Enbilululugugal are a music project from California that has been featured before in this zine with a very diverse sound which ranges from raw and primitive occult black metal, grindcore, noisecore, harsh noise and crust punk and this is a review of their 2013 double album compilation "Noizemongers For Goatserpent" which was released by Crucial Blast in the year of 2013 and contains their 2004 album of the same name along with a remix album of the 2004 material and rare compilation and demo tracks and there is a total of 79 tracks so the review will be a little bit more basic.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with alot of brutal sounding blast beats and primitive style playing, while the noise effects and loops bring a very loud and harsh power electronics sound to the music and you can hear alot of influences from the Japanese noise movement which was at its peak in the 90s but updated to fit the sound of this band, also included on this compilation are also songs that are purely noise with no black metal elements but there are some songs that are purely noise but still include the black metal vocals, on the remix part of the compilation the noise elements become powerful and the album for the most part is being played backwards, as for the bass playing it has a very raw and primitive feeling that is mixed down in the mix at times with some riffs that combine black metal, noisecore and crust punk together and in certain songs on this compilation they have a very powerful and dominant sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine influences from bestial, war and black metal together but also utilize a great amount of grind, noisecore, crust and punk elements which are more dominate on the newer material and all of the musical genres getting combined creates the guitar sound of Enbilululugugal along with a great amount of experimental elements and there are no melodies until the more current material kicks in and guitasr solos and leads are only utilized on certain songs throughout the compilation and this compilation for the most post is the most primitive black/noise/punk that you will ever hear, as for the synths which are only used in certain songs bring a very dark and psychedelic feeling to the compilation.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal and noisecore screams and at times they have a very depressive and suicidal sound to them as well as some deep bestial black metal growls being utilized on some of the songs and in addition there are some spoken word parts being utilized on some songs as well as grim screams, towards the end there are some tortured screams that sound like war victims being put to death, while the song lyrics cover their own made up mythology which seem to be inspired by the writings of H.P Lovecraft along with a made up garbled language, left hand path, occultism, satanism, porn, gore, and goat worship themes and there are some song titles spelled back words when the remixes start kicking in, as for the production it has a very harsh, heavy, raw and primitive sound which fits the chaotic mood of the music.
In my opinion this is a great sounding double album from Enbilululugugal and if you are a fan of primitive black metal/punk/harsh noise, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Noizemongers For Goatserpent" "Satanic Blood Stains" "His Ascent From Hell" and "Consumed By Flames". RECOMMENDED BUY.