Bestial Warlust
Vengeance War Til Death


5.0
classic

Review

by Malfeitor USER (4 Reviews)
July 9th, 2008 | 19 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Destructive cult black metal from down-under

This is an extreme album, inevitably one that is going to divide reviewers into two distinct camps: those that worship it for the bestial, destructive black metal that it is and those that can't understand it as anything other than a wall of noise. While subscribers to the latter will try and rationalize this as Australia's response to Norsecore or in rare cases as a bad attempt at death metal, a more suitable comparison would be to Blasphemy and the likes of Beherit and Archgoat. It needs to be made clear straight away that this is a completely different strain of black metal to the typical Norwegian stuff.

If you're looking for melody, musical progression or accessibility then you'll be disappointed. Vengeance... uses Blasphemy-esque riffs with a greater emphasis on sounding evil and speeds it up a bit, a sense of chaos coming with that. It could be best explained as the exact mid-point between Blasphemy and Revenge.

The music is abrasive and requires an understanding of this style before one can really appreciate it. Many will write this off as obnoxious noise without realising that that is what Bestial Warlust set out to acheive anyway. If this is your first foray into this style of music, I'd recommend you jump back a few years to hear something less extreme like the bands mentioned in the first paragraph, or even forward to Abominator's Barbarian War Worship which is essentially a more catchy version of this.

Overall, it's a classic album that acheives everything it aimed for. Whether or not its intentions were to your liking is for you to decide, but there's no arguing that this band was more than able at what they did. If you don't like it, stay away from it. Remember the first time you heard death metal and it went straight over your head because it was so extreme? Bestial Warlust is like that. All over again.


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Silenius
July 10th 2008


305 Comments


I kinda think your reviews are too much of a 1 (and then talk about how the band sucks, are gay etc) or 5, I mean you are usually right about whether an album is good or bad but your reviews don't tell me much beyond good or bad and a few bands that sound similar. :-/

Malfeitor
July 10th 2008


17 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yea I know what you mean. Naturally I am drawn to write about what I either love or hate. There's really no motivation to write about something to which I don't have a reaction. I have worried about appearing like an 'all or nothing' kind of reviewer, I guess as I put up more, it'll even out. Vengeance... has been a favourite of mine for a long time and IMO deserves the score I gave it.

Whore of Bethlehem, I wouldn't call it 'Excellent' but I would rate it 4/5 - that's 80% - a B+ in school...

But yea I see what you're getting at I guess you'd just have to wait til I write more

Silenius
July 10th 2008


305 Comments


Yeah I'm sure as you write more reviews this won't be an issue, and like I said, I don't think you're rating the albums badly, I mean I agree with the ratings for the albums that I've heard.

jingledeath
October 16th 2009


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wow this is pretty bad ass

BallsToTheWall
November 26th 2009


44805 Comments


Rapes

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

qwe3
November 26th 2009


21368 Comments


RAWWWWR need this shit

jingledeath
November 26th 2009


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you know where to find it dude

qwe3
November 26th 2009


21368 Comments


indeed i do CELESTIAL MANIFEST

i could so be a salesman

BallsToTheWall
November 26th 2009


44805 Comments


Yah, at an Abercrombie And Fitch. Good for you....

qwe3
November 26th 2009


21368 Comments


wtf does that even mean balls. im not so clued in on american pop culture references

BallsToTheWall
November 26th 2009


44805 Comments


Nevermind, I thought you were an American. Hammering Down The law Of The New Gods is epic.

qwe3
November 26th 2009


21368 Comments


only lived in america for like 3 yrs
ok im getting this tmw

Meatplow
December 21st 2009


5524 Comments


not bad at all

KILL
March 7th 2012


72280 Comments


really good shit

Digging: Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses

seedofnothing
March 7th 2012


3425 Comments


I need to check this

CaptainDooRight
March 16th 2012


30334 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/




Hawks
September 1st 2012


35837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Rules.

CaptainDooRight
September 2nd 2012


30334 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

gotta jam again

Goatlord
November 3rd 2012


405 Comments


I like these guys, they were cool.



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