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a very above average example of blasphemy worship - 90%

stonetotem, September 23rd, 2009

Corpse Molestation was a short lived Australian black/death metal band that would later become the mighty Bestial Warlust. While they only lasted for a demo and some rehearsal tapes before changing their name and shifting their style (a bit), they had such a dark, violent and pummeling sound that they left a unique impression on the metal underground. Their one and only demo, 1992's "Descension of a Darker Deity" is the only complete expression of the group, and is very worthwhile to seek out for violent black/death metal (or "bestial black metal"/"war metal") freaks. It may only clock in at a measly 19 minutes or so, but it packs quite a punch.

What really separates Corpse Molestation from their later incarnation Bestial Warlust is their utterly murky production and droning torrent-like sound, and their allegiance with death metal over black metal. Their riffs have a dull buzzing sound and vibrate along in a violent yet hypnotic maelstrom. Their sound is permanently heaped in low end fuzz, contrasted by the spastic solos that erupt in frenzies here and there and the buzzing tremolo leads that crawl under the rhythm. But it's not all a blast-driven bestial black metal cacophony. They lay on some pounding doomy breakdowns which fit excellently with the production and ugly fuzzed out guitar sound. The bass is narrowly detectable behind the wall of disgusting distortion created by the guitar, but everything sounds nice and low end regardless. The drums primarily stick to blasts and warlike double kick with the snare pounding in, slowing down only for the sweet doomy breakdowns. And the drums are no exception to the down and dirty sub end production. They give a mean dull thud that'll surely strike fear into the heart of whatever disco dancers and pop stars these menacing fiends are mowing down. The vocals here are highly reminiscent of the mighty Blasphemy (and this whole demo stinks of their masterpiece "Fallen Angel of Doom"). They employ Blasphemy's patented technique of using dual vocalists, one giving a low guttural growl, and the other screaming and rasping wildly. Overall the differences between Corpse Molestation and Bestial Warlust don't number too high, although the former is more hypnotic and bogged down in fuzz, and the ladder is more spastically violent and warlike. The demo ends with an amusing little piano jingle about going to heaven, which is blasted by a crunching guitar chord.

Corpse Molestation were one of the stronger bands to come out of the violent black/death metal explosion of the late 80s/early 90s, and were not only a prime example of Blasphemy worship but a strong group unto themselves. They didn't really find their own sound until switching off to Bestial Warlust, but their "Descension of a Darker Deity" demo remains a great slab of the ugly underground metal of olde. Clearly fans of Blasphemy, Beherit, Sarcofago and their legions of impersonators should enjoy this demo, and fans of Bestial Warlust who weren't aware of its existence should get their greazy mits on it immediately. Furthermore, fans of the more putrid low end death metal and grind of this era should likely enjoy it. And don't forget that lovely disgusting doom found in the breakdowns... Oh boy, these guys had it all. Anyhow, give this one a gander if you fancy any of the above mentioned stuff.

Foundation for Bestial Warlust and Destroyer 666 - 70%

Saethiaal, June 20th, 2009

Here we have the infamous Corpse Molestation’s Descension of a Darker Deity. Most of the members involved in this band went on to bigger heights, such as K.K Warslut from the well-known Destroyer 666 and Damon Burr who went on to be in Abominator and Cemetery Urn. This band eventually changed its name to Bestial Warlust in 1993 after releasing a handful of demos and rehearsals. What we have here is very primitive death metal, although it is of a rather high quality (not production-wise of course).

Many of the songs here, would go on to be used in future releases by the two aforementioned members (although slightly edited), such as ‘Sudden Combustion’ which would later be the title track for ‘Phoenix Rising’ by Destroyer 666. We also have ’At the Graveyard of God’ which would be used on the first Bestial Warlust album. Despite the low quality of the recording; the songs found here are still very good. The ‘Intro’ is a guitar being plucked with some stormy ambience before some odd music starts and then it just explodes into ‘Sudden Combustion’ which has an awesome riff to begin with. The vocals are your generic death metal grunts, with the guitar and drums not getting lost in the production too much. This demo makes for an interesting listen, especially if you are a fan of Bestial Warlust and Destroyer 666, as hearing some of their songs in their earliest form is an interesting experience. Then there is ‘At the Graveyard of God’ which is a quicker song, sounds very much like the Bestial Warlust version, except for the vocals. The demo then ends with ‘Loathsomeness’ and the ‘Outro’ which is odd, it starts off with the creepy vampire-like keyboards then turns into some weirdo 50’s (don’t quote me on that, I’m no 50’s music guru) pop song, also pretty funny considering the rest of the demo.

This demo is mostly recommended to people checking out Australian metal as it is an important release and also people who are interested in Destroyer 666 and Bestial Warlust. There is nothing wrong with this demo per se, but the members of this band (especially K.K Warslut) would go on to release much better material in the years to come. Overall it is a pretty decent death metal demo that has its moments, but is overshadowed by the releases of Bestial Warlust.

At the Graveyard of God - 100%

hellhippie, June 20th, 2009

Australia's Corpse Molestation eventually changed their name to the more well known Bestial Warlust . Now even though a name change is just a name change it also seemed to shift the band's direction into something that is easier to comprehend for the average death metal fan . I don't mind Bestial Warlust but trust me, for those out there who are like me and prefer cold ugly raw sick death metal over the cleaner easier digested over produced new school stuff Corpse Molestation was one band that needs to be heard .

This band exuded an evilness that is still, to this day almost unmatched . The Descension of a Darker Deity demo does only contain three songs but anyone that owns this overlooked masterpiece can rejoice in the fact that these are death metal anthems not merely songs .They hold a coldness that was practically unheard of in early death metal . Death metal at the time, while still being evil and morbid did not produce many bands that were this blatantly satanic and Corpse Molestation embodied that feeling from their very core .

The music on this truly amazing demo is a grim, all encompassing, frenzied blackened death metal soundtrack to all that is or was great about the underground scene . The intro that leads into the amazing "Sudden Combustion" is almost beautiful in it's deliverance all the while containing a hidden yet blatantly apparent message of darkness . The beginning riff has a brutal slaying feeling to it as it bounces along in a death march sort of way . The vocals are some of the most guttural one can ever hope to find and consistently portray a true message of blasphemy throughout this great demo . When the higher pitched vocals (there are two singers) are delivered they completely compliment the low gut wrenching style extremely well .

The guitars are completely evil sounding and blaze through the listeners ears like a hot knife through butter . The riffs are so catchy and sick that multiple listens are a requirement not a recommendation . The solo's are higher in the mix and add a chaotic feeling to the overall body of work . The drummer shreds on this as well and perfectly drills every note into the skull of all that welcome this sort of thing . (I am unquestionably one of them) This demo is so evil morbid and cold that it sounds like it was recorded in a desecrated coffin . Even the song title's Sudden Combustion, At the Graveyard of God, and Loathsomeness just vomit evil .

This great band produced a widely unknown perfect blasphemous piece of music here . This really needs to find it's way to more peoples ears because these guys knew exactly how to make evil music that hasn't gotten boring or redundant in the slightest way . (and I've owned it for almost 20 years) Corpse Molestation, to those that have the privilege of owning anything by them were the early kings of blatant blasphemic music . (along with Sarcofago, Beherit and Blapshemy of course) If you love evil disgusting dank dark blood curdling death metal than this is for you . If you can't find this than trust me you need to, there's always hope, never give up the fucking hope . Actually screw that: FIND THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!