Review Summary: It's gotta be good, cos it says cunt in it! LAWL!1
Look at the song titles on this one! Wow! 'Domination Xtasy' 'Dead Cunt Maniac' 'The Whorehouse Coven'. We can see that, obviously, this album is going to be wicked cool! Hell, I don't even need to listen to it, I'm just gonna read the lyrics because that's just the kind of trend-following ***-swallowing 14 year old fan boy I am!
Arkhon Infaustus do not understand extreme metal. They see brutal death metal bands singing about gory ***, they see black metal bands singing about perversions and Satan, and they think, if this is all we need to be in the metal in crowd, let's just watch a few 80s exploitation movies, waltz down to the studio and show everyone just how hip we are! They look to the almighty Witchmaster, and they say to each other 'wow, this band sings about bizarre sexual acts and drug use, and people say they're elite, let's do that!' As they don't understand metal, they don't realise that Witchmaster back themselves up with (a ***ing LOT) of musical merit.
On Hell Injection, recycled Norsecore riffs meet Belphegor's musical ideas and occassionally collide with some death metal influences as well. The aesthetic of course is lifted straight from Witchmaster. Seemingly unable to decide whether they want the listener to headbang or be immersed in their atmosphere (which they don't have), and completely void of originality, talent or song-writing ability, AI as expected manage only to come up with 40 minutes of boring derivative garbage that could only appeal to the demographic defined at the beginning of my review. Not only this, but the lazily written, ill-thought out end product does nothing but betray AI's trendy intentions.
While this kind of music can at times be hidden partially behind poor production, AI decide instead to use a pretty high standard of production (for black metal, at least), the clarity of which provides no mask for their unenthusiasm for this genre. Whether they are the kind of people that want a bit of spare cash, or whether they are the 'music isnt good or bad! surely someone will like this' brand of faggots that think the idea of subjectivity justifies making music, is unclear. Unfortunately the band is still active, having the honour of Terrorizer magazine putting Orthodoxyn in their top 40 or whatever for 2007. To wrap it up, this is a musical abomination, I mean that in a bad way, and is only for the brand of trend-seeking queers that can easily find it packaged with the likes of Watain and Behemoth in a torrent for their convenience. Thankfully the album is coming to a close, and I'm gonna go look up some porn now seeing as my hetero levels have been drastically decreased as a result of prolonged exposure to Hell Injection.