So anyone familiar with either Carpathian Forest(Nattefrost’s original band) or the first solo offering, “Blood & Vomit” will probably be able to surmise the theme here. It just gets worse. Mind you, I’m not bashing anything, just observing the unravelling of one of black metal’s most adherent practictioners in his unabashed efforts of self-destruction/sexual deviancy. Let it be known that in this day and age, you have to come across violently to be taken seriously in any genre of entertainment, and to be truly extreme would entail tackling the most taboo topics with total irreverance for the reaction; even inviting retalitatory thoughts or actions as the punchline. Senor Nattefrost is old-hat when it comes to this very theme, and this reviewer would place him alongside more well-known boat-rockers such as perhaps Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson when it comes time to delineate exactly how vile and challenging the concepts can become. The music contained herein is possibly more simplistic than the first solo record and even more neanderthal-esque. What is actually worthy of note is the fact that a real human is drumming on this outing, as opposed to the drum programming that highlighted “Blood & Vomit.” Not that it makes any difference. The feeling of misanthropy is still as prevalent as any project Nattefrost has delved into, as is reinforced by the statement of the next and even more depraved album which waits in the wings. If you appreciate older Darkthrone for the negativity and hatred they would bestow upon the metal scene or the pure and senseless violence of snuff films or any of a number or online atrocity sites, this recording will not only slightly entertain you, but abate you in your quest for total and sublime scumminess. Ah, the price of entertainment these days…
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Great second solo offering from the voice of Carpathian Forest, Nattefrost. Cool lyrics, awesome riffs, brutal blast beats and just over all awesome offering.
I put off reviewing this because I refuse to actually listen to “Eine kleine Arschmuzick” (which follows in the footsteps of other non-songs in which Nattefrost expells various bodily fluids) the whole way through, and that makes me question whether I can actually review the CD. On the other hand, it sort of proves once again that Nattefrost could record himself taking a dump and I’d pay money to hear it. “Black Metal Suicide” and “Hellcommander” are okay, “Preteen Deathf***” is kind of catchy, but a lot of this seems like crappy, B-side material and I think Blood and vomit was a better album, and both lack the slightly more memorable guitar work of pretty much any Carpathian Forest album.
It’s sort of okay if you’re in the mood for a CD filled with hate, sexual depravity, and general wrongness; and if you can get past the blatantly offensive stuff on here (the sound of Nattefrost taking a dump, for example, or “preteen deathf***,” about ****ing a 7 year old girl to death). Also, the back over says “there is no keyboard or female vocals featured on this glorious album. Only crying and death. Join the suicide squadrons, kill, destroy, and commit suicide…..true primitive Norwegian narrow minded elite black metal” which further proves my theory that Nattefrost is not a human being, but rather, a cartoon character. How can he say anything against keyboards when there has been plenty of them in Carpathian Forest? Also, “Dinsadansdjeveldyrkaar!!!” What the hell is that? The lyrics to this are pretty hilarious, though in Norwegian, and it is strangely catchy, though the singing sort of reminds me of Pee-wee Herman. “Satan is Endless” is probably my favorite track.
Terrorist is clearly the work of someone trying to be as weird, wrong and offensive as possible, and though it has its moments, Blood and Vomit was a better CD. Though I certainly expected the lyrics to be about sex, death, satan, and bodily fluids, I think these are some of the worst lyrics NF has ever written, also. “Pills, poison, semen, snot Blood, vomit, fire, suffer – SATAN – Torture!” It’s just not memorable in any way. Actually I laughed pretty hard at the part about his “grim necropenis” in the first song. I mean, his lyrics have always been on the silly side, but wow, he actually used the phrase “my grim necropenis wants more.” That’s almost good enough to redeem this a bit, but not quite.