Monday, October 20, 2008

BAHIMIRON - Southern Nihilizm CD Review

BAHIMIRON - Southern Nihilizm CD
Moribund Records

Here's a band from Texas playing Scandinavian styled Black Metal. Now for those of you reading this from across the Atlantic ocean, yes I can hear your laughter. Well if you think this is so fucking funny then how about a Symphonic Black Metal band with no keyboards, a singer who dresses EMO, sings SCREAMO and they don't wear corpse paint from North Carolina? That's right and I have seen them twice. I almost forgot to mention that one of their guitarists wears a DIMMU BORGIR t-shirt on stage. So laugh at that please because it's really funny. This on the other hand is not funny and it's actually quite good. But for those of you who still might not be convinced on the offset let me explain something to you. Texas has probably executed enough people to exceed the population of Oslo, Norway. If you are some piece of human garbage, a complete waste of human resources or air and you plan on murdering someone. Don't do it in Texas because they will catch you and execute your sorry fucking ass. When it comes to executions in Texas they put them on the fast track. They hand down guilty verdicts in capital murder cases like European nations hand out free health care. I have a lot of friends from Texas. In fact I have never met someone from Texas that wasn't a sick cruel minded fuck. There's gotta be something in the water.

BAHIMIRON exemplify that nasty Texas attitude on this their second full length but first one on Moribund Records. Southern Nihilizm sounds like something which would've been released back in the 90s. I don't think there's anything wrong with that then run away now losers. The total style of their musicianship comes off more in the vein of past Swedish Black Metal than the Norwegian brand. The band shoots for the fury and aggressiveness of the genre which they hit bulls eye. I like Grimlord's vocals, a mix of sick shrieks and guttural gore growls. Probably learned while listening to the tortured sounds of a wild hog while someone performed unspeakable acts upon it. Yeah they've got wild hogs in Texas a whole fucking bunch of em and they're big too. The musicianship at times does take a back seat to the vocals. I would've liked it all evened out but hardly anything to really fuck this up. The sound is pure hate which is presented over to you like a back handed slap to your face. Using their left hand of course. Really good stuff to ruin your life with.

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