Album Review

Sabbat – “Kill Fuck Jesus Christ” – [Nuclear War Now! Productions]

Rat King   7/16/2014   12-inch, A Library

Kill Fuck Jesus Christ

The question of the KFJC acronym continues. As the title may suggest, this release consists of Sabbat’s KFJC live mic from October 10, 2013, remixed by James Plotkin for Nuclear War Now! Productions. This album really displays the nature of the beast that is live recordings, so that most of the tracks sound much less precise than their studio versions and include chatter at the ends and beginnings and, on one occasion, a false start (track 4). Whether this improves or diminishes the material is a matter of personal taste. For those who want their live music spit-shined, tracks 5 and 6 sound a bit cleaner.

Sabbat are a Japanese trio (vocals/bass, guitar, and drums/vocals) and have a somewhat eighties-influenced, thrashy black metal sound. All of the tracks are guitar-heavy, which usually means quick thrash riffs abound. Vocals are alternately yelped, growled, and yelled, and always heavily accented. There is some comparatively clean singing to be found on track 6, but it is brief. Lyrical themes are centered around Satan, death, fire, and witchcraft- a soundtrack for your next Satanic ritual in the heavy metal parking lot. Track 1 is an instrumental, so no Satan buressings to be found there. All tracks are FCC-free.

Sabbat are always good for some earnest, energetic-yet-blackened Satanism, and this release is very exciting for KFJC. Spin it till you draw blood.

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