Monday, December 19, 2011

Nunfuckritual - In Bondage to the Serpent





Another band the Ripple crew found exciting enough to review twice.  Here's Odin's take.


A few months ago my brother and I were at a show and Dying Fetus was one of the bands on the bill.  We were listening to all the people talking how they kick ass, rule, and various sorts of comments about how great Dying Fetus are.  At one point we just looked at each other and laughed, because only at a metal show would you find people extolling the virtues of a dying fetus.

And then here we have NUNFUCKRITUAL, and wouldn’t you know, I’m going to spend some time telling you how great they are.  Metal is so awesome!!

If you are looking for something to lift your spirits and soothe your soul, look elsewhere.  Like now.  This is some seriously bleak, filthy, raw, evil black metal.  Listen to this a couple of times and you’re going to feel like you got dunked in a 55 gallon drum of putrefied remains, then dumped out and rolled through a room full of broken glass, and finally hosed down with battery acid. 

This music is truly unrelenting in its corruption.  It is absolutely some of best black metal I’ve heard in a while.  Sometimes you hear bands that play black metal and you wonder if they are really into it.  There is no doubt, when you listen to “In Bondage To The Serpent”, that these are guys are into it.  They live it, they breathe it, and the end result is that you, the listener, feel it.

Each track clocks in at 6 minutes or more.  They go together, they fit together, yet each track is unique and none of them sound like the others.  That’s a huge point in this genre.  The tracks stamp their individual marks of evil upon you and the cumulative effect makes you glad to be alive, if you’re into this shit.

NUNFUCKRITUAL have crafted an amazing album that does everything a black metal release should.  The evil seeps from every note, every riff, and if you are not in league with Satan, then these 6 tracks tell you what you have to look forward to.  And none of it sounds even remotely enjoyable.  And that’s the point.

-- ODIN



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