Friday, June 23, 2023

EP Review: Antihvmano "Impregnated Demon Eyes Gazing Upon a Catholic Rosary Failure" (Independent) by Dave Wolff

Band: Antihvmano
Country: Sweden
Genre: Black death metal
Format: Digital
Label: Independent
Release date: December 12, 2022
We once again return to the early 90s when Blasphemy, Sarcofago, Archgoat, Black Witchery, Sadistik Execution, Impiety and Impaled Nazarene were composing the most disorderly, uncommercial metal available at the time.
Sweden's Antihvmano have been around for a few years and have released two irreverently profane EPs featuring one-to-two minute songs that embody the ultimate affiliation with bestial tenebrosity and the ultimate execration of piety. Again the question arises as to why this approach to extreme metal still speaks to the sensitivity of some musicians, inspiring them to write the most basic forms of extreme metal.
What resonates with them on a fundamentally primal level, or are they simply seeking to disturb and repel people as they begin their grassroots recording careers? In relation to Antihvmano, there appears to be no distinction as both their debut EP “Morbid Crucifixion” and their recent release “Impregnated Demon Eyes Gazing Upon a Catholic Rosary Failure” are intended to appall and disgust those who feel a fire lit under their asses by blasphemous subject matter or prefer what they consider to be quality music.
There’s no official site to speak of, little readily available information about the band, and no printed lyrics at Bandcamp, and the EP’s musicianship and production are designed to make early Venom, Sodom and Hellhammer sound like easy listening and most grindcore bands sound like the stuff to mellow out to.
It is not difficult to discern the band's logo, however, the cover art provides clear indications of what is contained within, and from there things only become more excessively extreme. The appeal of this EP lies in its distorted, dissonant blur, complete with vocals like incomprehensible howling. If you have the fortitude, you’re not easily offended, and you have the most hardcore taste in extreme metal you will want to listen to it repeatedly. -Dave Wolff

M.B: Vocals
M.C: Guitars
K.S “Hammeraxe”: Drums

Track list:
1. Intro
2. Supreme Atrocity of War
3. Vengeance Absolute
4. Violator of Truth
5. Baptised in Blood of Human Sacrifice

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