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Review: Typhus - Grand Molesters of the Holy Trinity
Grand Molesters of the Holy Trinity

Label: Pestilence Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 52:11
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: May 14, 2011
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
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Rated 3.55/5 (70.91%) (11 Votes)

Here we have the second output from this all-American anti-Christ of quartet. Brainchild of Lord Typhus (vocals and guitars) these guys want you to know they mean business. Indeed, those wrestler-looking guys are all in black and spike, ready to practice their routine of: church burning, satanic rituals, violent abuse of the innocent, grave robbery and criminal occult activism.

You can find lots of good black metal bands, crafting their own takes of this form of art. On the other hand, you have also quite a few presenting nothing new, interesting or even pleasant to listen to. The latter is the case with Typhus. Not only is their blend of black metal somewhat generic and of the fast/furious type, the sound production is far from bringing the compositions to a pleasant hearing experience. First, you have to increase the volume, since the recording is distant, but the overall sound is muddy, especially in the faster parts. The guitar work is mostly a buzzing sound way too shy in the mix. The vocals and drumming are in the front place on this album. The sickly wicked rasps possess a nice ghostly feel; one of the best part about this album. I noticed some sort of reverb effect only to read later that the label voluntarily put those in every track for data protection purpose... Once in a while you have the pleasure to hear some distorted arpeggios and bits of lead/solo, only increasing the somewhat melodic feel of this disc. In general though, what you get is furious, blasphemous and sick black metal like you've heard many times before. No real tracks leave a lasting impression and I can't come up with a single one to mention.

This is not an album I would recommend to those into the more interesting black metal arts, but if you are blasphemous hard core fans, then this is for you.

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