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Impaled Nazarene - Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz
Review: This is the most compact and rigidly-executed black metal to come out of the Scandinavian region, with tighter, fascist structures developing concepts black metal band had built while contributing an angry, abstracted feel to the music, possibly derived from its nihilistic hardcore compositional leanings.
For the parts that are music and not introductory material, this album is blasting goodness in the simple punk-style cyclical verse-intro-chorus style with savagery in the guitar rhythms and the relentless drubbing of percussion. There are far too many intros and chanted parts and other black metal silliness but the music remains the most condensed impact of darkness from black metal at its time, mainly from its incessant, specific, compact rhythms.
Vocals are fast shouts or black metal vocals, showing their variation in various intros and quasi-songs. Misanthropy is the tone, and although this stuff is pretty predictable it maintains a melodic mode behind the battle strikes of its percussion. The melody, primarily carried by high-speed rhythmic lead playing, is impeccable in that it is so simple and direct that, like an Ebola virus, no evolution is necessary.
The novelty aside, this album deserves focus for its intensification of the brutally rhythmic and blasphemous aspects of black metal. A bacchanalia to the doomed inhabitants of a dying world, this rupturous belch from the pits of human despair aims to crush and will quite possibly succeed.