Mooncat
Mooncat IV



Release Date: 02/26/2020 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Not for the faint of heart. Posers beware!

Mooncat is a 2-piece Black Metal project formed in 2015 in Scotland. Now if you know your Black Metal, this should already ring some alarm bells in your head, saying "Hello! This is gonna be some trve krieg ***!". If you don't know your Black Metal, let me explain why: because it's from Scotland. Who the *** has heard of Scotland? I mean these days even Iceland has a bunch of awesome Black Metal bands but Scotland? Now that's what I call TRVE KVLT.

Anyway. This ain't your racist uncle's norsecore that he listens to while angrily writing walls of text on reddit about how white males are the most oppressed class in modern society. This is trve, grim and frostbitten stuff. I thought the British Isles were a boring place with pussy- I'm sorry, fanny weather. But I was wrong, because I'm an idiot. This *** is so raw and cold it makes Transilvanian Hunger sound like Everything is Fire. Or maybe Bruce Springsteen's Fire. Or Electric Six' Fire. Doesn't matter.

Mooncat IV released on February 26th 2020 is the outfit's 4th grim and ravishing demo that they've put out on Bandcamp under the label "*** off, budgie". The production on this is every bit as gnarly as you would expect, assuming that you are trve enough to have listened to their previous demos. Which is not a guarantee these days, considering how many people think Deafheaven and Dimmu Borgir and Emperor construe real Black Metal. But anyway I digress. It's some real primitive ***. If you thought Paysage d'Hiver sounded like it was recorded through tin cans tied with shoestrings, this sounds like it was recorded through your nan's moist knickers.

So what can we expect throughout this hour and 9 minutes of Scottish blizzard and permafrost? Guitars that buzz like chainsaws and you can't tell what the *** notes they're playing. That's how black metal should be, none of this Mick Barr crap that sounds like someone let their cat run rampant all over their keyboard with FL Studio open while they were talking to their wife's boyfriend. It doesn't matter what notes they're playing, what matters is that they're trve. The bass doesn't exist. What did you think this is, Animals As Leaders? Sod off. The drums blast away like nobody's business. You'd think the drummer is a machine, but this isn't Behold the Arctopus. Poser confirmed! Get em boys!

Anyway what else is there here... uhh yea the vocals. So this person sounds pissed. Dunno if it's a lad or a lass or what, can't make out anything being screamed here. All I can tell is they're pissed. Reading the lyrics booklet posted on the band's official Twitter, they tackle some truly important themes of our time. IF I could understand a bloody word being said, I'm sure I would find it very inspiring to hear such lyrics as "Whites will not be replaced", "Feminists and Islam are ruining society" and "Gamers rise up!". Truly thought-provoking ideas, and let's face it, we all know it's true, we're just too afraid to say it. Oh also, every once in a while there's a spooky ambient interlude, but it's not lame like Cradle of Filth, it sounds like someone smashing a ***ing piano outside the room this was recorded in. Kinda. And there's also a sample of Hitler saying something about a German band called Die Juden but I'm not sure what that's about. Anyway these guys are not Nazis, they made a post on Twitter where they clarified that they're just exploring transgressive themes for the sake of art. It's post-modernism or something, you wouldn't get it. Read a book or go to college idk.

In conclusion, this is honest good. This is what Black Metal should be in 2020. We don't need folk acoustic guitars, we don't need twee synths, we don't need technical riffz or clean vocals or any of that lame ***. Just pure truth, cold blasts of truth, cold beer (non-alcoholic, because we're not philistines like those disgusting thrashers and punks, ugh), cold dead bodies, cold fusion and of course cold riffs that sound like the wind is blowing through that one hole in your roof at night when you're trying to sleep.




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parksungjoon
February 28th 2020


20847 Comments


agreed

parksungjoon
February 28th 2020


20847 Comments


this > burzum

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
February 28th 2020


26495 Comments


people are still listening to this lol, mooncat v is out now get with it: https://mooncat4.bandcamp.com/album/mooncat-v

Digging: Boris - NO

parksungjoon
February 28th 2020


20847 Comments


kms

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
February 28th 2020


26495 Comments


good week for the label Fuck Budgie

parksungjoon
February 28th 2020


20847 Comments


how do i delete my review

parksungjoon
February 28th 2020


20847 Comments


god dam nit

parksungjoon
February 28th 2020


20847 Comments


fuck

GhandhiLion
February 28th 2020


9213 Comments


bro you just posted cringe. You are going to lose a subscriber

Digging: Rip Rig and Panic - I Am Cold

CaliggyJack
February 28th 2020


3519 Comments


Damn this guy is about as good at making music as I am.

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2020


19442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oop

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 28th 2020


55665 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

super whack move caliggy



this is a community and we are all homies here if you don't like his shit and you don't have any creative crit just move along, slapping a 1 on it is bitch



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Digging: 8 doogymoto - Minimalistico

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 28th 2020


55665 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

gonna 5 this just because of that

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 28th 2020


55665 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

so whack

GhandhiLion
February 28th 2020


9213 Comments


I'm going to give it a 2.0 so the rating graph looks symmetrical

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 28th 2020


55665 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

that still wouldn't be symmetrical

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
February 28th 2020


26495 Comments


Aha cheers Pots; while I appreciate that comment a lot + would second it for any other user album, everything about this project so far has been an actively minimum effort deal (just adding separate tracks to this one felt like a stretch) so I've got no beef seeing a few 1s go down lol

esp if that puts it on a level with Combat Rock lol wtf

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 28th 2020


55665 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

still think it's whack. of course people aren't gonna like every user project but all slapping it with a douchey 1 after half a listen does is discourage other people from listening and offering criticism, which in turn means the user is gonna grow less, and you should want people in your community to be able to learn and improve as much as possible in their music



i mean it's a music site ffs

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 28th 2020


55665 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

with the singular exception being asnideremark's black malachite

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2020


19442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ghandi you 2.5 and then I'll change mine to a 3



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