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Hilarity and savagery - 80%

autothrall, November 8th, 2009

As if its title alone weren't enough to warrant inclusion into any discriminating heathen's music collection, Bestial Mockery's full-length debut also delivered a serial killing 10 tracks of primal blackened hyper-thrash metal in the vein of Venom and Bathory. But be warned: this is not the type of album you go into expecting melodies or chorus hooks. It's not the 'riffy' style of thrash. It's anchored in simplistic black metal rhythms and blast beats which occasionally lapse into crunchier thrash metal breakdowns. The hilarity and savagery of this band are the saving graces.

"Bestial Warfare" begins with a snaking, relentless battery typical of the Swedish proto black metal, slowing only for a doomy segment below its wild solo. "Suicide Blasphemy" has a bit more of a thrash breakdown amidst its nonstop torment. "Bestial Satanic Sacrifice" is one of the best tracks on the album, with a punky thrashing verse riff and some throatier vocals. Other searing songs include the Marduk-like "Warfuck", "Morbid Invertation", the grooving thrash of "Chainsaw Inkarnated" and the death metallic rhythms of the title track.

The album is mixed simply as one really needs for this style. Drums are tinny, guitars are dense but laid back in the mix, bass audible, and Master Motors├ąg's snarl is as pure as they kum. Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw is not the band's best album, despite having the best name. I prefer Gospel of the Insane and Slaying the Life, but the difference in quality is marginal. Bestial Mockery are no longer with us, but their albums are well worth tracking down if you like extreme hybrids of black & thrash metal (think Bewitched but far more aggressive) or unforgiving early black metal.

-autothrall
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Ugly like a junkie slut... beautiful! - 100%

UnholyPoser, November 7th, 2007

This is one of most disgusting albums I've heard, which is probably one of the reasons I like it. Let me explain: dirty and raw production, vocalist screaming like a mental who didn't take pills for too long, ugly buzzing guitars playing black metal/punk riffs and simple straightforward drumming. Add to this some warlike noise, lyrics going on like "In the last war, Fucked With a Hellhorn" and the band's main fetish which is chainsaw - it's as important for them as Eddie is for Iron Maiden. Great thing about it all is that this noise is really catchy, it's got punk moments here and there (and I mean ugly nihilist punk). The tracks usually run in the blastbeat tempo or punk rhythms. There are a few good dirty rock'n'rollin solos here and there too.
Standout tracks? All are great, all smell like exhumed vagina, but the most memorable ones are: "Raise the Chalice", "Chainsaw Inkarnated", "Bestial Satanic Sacrfice".
Overall, it's a "love it or leave it" type of album. It's embodiement of what metal used to be - something too ugly, weird and sick for the society to accept. It's cool that bands like Bestial Mockery exist, maybe they aren't the most intelligent band around, they'll never get a MTV music award that's for sure, but who cares if they make such killer albums?