Infernal War, "Redesekration"
Unfortunately, even with the caliber of releases these days, the life of a metal writer goes as such: record gets listened to a handful of times, reviewed and shelved. Unless a highly personally anticipated record comes along, most records we review do not garner repeat listens. When Infernal War’s Terrorfront came along last year I expected it to fizzle and be regaled to the fourth tier canon from which it came. Was I ever wrong, for never has a blind record (blind record: insider term for a record given for review with me not knowing anything about the band) gotten so much attention from me. Terrorfront was a ragged, blazing, hate-filled panzer blast of professional black thrash.
2007 sees the onslaught of Redesekration, yet another battle won in this Polish horde’s war against Christ. As fast as all nine yards through an M-60, the furor this band generates is pure aural indignity. From the opening surge of “Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus” to the end of “Branded with the Sacred Flames of Gehinnom,” the religious terror does not stop. The fervent, human drumming (a mighty standout here and on Terrorfront), slick, inventive black metal riffing and one of the better enunciated vocals in extreme metal culminate in a decrepit hymnal to the destruction of all things holy. Infernal War is one of those few, elite bands that sidestep the theatrics of black metal’s drama and just bring pure, original deathly blackness. With Redesekration, a gauntlet has certainly been laid forth. One of my favorite new bands, Infernal War are intolerant in their message and presentation of pure extreme musical indignity.