A Fistful of Heavy !
How is the sound ?
“What is best in life? To Crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of their women. That is good.” – The Whorelord Cometh. Barbarian Fist from Oslo, Norway are no joke.
What a tone, the first track rips through like a much-needed shovel to your face. After a slow build and more innuendos than a Carry On film the band come into their own. This band are pushing a serious agenda. The riffs are so seriously good you can’t help but grimace.
So begins the second chapter of this barbaric saga: “No Brakes On The Rape Train“. The song doesn’t sound like that title. It’s deep. After a two and half minute guitar intro, the drums knock you off your feet. You can’t help but nod your head to this one, the hypnotic fuzzy beast rears its quite frankly brilliant face and bursts into a well thought out instrumental piece. The rhythm section really comes into its own in this track pushing and pulling the groove where it’s needed. There is some nice guitar work from Mora, energetic and tasteful. That’s right : Energetic and Tasteful.
A 3rd groovy part comes with “Wargasm“. A standard Heavy Stoner track, which after 3 minutes, changes into a monster. A few colourful guitar flourishes evolves into a belter of a riff. I challenge you to not bang your head at 4 minutes. Then everything settles down in a rather nice fashion. It’s positively chilled after the onslaught of everything previous. A great thing to point about this LP is the ranging tones of Mora’s guitar. There is a brilliantly varied range here which keeps its pretty fresh sounding throughout.
The last track “Bear Destroyer” is a greasy one. It pretty much skulks out of the speakers. Haukaas bringing the groove on this one. The vocals here are the strongest yet, suited to this song perfectly. Then suddenly out of nowhere a hard panned guitar drops a fierce riff, a Rocky Balboa style finisher. The last couple of minutes of this track are fantastic, slow and bombastic. The
The Whorelord Cometh is a brilliant first LP from this young band. It’s great to find these gems and be reminded that you can have a sense of humour and still make serious music. I’m joking right ?
Why is this album worth listening ?
The oh so sweet tone..!
So you can hurt your neck
Because you’re a Masochist
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
Drunk as hell in a sweaty pit !
No Breaks On The Rape Train
For Fans Of
Elder, The Melvins, Sleep, Wo Fat
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