Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Profana en Oakland

So I’ve been listening to the new Morbosidad Profana la Cruz del Nazareno. They play a vicious style of black metal inspired by bands like Blasphemy, and they finish the album with a Sarcofago cover! If you know what I mean, then you know.

Most black metal albums create a vast amount of space to dwell within and gather strength over time. Morbosidad are grounded through the vocal arrangements, mostly because their death metal pacing and dynamics don’t create an overarching voice. Vocalist Tomas Stench layers his vocals from torrential heighs to seething depths, and on Profana, Morbosidad keep all the spike-pierced death for an uncompromising work of black metal.

Songs like "Posiedo Por El Diablo" and "Templo de Lucifer" flash their early black/thrash allegiance, while "Inmortalidad Diabolica's" vocal intro presents a foreboding place of ritual. For those who love black metal burning down the speedometer, this is for you.

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