BUCK SATAN/DEVIL'S BLOOD/METSATOLL/THE ROTTED (CD Mini Reviews)
BUCK SATAN & 666 SHOOTERS - Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free.
Yet another side project from Ministry's main man Al Jourgensen,together with Rick Nielson (Cheap Trick), Tony Campos (Static-X) and Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis).
What we have here is 12 tracks of Country & Western influenced rock which may have some great titles like 'Quicker Than Liquor' and 'I Hate Every Bone In Your Body Except Mine', but the music sucks!
Really if this is your kind of music then you wouldnt even know of Jourgensen and if you are a fan then why would you want to listen to this?
RATING : 3/10
For Fans Of : Hayseed Dixie, Bourbon Crow.
DEVIL's BLOOD - Fire Burning EP
Great 6 track ep from the Dutch duo & friends.
Stunning vocals and music with a very sixties occult rock sound.Aside from the two studio tracks 'Fire Burning' and 'Thousandfold Epicentre' there are some outstanding live tracks including the classic 'Christ Or Cocaine'.
RATING : 10/10
For Fans Of : Coven, Witchcraft, Ghost, Jefferson Airplane.
METSATOLL - Ulg
Next is some Estonian folk rock!
I know nothing of the band but have to say im quite impressed with its ecletic mix of flutes, harps and other etnic instruments mixed with the trappings of modern metal.
I guess the most off putting thing is the fact that its not sung in english (Though that never did Rammstein any harm).
This one has everything from full on metal, acoustic chill out to Jigs.
RATING : 8/10
For fans Of : Turisas, Therion, Finntroll, Sabbat, Jethro Tull.
THE ROTTED - Ad Nauseam
The usual mix of crust/punk and death metal was recorded earlier in the year at Parlour Studio with Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, EVILE).
With artwork drawn by the bassist Reverend M.Trudgill apparently inspired by the lyrics and each part represents a different song.
From the opening punch of bass to the very last gutteral scream this is just 11 tracks of pure nasty in your face metal!
Fave tracks here are 'The Hammer Of Witches' and the doom laden 'Put Me Out Of Your Misery'.
For fans Of : Venom, Napalm Death, Entombed.