under the Shadows of Pentagram’ showcase the band’s knack for writing a great blackened thrash song, and while it won’t appeal to everyone, there is a few touches of melody that peer through the cracks.
Rampant blasting peppers each song, while the headbang fodder of ‘The Revenge of the Serpents’ streaks past without so much as a glance. The whole record is just head down, riffs out; exactly what you’d expect from South American metallers. I love their enthusiasm and unbridled sensory assault. Other than the lurking terror of ‘The End of Time’, there is almost no variety between songs but that doesn’t matter all that much. Not when you can thrash like a maniac, and Invocation Spells certainly can. Fucking excellent!