Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews -

FOR FANS OF: Na­palm Death, Em­ployed To Serve, Dragged Into Sun­light ■ Fea­tur­ing Na­palm Death gui­tarist John Cooke among mem­bers of other noisy, grindy acts like Nar­co­sis and Venomous Con­cept, it goes with­out say­ing that Cor­rupt Mo­ral Al­tar make an ab­so­lute racket, and they’re fu­ri­ous with it. At 13 tracks in barely 20 min­utes, and with ti­tles as charm­ing as Body Hor­ror and De­stroy­ing Ev­ery­thing You Be­lieve In, laughs don’t ex­actly come thick and fast here. More­over, as the au­ral as­sault of Rat King fires out, the al­bum’s ti­tle – a word mean­ing ’well mind’ or ’beau­ti­ful think­ing’ – couldn’t seem less apt. That said, there are weird sub­tleties be­hind all the grind­ing, an in­tel­li­gence and skil­ful craft in the din that oc­ca­sion­ally cuts through like an un­ex­pected dag­ger blade, such as on the im­mense clos­ing track Five Years, which fea­tures vi­olin that puts you on edge like the Psy­cho sound­track. It’s might­ily un­pleas­ant stuff, but that needn’t mat­ter when a) that’s the point, and b) it’s ex­e­cuted as well as this.


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