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Review: Promiscuity - Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct

Label: Independent
Year released: 2013
Duration: 14:21
Tracks: 4
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: December 4, 2013
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
Readers Rating
Basic Instinct

Rated 3.38/5 (67.5%) (8 Votes)

Dishing up a veritable feast of the perverse, here is Israel's Promiscuity with their first proper EP. The band likes things raw, dirty, and nasty, bowing down at the altar of Venom and Celtic Frost, giving little in the way of a fuck about anything, save for ripping, and rotting faces. This is tried and true old school speed metal, with all the necessary first-wave black metal trimmings.

Everything you'd expect from the sound is here in spades, from the obtuse, goblin vocals all the way to the Motörhead-on-crack riffs. The sound in general is ideal for the band, with that distinct live feel I like in this kind of stuff. The guitars are massive with a vintage tone, the bass thunders and the drums crash. There's little time for formalities or pleasantries here, as Promiscuity have the singular goal of running riot, and like I've said ripping with their brand of old school, dirty heavy metal.

There's little that would fail to please here, especially if you're a fan of the style. The album is short, snappy, and chaotic with a faithful Celtic Frost cover thrown in for good measure. Butcher's vocals are a definite high point, as he sounds maniacal and gives the music a good deal of its black metal timbre. Butcher also handles the guitars here too, and the riffs seriously mean business; just listen to that main riff in "The Beauty And The Bitch". Of course the others guys pull their weight, with Werewolf's bass rolling underneath the guitar artillery like a well-oiled tank track, and Steel's drums causing bloody havoc throughout – I really dig some of those fills!

I can't really fault Promiscuity here, as this is fifteen minutes of pure unadulterated, spike-clad heavy metal. If you're on the lookout for something loud and raucous then I'd seriously recommend giving Basic Instinct a couple of listens. Make sure you have a beer or two in the fridge prior to listening, though – the cheaper and nastier the better!

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