Monday, 15 September 2014

Enbilulugugal - The End Is Extremely Fucking Nigh

'The End Is Extremely Fucking Nigh'
Enbilulugugal
2014

Review by Elek Malcolm-Madill

Genre/s: Blackened Noise, Raw Black Metal, Noisecore
For Fans Of: Nyogthaeblisz, Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh, Godcage, Nexul, Satanic Warmaster

Starting out with a really eerie soundbite intro explaining the effects of nuclear bombs and radioactive fallout, an assault of harsh black noise mixed with some low, melodic bass keeping things balanced begins and gives a feeling that keeps true to to the album title- the end is extremely fucking nigh, in fact it's arrived in the form of California blackened noise/raw black metal act Enbilulugugal. What I like most about Enbilulugugal I think, is that they're everything I like about Nyogthaeblisz (although not to the same level of ear-splitting insanity they are) without all the super-serious politically (and racially) driven shit they get into- Enbilulugugal do not take much of what they do all that seriously. While still being dark and intimidating and all-around great blackened noise and raw black metal in a serious sense, the members: KumSlinger, Alcoholonomicon, and The Boogeyman, among others, demonstrate the more fucked up light-heartedness (I use that term in an extremely loose sense) that characterizes what their music is really all about. Like I mentioned before though, don't expect some hilarious, fall on your ass laughing mockery like some kind of black metal Gwar, Enbilulugugal is some seriously menacing stuff with a huge amount of talent present- the bass in particular is really great all throughout the album and really helped to drive it along and further characterize it. I might have to grab one of their CDs myself soon.

Tracklisting:
1. ...
2. IX
3. XIII
4. XXXIII
5. .....
6. LXVI
7. XCIV
8. ........
9. The Bright Side (Those Poor Bastards Cover)

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