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Review: Promiscuity - Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct

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


Review online: March 21, 2014
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.38/5 (67.5%) (8 Votes)

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from a band named Promiscuity but it certainly wasn't spot-on, early 80s Celtic Frost worship, that's for sure. Basic Instinct is the band's debut EP and, despite being self-released, it is pro. The cover of "Into the Crypts of Rays" makes Promiscuity's major influence quite obvious but there are also a lot of other early Speed/Thrash bands discernable in the mix. The vocals are an echo-drenched Black/Death growl/howl that should have fans of Cronos and Bathory banging their heads. The solos are pure Metallica/Slayer and are the extended variety we all loved from Kill 'Em All and Show No Mercy. The first two tracks, "The Beauty and the Bitch" and "Pedophile," are the cream of the crop and blast away with power, speed and melody in an auditory mosh pit of chaos. The cover is well done but "Maniac's Blues" is probably the most obvious attempt to write a Celtic Frost song.

Regardless of any minor shortcomings, if you enjoy 80s era Black/Thrash from the likes of Celtic Frost, Venom and Slayer and modern bands like Nuclear or Witchgrave, you need to get over to Promiscuity's Bandcamp page and download Basic Instinct. Now's the time as I can't imagine not hearing more from this band in the very near future.

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