Wednesday, 3 September 2014
The Furor - Impending Revelation (CD Review)
04.Seven Trumpets (Ceaseless Armageddon)
07.Black Sorcerer Of Sadism
08.Show No Mercy
09.The Pentagram Prevails
Ascending from Perth, Western Australia, The Furor began their advance in September of 2002.
The sound of the band, which initially consisted of Dizazter, Kill Machine and Warlock, is best described as a hyperactively vicious, bombastic fusion of extreme metal styles - high calibre chaos on chaos forged from years of Death/Black/Thrash worship and indulgence.
After a year of relentless black practice, the first self-financed full length offering 'Invert Absolute' was unleashed in 2004.
Dozens of shows and a further year of writing led to the massive full length self-financed follow up entitled 'Advance Australia Warfare', gloriously elaborating on the violence and complexity of it's predecessor and including a ravaging film clip to the track 'Thrive on War', followed by two full Australian tours in support of Nile and Behemoth.
Early 2006 saw guitarist Warlock depart the band in pursuit of other interests, Kill Machine took over on guitar and Kingslayer was recruited to dominate bass duties.
In April of 2007, the band again stormed Australia's east, playing 7 dates alongside Dubai's most notable metal export Nervecell.A few months later in August The Furor completed a 6 date national tour in support of Sweden's iconic black metal overlords Marduk on their first ever Australian tour.
In 2011, Kingslayer departed the band, leaving Dizazter and Kill Machine to complete the third full length album 'War Upon Worship'.Unfortunately, Kill Machine departed the band shorty after the tracking of this album and then Dizazter was draughted to perform as session drummer with Nervecell, soon after he joined Perth Black metal band Mhorgl shorty after activity temporarily ceased with The Furor.
Amidst this rampant activity and shameless 'band whoring', Dizazter single handedly wrote and recorded what would become 'Sermon Of Slaughter, the 2012 EP release from The Furor.Directly after 'Sermon's' release, writing began for this latest release.
So that's the potted history, on to the music.....
From the melodic and haunting start i was thinking that maybe this was going to be melodic metal, but then the power kicked in and 'Hammer Hierarchy' turned into a full on wall of extreme metal.
Track after track is full on, perfect, well played and well produced black metal, at no point do you realise that this is essentially a solo project.
Screaming guitars, furious drumming and thumping basswork all set off by sensible vocals that dont just scream and growl for the sake of it!
The cover of Slayers 'Show No Mercy' is stunning!
For fans of: Sodom, Slayer, Venom, Marduk, Darkthrone, Mayhem