Review Summary: Dirty, offensive, and true to it's style.
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.
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 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.
-- Solid musicianship
-- A short but wholesome listen
-- Perfect for any true black metal fan
-- Amusing lyrics
-- 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).