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Monday, May 20, 2013

Gehenna/Negotium Perambulans In Tenebris/A389 Recordings/2013 CD Re-Issue Review

  Gehenna  not  be be confused  with  the  other  bands  of  the  same  name  are  a  band  from  Nevada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal,  death,  thrash  and  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2000  album  "Negotium  Perambulans  In  Tenebris"  which  was  re-issed  by  A389 Recordings  during  the  year  of  2013.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  with  death,  thrash  and  hardcore  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  and  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  a  brief  use  of  hardcore  style  vocals,  while  the  lyrics  cover  warfare,  drug  addition,  anti  religious  and  anti  establishment  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Gehenna  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  primitive  black  metal,  death,  thrash,  punk  and  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pestilence"  "Birth  Of  Vengeance"  "The  Seven  Crowns"  and  "One  Way  to  Die".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

1 comment:

  1. "very great sounding hybrid","create a sound of their own". Agreed. The rest of their catalog is as or more raw and vicious. Hail CO7C...