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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Plaag/Ugh/Misantrof ANTI Records/2011 CD Review


  Plaag are a 1 man band from Belgium that plays a very raw and primitive form of old school mixed in with thrash and rock'n'roll influences and this is a review of their 2011 album "Ugh" which was released by Misantrof ANTI Records.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with black/thrash riffing that dominates throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast old school black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding with a good amount of rock and thrash metal influences that bring a punk edge to the music in addition there is one song that utilizes some clean playing, while the lead guitars are very primitive sounding guitar solos and leads that utilize some melodies at times as well as more 70's rock music approach at times, as for the acoustic guitars which are only utilized briefly they use finger picking and full chords to bring a feeling of being high.

Vocals are a mixture of grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some deeper vocals and a brief use of spoken word, while the lyrics cover Satanic, Violent and Anti Christian themes with a sense of humor added in as well, as for the production it has a very raw and primitive feeling to the music.

In my opinion Plaag are a very great old school sounding black metal band with a thrash and rock music edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "My Satan" "Silently Beaten To Death" " Christmas Time (The Birth Of A Retarded Child)" and "I Hear You Weep". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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Plaag @ misantrof.net

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