Bestial Mockery Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw

Phew! Good thing this ultra-obscure 2002 debut release from these Swede black thrashers got reissued. My Cranium discs were getting worn out and I needed to hear some more thrash about chainsaws. These guys take a more nuclear/war approach to their raw, drunk, Venom-blackened thrash than the trad thrash/speed freaks in Cranium, and while that band's humour was a bit more obvious, Bestial Mockery could be quite serious about many things (Satan, for example). But they could also be tongue-in-cheek clowns getting plastered and doing all kinds of horrible things to their instruments, like they do throughout this disc. "Raise the Chalice" offers a brief respite, as it gets all triumphant '80s metal on us, but most of the album is a hysterical heads-down race to the finish line. I'm left thinking they might as well just reissue this disc every two years; who's going to notice it's the same blur every time? They pretty much nailed the sound they're going for on Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw. (Hells Headbangers)