Bog of the Infidel
To Corrupt Your Sons and Lust After Your Daughters


3.5
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Review

by zAZZ mASTER USER (8 Reviews)
February 24th, 2014 | 14 replies | 922 views


Release Date: 08/25/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Cash money Satan adorning himself with jewelery of the highest caliber of zazz and wearing the finest clothes that Hell can buy.

Not since Marduk's "*** Me Jesus" have we been greeted with such thought/boner provoking artwork that edgily fused blasphemous themes of sacrilege and alluring female sexuality. Until now. Rhode Island's youngest prodigal sons of all that is dark, sexy and unholy have emerged from the grave to release a blistering yet melodic black metal EP called "To Corrupt Your Sons and Lust After Your Daughters". The 2013 released EP comes from Bog of the Infidel which at first glance might indicate to the viewer black metal of the purest, the trvest and the most morally corruptible strain not seen since early Archgoat. If that's what you are expecting then you might be disappointed because Bog of the Infidel play a more dynamic and varied form of black metal similar to mid 90's Dissection and Immortal except not quite as masterful as their predecessors.

Most of the trademarks of quality 90's black metal are here. Musty vocals, tremolo picking, dense atmosphere and a keen eye for melody coupled with a strong rhythmic backdrop help keep the momentous pull of the EP going strong for 18 minutes. You are greeted briefly with a acoustic introduction before getting down to business. The first real song "An Epitaph Scribed in Dismal Skies" is a mid-paced affair that instantly reminds you of the 90's greats featuring intricate soloing and memorable passages. The plodding tempo carries on to the final two tracks which make great use of harsh/clean vocals and plodding riffs. I'm not typically a fan of black metal that operates at such a slowish tempo but Bog are tight enough of musicians to make it work. A minor complaint that I had with this release is that the EP doesn't sound as ferocious or as blasphemous as their artwork/album title would indicate. The true essence of black metal is projected perfectly here but the unbridled ferocity of such genre luminaries like Dissection, Marduk and Immortal are not. It seems, to me at least, that Bog is only moving at about 60/65% of their maximum capacity. I feel like they are capable of going super saiyan at any given moment but they instead opt to skip that urge to go all out and tread around the doomish template they opened up with. Another nitpick here is the lack of Satan. With the confrontational artwork and corruptible album title you'd expect significantly more vileness to ascend from the speakers to your ears, mind and heart.

With all that's been said about Bog of the Infidel's latest release, both good and bad, this EP is a great showing of traditional black metal that's being performed by adept musicians. The production is raw enough to satisfy the black metal purists and the songwriting is compelling enough to appeal to the new wave of black metal listeners. I just hope for their next release that Bog lets Satan come in to their home to personally embellish their rigid orthodoxy with a slathering coat of misanthropy and a controlled needle injection of vitriol.



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RoyalImperialGuard
February 24th 2014


1323 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

http://eternaldeath.bandcamp.com/album/to-corrupt-your-sons-and-lust-after-your-daughters

Ovrot introduced this to me on plug.

Digging: surrenderdorothy - nobodywantsme

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 24th 2014


3652 Comments


That album art rules it's so m/

RoyalImperialGuard
February 24th 2014


1323 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

666/666

LordePots
February 24th 2014


6577 Comments


great summary

Digging: Alt-J - This Is All Yours

RoyalImperialGuard
February 24th 2014


1323 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thank you Sir Pots.

LordePots
February 24th 2014


6577 Comments


yeyeye

plan on listening to this soon

chemicalmarriage
February 26th 2014


1919 Comments


Last sentence of the review... you have a way with words to say the least. Dear God.

Ovrot
April 4th 2014


10494 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hail Balls

m/
Also you should check out their first one

LordePots
April 4th 2014


6577 Comments


why have i still not listened to this

Ovrot
April 4th 2014


10494 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you hate titties?

GrandpaSeth3000
April 4th 2014


356 Comments


Cover art reminds me of my honeymoon with my first wife.

- gs3k

Digging: Sicko Mobb - Super Saiyan Vol. 1

RoyalImperialGuard
April 5th 2014


1323 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I need this shirt.

LordePots
April 5th 2014


6577 Comments


ye must be cuz i hate titties

RoyalImperialGuard
April 5th 2014


1323 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Must be one of those christian folk.



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