Corpse Molestation
Descension of a Darker Deity


4.0
excellent

Review

by noisymugwump USER (30 Reviews)
September 23rd, 2009 | 15 replies


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ugly, violent black/death metal from the predecessors of the mighty Bestial Warlust

Corpse Molestation was a short lived Australian black/death metal band that would later become the mighty Bestial Warlust. While they only lasted for a demo and some rehearsal tapes before changing their name and shifting their style (a bit), they had such a dark, violent and pummeling sound that they left a unique impression on the metal underground. Their one and only demo, 1992's "Descension of a Darker Deity" is the only complete expression of the group, and is very worthwhile to seek out for violent black/death metal (or "bestial black metal"/"war metal") freaks. It may only clock in at a measly 19 minutes or so, but it packs quite a punch.

What really separates Corpse Molestation from their later incarnation Bestial Warlust is their utterly murky production and droning torrent-like sound. Their riffs have a dull buzzing sound and vibrate along in a violent yet hypnotic maelstrom. Their sound is permanently heaped in low end fuzz, contrasted by the spastic solos that erupt in frenzies here and there and the buzzing tremolo leads that crawl under the rhythm. But it's not all a blast-driven bestial black metal cacophony. They lay on some pounding doomy breakdowns which fit excellently with the production and ugly fuzzed out guitar sound. The bass is narrowly detectable behind the wall of disgusting distortion created by the guitar, but everything sounds nice and low end regardless. The drums primarily stick to blasts and warlike double kick with the snare pounding in, slowing down only for the sweet doomy breakdowns. And the drums are no exception to the down and dirty sub end production. They give a mean dull thud that'll surely strike fear into the heart of whatever disco dancers and pop stars these menacing fiends are mowing down. The vocals here are highly reminiscent of the mighty Blasphemy (and this whole demo stinks of their masterpiece "Fallen Angel of Doom"). They employ Blasphemy's patented technique of using dual vocalists, one giving a low guttural growl, and the other screaming and rasping wildly. Overall the differences between Corpse Molestation and Bestial Warlust don't number too high, although the former is more hypnotic and bogged down in fuzz, and the ladder is more spastically violent and warlike. The demo ends with an amusing little piano jingle about going to heaven, which is blasted by a crunching guitar chord.

Corpse Molestation were one of the stronger bands to come out of the violent black/death metal explosion of the late 80s/early 90s, and were not only a prime example of Blasphemy worship but a strong group unto themselves. They didn't really find their own sound until switching off to Bestial Warlust, but their "Descension of a Darker Deity" demo remains a great slab of the ugly underground metal of olde. Clearly fans of Blasphemy, Beherit, Sarcofago and their legions of impersonators should enjoy this demo, and fans of Bestial Warlust who weren't aware of its existence should get their greazy mits on it immediately. Furthermore, fans of the more putrid low end death metal and grind of this era should likely enjoy it. And don't forget that lovely disgusting doom found in the breakdowns... Oh boy, these guys had it all. Anyhow, give this one a gander if you fancy any of the above mentioned stuff.



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noisymugwump
September 23rd 2009


103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Been a while since I wrote a review so I might be out of practice.

rasputin
September 23rd 2009


14550 Comments


awesome, good to see more reviews from you

bestial warlust are cool but i havent heard this at all

ill definitely check it out

BallsToTheWall
September 23rd 2009


44620 Comments


Same as above.

Digging: Mare Cognitum - Phobos Monolith

KYZAR
September 23rd 2009


513 Comments


the name of this band is just great. Corpse Molestation, brilliant.

joshuatree
Emeritus
September 23rd 2009


3742 Comments


write more reviews

BallsToTheWall
September 23rd 2009


44620 Comments


Yeah seriously. If I see one more melodic symphonic death metal review, i'm going to go haywire.

rasputin
September 24th 2009


14550 Comments


you listen to melodic symphonic death metal

AvictimOfSociety
September 24th 2009


71 Comments


2 people give it 1's wtf?

nychicano
September 24th 2009


310 Comments


And what are the chances that they actually listened to it.

noisymugwump
September 24th 2009


103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I find that strange as well. The people who gave it 1s don't seem to listen to metal at all.

charlesfishowitz
September 24th 2009


1794 Comments


might juz check this out

noisymugwump
September 24th 2009


103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think if you dig powerviolence it translates to this kind of black/death metal pretty easily. Just another type of the most fast and aggressive music.

BallsToTheWall
September 24th 2009


44620 Comments


"you listen to melodic symphonic death metal" I do? Well I guess I do blast the occasional Eternal tears of Sorrow song from time to time. Sinister Rain is the perfect training/grappling song.

On topic, powerviolence....mmmhhhh.




rasputin
September 25th 2009


14550 Comments


pv rules gtfo

and yah this is good

ManRunsOverBus
September 26th 2009


45 Comments


I haven't listened to this in awhile. Time to revisit it thanks to this review.



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