|Review: Blasphemous Nudity - Desecration Demo '01|
|Desecration Demo '01|
Year released: 2001
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: August 19, 2001
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:Desecration Demo '01
Well, I thought this was going to be a quick and easy review, since this demo tape is only about six minutes in length. Wroooong! I had to crank up the volume and listen to this quite a bit to at least *try* to write a reasonable review. This is so raw and the sound is so... well, demo quality, that I'm not even sure I can review this correctly, but I'm giving it a shot. Blasphemous Nudity is a one man band playing extremely raw black/grind, in the same vein as Blasphemy and Profanatica. The demo consists of two songs: "Goat Devil" and "Black Vomit of Doom".
The first song is I think the weakest of the two, as I could not really detect much tempo changes, in other words it is a bit monotonous, sounding almost all the same from beginning to end. The vocals are very raw screeches, quite indecipherable to my ears (there's a limit to how loud I can crank up the sound in my apartment! ;)) and actually fit the raw music pretty well. The drumming suffers from a lack of power, pretty much sounding like a constant ticking sound. The guitars are crunching and heavy, yet I would have liked more diversity in the playing.
The second song is an improvement over the first, although at the beginning it sounds like a continuation of the first song. A little more variety on this one, but suffering from the same weak drum sound. The guitar work is a little bit more adventurous however, and that's what makes this song better overall. Same type of vocals on both songs.
This is not bad but this is not very good either - more power to the drums, more variety in the guitar work, and more variation in the songwriting (admittedly, this is a little bit of an unfair comment considering there's only two songs here) would bring a lot to this stuff in my opinion - keep in mind that this genre is not my area of expertise. Well, it's a good start anyway, but it will require a lot of work to stand out in a musical genre that's a bit crowded at the moment and needs some fresh ideas. If you're into black/grind and want to hear for yourself, contact Blasphemous Nudity at email@example.com.
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