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Sacrocurse - Destroying Chapels

Mexican/Turkish blackened death trio Sacrocurse follow up their debut full length ‘Unholier Master’ with a 7″ EP with three new tracks and a Bathory cover. It’s due out on Iron Bonehead Productions now!

Opening with ear piercing shrieks, and then a brutal relentless assault on the senses ‘Total Devastation’ is a razorblade whirlwind, with howling dark vocals and a raging black/death maelstorm of vicious guitars. It’s seriously intense, and even the slower sections have this malevolence about them, this barely chained rage struggling to be free. ‘Sacrocurse Temple’ is more of the same; bestial black metal atmosphere drowning a rabid, raw death metal riff. Sacrocurse have got some serious darkness flailing around under their cloak of murk. The savagery of the title track is the highlight here.

Closing with a suitably raw approach to the Bathory classic ‘Total Destruction’, Sacrocurse have made ‘Destroying Chapels’ into a great example of what can be done with with four songs, a shitload of hatred and some excellent riffs. If you can get this, get this!


Perversion Feeds Our Force cover art

Turkish malcontents Persecutory are the first band to be released by the new sublabel of United Kingdom Extreme Metal records, Hell’s Hammer Music. As you can probably guess from the cover, this is four tracks of blasphemic, thrashing blackness.

Opener ‘Obey the Sempiternal Impiety’ is a raging slice of blackened thrash, owing great debts to the primal rage of Sarcofago and the howling darkness of Impiety. Persecutory ply their trade with a bit more of a thrash vibe, rather than relentless blasting. There is some of course, but it isn’t a one trick, one speed pony. This is a release that changes gear, and is all the better for it.

‘Maelstorms of Antireligious Chaos’ starts with a waspish buzz, before settling into a flailing entity of raging chaos. There’s also a prominent early Sodom/Kreator influence, and there is a killer groove running through the middle of this song. Persecutory are releasing the first must have EPs of 2016, and we are only two tracks in. The savagery is potent, with every riff feeding off the pounding drums or the scathing vocals. ‘Maelstorms…’ is the best song here, but not by much, from the howling ‘Zero Tolerances for Non Believers’ to the bubbling hatred and blasphemy of the title track.

‘Perversion Feeds Our Force’ is a thing of ugly, raw, uncompromising beauty. It’s amazing to think that you’ve probably heard almost everything blackened thrash can throw at the wall by 2016, and yet still there can be a band that comes along and truly kicks your ass. Persecutory are it. If this marks what is to come from Hell’s Hammer Music, then count me fucking in.

Turkish brutality merchants Inhuman Depravity formed in late 2013, and ‘Nocturnal Carnage by the Unholy Desecrator’ marks their debut full length, which has totally badass cover artwork. Inside the artwork, is a throbbing, barely contained death metal beast ready to lunge out and destroy.

Opening track ‘Exhuming the Creator for Own Expediency’, which has a brilliant American Psycho sample, rages like the bastard offspring of Suffocation and Incantation. It has that same suffocating brutality, while ‘Dismembered and Buried Instincts’ rages like a fiery inferno. There’s blasting and technical guitar wizardry ala Origin, but Inhuman Depravity still make time for that brutal chug that enhances every death metal record.

‘Condemned to Monotheistics’ is a relentless barrage of death metal, with the jarring Immolation-esque ‘Rise of Vengeance by Bloody Torment’ right behind. Vocally you’re looking at guttural, inhuman growls and grunts, and thankfully the band restrain themselves from pig squealing  which is, frankly, getting a bit tiresome. Like the hellish monsters that adorn the cover, Inhuman Depravity have got some evil intentions. It’s neck snappingly good.

‘Nocturnal Carnage by the Unholy Desecrator’ is a solid if slightly repetitive death metal record. Don’t get me worng, the riffing is spot on, the songs are devastatingly heavy and brutal, but they are all a little bit samey. Nothing wrong with that on a debut, but if Inhuman Depravity could beef up on the variety, they could be something brilliant.