Monday, November 11, 2013


Way Ahead Of Time - 95%
peterott, May 7th, 2004

This is the most extreme, chaotic DeathBlack music ever recorded !!!

Formed in the early 80es, Parabellum wrote the music which is on this record already in 1984, but it was not recorded before 1987.

The simplicity and brutality of the sound makes a joke of every wannabe-Black Metal from today. This is pure evil and madness.

Maybe this band was ahead of its time for more than 10 years. Consider: When Hellhammer (1982) and Poison/Germany (1982) were founded, they were considered as the heaviest bands at that time and as the fouders of Black Metal. Parabellum has not only to be included here, but they really were 10 times more brutal than any other existing band at that time.

Review from The Corroseum:

Despite being recorded and released after their cult debut 12", "Mutacion Por Radiacion" sound a lot older. Soundwise this is a pure demo/rehearsal recording and isn't nearly as brutal as "Sacrilegio", but musically it's the same sick and insane stuff we've learned to love on their previous effort. The doomy "Bruja Maltida" is a stomping, mutant troll of a song, really abrasive and anti-catchy.

Try playing old HELLHAMMER demos backwards and you might hear something similar. I fucking love it. And their unique brand of noisy, monotonous "soloing" is more relentless than ever at the end of this song. I had no idea you could actually do that to a guitar! Is it even legal? OK, so musical instruments are usually dead things, but PARABELLUM are pushing the limits here to what could be considered cruel even to inanimate matter like guitar strings, speakers, mikes etc.

The title track is a bit of a sidestep from their other stuff. It's pretty much a brutal oi/crust punk song, infused with some really cold, hateful Doom & Death Metal breaks. Great one as well, but on a PARABELLUM-scale it's rather straight-forward - a statement which then again means absolutely zilch out in the real world.

The insert states that this EP was recorded in late '87, but that the songs were written already back in '84. Aiming to be the most brutal band in the universe in an age where TWISTED SISTER were considered challenging - and succeeding with flying colors! - is always applauded by this reviewer, especially when the end result turn out so ingenious and original. Unfortunately this was the last release of the band, but some members kept the warmachine turning in other revered underground acts such as BLASFEMIA and MASACRE. I've heard a rumor that MPR was only released in 100 copies, but the source is unfortunately not the most trustworthy. Fact is that it does pop up every once in a while at distributors/traders of rare SoAm Metal and I've seen it once or twice on e-bay, but if you truly want a copy I suggest you don't let it out of your sight once you spot it, coz whatever the edition is, I can assure you it's not exactly getting more common with time.

Couldn't find any info about this Brazilian release, but they've put out recent material...

Necrobutcher (Brazil) - Schizophrenic Christianity

From Nuclear War Now!'s Bandcamp for a compilation of the band's material:

Necrobutcher are among the many legendary bands that emerged in the late 1980’s and gave birth to a primitive strain of Black Metal that is unique to Brazil. This LP collects all of the existing output from this band whose approach deviated considerably in certain ways from more iconic Brazilian Death Metal bands. Both of the demos as well as the rehearsal recordings featured here were recorded in 1989. Necrobutcher adhered to no particularly discernible set of rules. Their sound is rugged and blown out. Their songwriting lies predominantly in the space between Death Metal and Grindcore. Their imagery and lyrical content are decidedly blackened and blasphemous. Few of their songs extend beyond the one-minute mark with many clocking in at 30 seconds or less. Indeed, the only long track in their catalog is their cover of Sarcofago’s “Nightmare.” Most of Necrobutcher’s demo material is fast and violent. The guitars are brittle and wretched. The rhythm section is furious and out of control. Vocals, like distorted howls, saturate the sound when present. Brought together, the effect is alcoholic and unholy. Words do little to convey the effect of these demo and rehearsal recordings. Necrobutcher’s music is about sensory destruction and, as such, must be felt to be appreciated.

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