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Redesecrate Him! - 86%

Pestbesmittad, October 20th, 2007

In the early 90s bands like Beherit and Blasphemy were playing some of the most brutal music ever heard in the underground. But things were also happening in the East and in 1992 Impiety unleashed “Ceremonial Necrochrist Redesecration” upon an unsuspecting world. With this demo the band proved that they were a force to be reckoned with. Aside from the Blasphemy and Beherit influence I also hear influences from the old Colombian death metal horde Masacre. Another band that must be mentioned as a musical reference here is Archgoat. If you’re an Archgoat fan and haven’t heard this demo, then you are really missing out. Hell, “Ceremonial Necrochrist Redesecration” is a total massacre and it gave the more established acts of the genre at the time a run for their money.

The demo starts with a sampled keyboard intro, which immediately makes me think of Blasphemy due to its evil and unholy atmosphere. Then the music starts and what music it is! Filthy, brutal and relentless black/death metal. There doesn’t seem to be any limit to the level of blasphemy and perversion the band is attempting to reach. The guitar has a very thick and muffled distortion to it (the guitarist most likely used the neck pickup) and when this sound is combined with the bass, the string instruments create a thick and impenetrable wall of sound. You feel as if you’ve put your head inside a concrete mixer in operation. At first the sound might seem totally chaotic but the details start appearing once you get into the music. Give it some time and you’ll notice that there are actually riffs here and they’re good riffs too. “Ceremonial Necrochrist Redesecration”, “Pentagramathron” and “Fallen Blasphemathory” all feature short guitar solos and no, we’re definitely not talking any Malmsteen type soloing here. The solos are simply there to add more chaos and destruction to the music. The band blasts through the four tracks in a completely unmerciful manner, it is the listener who will have to deal with the question “Am I man/woman enough to take this?”. “Fallen Blasphemathory” is the track that, with the exception of the vocals, sounds the most like old Masacre stuff. If you like Masacre’s “Colombia... Imperio del Terror” demo you’ll love this particular track.

Shyaithan’s vocal vomits on this demo are damn great, vicious raspy growls that sound as if they’re coming straight from the depths of hell itself. He sounds as if possessed by evil demons, spewing forth one blasphemous curse after another. He’s also added backing growls and screams every now and then to make the most impact. “Ceremonial Necrochrist Redesecration” is the most horrifying thing Impiety ever recorded and I personally hope that this demo will be re-released officially as I’m sure many fans into totally extreme mayhem would appreciate it.