Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bewitched - Diabolical Desecration

Genre: Black/Thrash Metal
Country: Sweden
Year: 1996
Label: Osmose Productions

This is some good ol' head bangin' fun from Sweden. Diabolical Desecration is all about simple, stripped-down black thrash (more on the thrash side) that gets to the point: no-frills here, just good riffs and down to business songs. These guys certainly have no intention of reinventing the wheel, which is fine, because this album is crackling with energy and riffy goodness. My one complaint is that I would have liked the production to be a bit more raw and visceral as I think it would have served the attitude of the music a bit better. Not to say the production doesn't work - I just would've preferred a more chaotic feeling. Small gripe aside, this album has some great riffs (which evince a very strong Motörhead vibe more than a few times) and is definitely a worthy addition to any black thrash fan's collection.

For fans of Nocturnal, Desaster, Midnight, and Sabbat.

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