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The black ejaculation begins - 80%

meshigene, November 14th, 2016

So, this single is apparently the first thing Profanatica recorded after their reunion, and it shows that in 9 years, Paul Ledney hasn't become any less of a blasphemer. It's only 6 minutes long, so there isn't really a lot to say about it, but it's 6 minutes of Profanatica at their (probably) most primitive and blasphemous.

First of all, the production is raw as hell. Not quite as raw as Havohej, Ledney's other band, but still very raw. The riffs are very clear and easy to discern and the guitars are dirty but don't have a sharp tone to them, however, the evilness and dissonance of the riffs is more than enough to compensate for the relatively tame guitar tone. Every damn note on this single is made of pure evil, venom and blasphemy. And as if that wasn't enough, the riffs are also incredibly catchy, but not because of their primitivity. Sure, they aren't particularly intricate, but they aren't as primitive as, say, Darkthrone riffs. I'd even call some of the riffs complex, but even those 'complex' riffs can stick in your head after the first listen. There isn't anything resembling a guitar solo on this single, and that just adds to the overall simplicity. Even without solos, the guitarwork is brilliant, but a sharper guitar tone and at least one solo would've benefited it greatly.

The drums thump quietly in the background, sounding more like whatever Vordb used in Brenoritvrezorkre than a real kit, and there isn't a lot to say about the drumwork - most of the time Ledney just blasts on his kit, but there's a slower drumbeat in 'Fuck the Messiah', which is also obscured by the atrocious production. Ledney's impish howls are also pushed to the background and I'm not sure if there are any lyrics besides the exclamation in "Broken Jew" that I used as the review title. It's not as hilarious as any other Profanatica lyric one can understand, but it still made me chuckle.

Overall, this single is pretty good but far too short to put a lot of effort into hunting it down, so it's much better to get it as a part of The Enemy of Virtue compilation.