By: Kara Chavez
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Released on September 4, 2015 via Hells Headbangers
Midnight never ceases to impress. His side of the split, ‘Sadist Sodomystic Seducer’ is a powerful slap-you-in-the-face kind of rip roaring song that I wouldn’t put past Midnight. Getting right into it, the song starts out with powerful drums and devilish vocals. The speed reminds me of Destroyer 666 and the gusto reminds me of old Venom. Dark, gloomy, with intention only to please to Satan!
The song is blackened and intense throughout. The guitars complement the vocals perfectly, with minor breakdowns of old school, black metal, screeching guitar sounds. I really like how he put out a song on a 7″ split. It makes you wanting more, and I’m sure he did it on purpose. I am very much looking forward to a full release from him.
The second side of the split, Shitfucker, whom I am less familiar with, really surprised me. Gnarly, scratchy vocals and a low quality recording, only covers the song with more crust. It’s such a good mix with the blackened vocals and d-beat drums. The vocals and the guitar solo makes it even more old school 80’s blackened extreme metal. In fact, this song ‘Nightmare Pt. 2’ is an homage to Sarcofago’s Nightmare (the Brazilian 80’s extreme metal band – who also rules).
All in all, this is a superb split. This might be my favorite blackened d-beat record of the year!