Havohej
Dethrone the Son of God


3.5
great

Review

by Seth T. White (Cravinov13) USER (61 Reviews)
July 3rd, 2007 | 14 replies | 7,109 views


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dirty, offensive, and true to it's style.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Havohej is an experimental black metal band from New York City. With ex-Incantation drummer/ vocalist and Profanatica member Paul Ledney behind this twisted solo project, Havohej brings the “WHAT THE F**K” to USBM. This music is dirty, raw, and sick right down to the core. Just what black metal should be? More or less. With his first full length, Dethrone The Son Of God, Paul Ledney takes several elements of grindcore and ambient music and mixes it with raw Satanic black metal. Clocking at only 26 and a half minutes, every song bursts with sheer intensity. The typical black metal guitars, raw drum rhythms and blast beats, and plenty of Christian hating vocals jumping in at the most awkward and yet still appropriate times.

Each song is very straightforward, most of them being quick blasts of brutal black metal that usually consists of distorted guitar riffs, low bass booms, and speedy drum lines. There are a few standouts worth mentioning. Weeping In Heaven stands out as one of the more dynamic songs on the album. The guitars and bass work well together to create a doom-esque atmosphere. This is until the vocals come in with Paul Ledney stating “I vomit on God’s child!”. Cliché? Very, but it doesn’t ruin the fact that the song has a solid structure for a short, a**-kicking track.

The major downside to this album is a lot of the tracks do not standout as unique.

Heavenly Father is another exception to that though, with slower drums beats and a heavier, more distorted guitar sound. The song is much more progressive in style then any of the previous tracks, and builds a lot around the drums and guitars. It is also the longest song on the album, being only 3 minutes and 39 seconds long. The progression is still solid and very impressive, making the song standout from the rest of the songs even though it is technically a filler instrumental. Raping Of Angels is similar in progressive style but actually uses vocals and moments of chaotic, mindless brutality. The atmospheric build of both songs though are amazing.

The album titled track, Dethrone The Son Of God, is the last standout track on the album, but not for it’s amazing progressive style or even quality musicianship. The whole 2 minutes of the song is basically Paul Ledney screaming in a run on sentence the following obscene, offensive, and hilarious lyrics:

Rip the sacred flesh
Sodomize the holy a**hole
Drink the red blood of the mother of earth
Masturbation on the dead body of christ
The king of Jews is dead
and so are the lies
Vomit on the host of Heaven
Masturbate on the throne of God
Break the seals of angels
Drink the sweet blood of Christ
Taste the flesh of the priest
Sodomize holy nuns
The king of Jews is a liar
The Heavens will burn
Dethrone the son of God
God is dead
Holyness is gone
Purity is gone
Prayers are burned
Covered in black s*it
Rape the holy ghost
Unclean birth of Jesus Christ
Heaven will fall
F*ck the church
F*ck Christ
F*ck the Virgin
F*ck the gods of Heaven
F*ck the name of Jesus


This really sums up the entire album. I apologize for using the lyrics but they must be read to get the point of Havohej through.

Pros
-- Solid musicianship
-- A short but wholesome listen
-- Perfect for any true black metal fan
-- Amusing lyrics

Cons
-- Extremely cliché
-- Crappy cover art
-- Amusing lyrics are written crappy
-- Was made from the extra tracks of Profanatica first full length that was never officially released (which screws with the production a lot).



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Cravinov13
July 3rd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Wow, this is a short review. It appeared longer, but it wasn't easy writing a long one
with what little this album gave me.

Technically I'd give this a 3 but it gets a 3.5 for it enjoyable factor since I am a black
metal lover.

EDIT: Any help on what I can do to improve the format would be great.This Message Edited On 07.03.07

kalkal50
July 3rd 2007



2386 Comments


LOL at the lyrics, very good review. I'm gonna check it out in any case cuz the style interests me.

Cravinov13
July 3rd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You like Burzum and Cephalic Carnage, so you should enjoy this. It's a fun listen.

It's not easy to find though, it was recorded in 1993 and has since been lost. The 2004 reissue is scarce as well.

BallsToTheWall
July 3rd 2007



44164 Comments


this cd is pretty short for black metal. Im gonna check it out anyways

kalkal50
July 3rd 2007



2386 Comments


i found the album surprisingly fastThis Message Edited On 07.03.07

this link should work
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZF1C6CUIThis Message Edited On 07.03.07

Dethtrasher
July 3rd 2007



2211 Comments


Hehe, I have to vote this time, good review. I can almost imagine how this sounds like. But this is not my type of black metal so I will never check this out.

masscows
July 3rd 2007



2236 Comments


Oh, damn. I just started learning how to play black metal guitar so I could do a garage blackened grindcore solo project :[ looks like these guys beat me to it. Judging by the lyrics, it's a huge joke, but it still seems like it may be a somewhat amusing listen.

Whoa, release date 1993. That's...yeah...This Message Edited On 07.03.07

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
July 3rd 2007



15994 Comments


I've never laughed harder reading a review. Those lyrics are so bad, I dont think this guy takes himself seriously. Hilarious stuff though, judging by the song titles and lyrics. The short tracks are a major turn off to this album though.

Digging: Katatonia - Kocytean

Cravinov13
July 3rd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

In his actual band, Profanatica, he and his other bandmates are butt naked acting all 'kvlt'. It's pretty funny. They're all pretty small.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
July 3rd 2007



15994 Comments


They're all pretty small.


TOO much info there >.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
July 3rd 2007



15994 Comments


They're all pretty small.


TOO much info there >.

Cravinov13
July 3rd 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

He doesn't, but he makes good black metal.

rattlehead42147
March 3rd 2008



1345 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i really like what i've heard of this. Profanatica was my introduction to Paul Ledney's amusingly blasphemous style but this is still good black metal.

witchxrapist
August 28th 2010



10733 Comments


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I'll just leave this here...



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