Deströyer 666

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews - DEAN BROWN

CALL OF THE WILD

SEA­SON OF MIST BLACK-THRASH BAR­BAR­IANS COUGH UP A BARE-KNUCKLED STOPGAP

Deströyer 666 have reg­u­larly utilised the EP for­mat as a means to tran­si­tion be­tween ful­l­lengths. Their lat­est EP fol­lows the an­themic and mighty Wild­fire – an al­bum that felt like be­ing kicked in the head by one of Satan’s gilded hooves. It’s com­prised of three new songs and a rekin­dled ver­sion of the slow­burn­ing epic, Tri­aled By Fire, pre­vi­ously re­leased on 2003 EP Ter­ror Abraxas. The spir­ited new songs see the black-thrash hea­thens in­dulge in proto-BM and NWOBHM thug­gery. The raw pro­duc­tion is a far cry from Wild­fire’s bom­bast, suit­ing the Venom-ous Vi­o­lence Is Golden, the gal­lop­ing and hook-laden Stone By Stone, and the thrash­ing tem­pos of the fist-pump­ing ti­tle track. KK Warslut and com­pany may be out­spo­ken and deemed con­tro­ver­sial by some, but, like all of the best metal bands, there’s no doubt­ing their mas­tery of the riff and hook.

FOR FANS OF: MID­NIGHT, VENOM,

TSJUDER

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