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Walpurgia - Altar of the Goatbaphomet

Sadistic Recrucifixions - 80%

Nattskog7, August 5th, 2022
Written based on this version: 2020, Digital, Independent

The debut demo of Greek war metal desecrators Walpurgia is here.

With no need for introduction, a scathing array of blast-beats, savage riffs and bestial grunts storm into fruition. The barbaric aggression and primal energy presented are immediately intoxicating, offering Beherit, Archgoat and Blood Chalice style warfare with a simplistic and utterly vicious approach. Pounding onwards, the whole band concoct a deathly, brutal arrangement of pure sonic artillery, trudging through desolate wastelands with their nuclear extreme metal pulverising all in its path. Ferocious and malevolent, there is no peace to be found on this record which is clearly only for those who seek and desire the most intense black-death metal violence.

Each track is a visceral and magnificently chaotic experience, tied together to give the whole demo a relentless energy and unshakable momentum. A monolithic, ravenous storm of guitars, drums and vocals always spewing forth demonic barbarity with a clear yet raw production gives this the perfect bestial feeling. Only the most ruthless riffs, hammered drums and piercing vocals are used on this demo, throwing us through a morbid and untamed tunnel of chaotic terror. Ritualistic, grooving and erupting with crushing aggression, this demo is a fantastically wicked addition to the Greek extreme metal scene.

As mentioned, this demo is clearly only meant for the most maniacal extreme metallers to enjoy. If you find total black-death metal chaos is too intense, then stay away. If, however, like me, you adore the savage convulsions of total armageddon then this is unmissable. An absolutely brilliant debut demo that I hope will lead to further annihilations to come from this band.

Written for www.nattskog.wordpress.com