Album Review

Virulent Specter – “Black Temple of Omniscient Manipulation, The” – [Black Gangrene]

whngr   6/23/2022   A Library, CD

Grotesque Black Monster

Low Fidelity four-track one man U.S. Black Metal with tenuous connections to the sketchy side of the underground. A feral expulsion of antisocial satanic venom with little variation in tracks connoting pure malice, eschewing clever composition and production for unfettered spite. This is how we like it. Show us your vehemence with sweat and blood, not with clever mouse work and countless hours cloaked in the glow of your purring iOS. Perhaps casting dispersion on those that might spit derisively that this is bedroom metal.

Everything: “X”. This recording, like all his output, is untouched by disparate hands. Every aspect including art are rendered by this single arcane Black Mage on to four-track using traditional instrumentation and purposefully heavy-handed production as X sees no reason in diluting his creative endeavors with the opinions, abilities, or failings of others. Retaining an absolutely “pure” creative process. X has stated that he is a drummer before all else, a sentiment that is conveyed well by this album comprised of ten primal tracks where low fidelity drum assaults cleave through the mire like a scythe through corpulent and diseased flesh. He is also the sole member of Eerie Silence, a highly esoteric circle of projects focusing on an array of unholy perspectives that includes his projects, Ctenizidae (Goblin Metal?), Ärid (Troll Metal?), and Black Wilderness (Dark Ambient / Ghoul Noise?), completing a sigil of warding against the pollution of total creative control. 

? – 2021

you heard it 21 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 73 days ago, Whinger played Wight Of Sulfur And Putrescine / Origin Of The Fetish
  • 79 days ago, Brian Damage played The Lower Hand Of The Master
  • 82 days ago, Teachers AIDS played Embodied Head Of Satan
  • 92 days ago, Atavist played Ingurgitation Of Hideous Rotting Evil
  • 93 days ago, Brian Damage played SRA
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