Profanatica Disgusting Blasphemies against God

Profanatica Disgusting Blasphemies against God
The name of this album, and song titles like "Smashing Fucking Religious Statues," "Angel with Cock" and, ahem, "Fuck the Blood of the Lamb," is a warning sign that NYC's Profanatica are not messing around on their second full-length (and also a warning sign to never, ever hang out with these dudes). The album's insane bass tone hammers that point home, creating a hugely heavy black metal din that's the most evil sound created within the genre in some time. The insane production, which is almost industrial, in a sinister way, pushes this album over the top to a place where few raw black metal discs go: the land of repeat listens. "Christ's Precious Blood Poisoned" gets sludgy, noisy and drone-y ― a true mess of a song that turns into blasting blasphemy before abruptly ending. But for all the chaos, "No Trumpet Shall Sound" is the most chilling number, sounding maturely evil; it's The Exorcist to the other songs' Friday the 13ths. This is one great disc, a document of how ugly, twisted and nasty raw U.S. black metal can really be. (Hells Headbangers)