Thursday, February 2, 2012


genre : avant-garde, psychedelic black
similar bands : Deathspell Omega, Oranssi Pazuzu, Hail Spirit Noir
origin : USA
strong spot : originality
weak spot : nothing obvious

''On the morning of Sunday, January 9, the tattoo artist Jef Whitehead was arrested in Chicago on charges of sexual assault and domestic violence. According to the Chicago Tribune, Whitehead  got in a fight with his girlfriend and, as a Tribune reporter wrote, allegedly "used the tools of his trade to sexually assault his girlfriend after he slammed her head against a floor and choked her." Whitehead posted bail and, 10 months later, has yet to go to trial.'' (excerpt from
The songs here witness hate against women if I am not mistaken, the word whore is prominent in most of the tracks.Despite this cheesy and stupid bit,  Whitehead is a veteran in avantgarde black metal and he now presents his best album His new endeavour is a black metal psychedelic nightmare with punk attitude,misanthropic feelings and experimental touches here and there. I was never attracted to his previous works which I found tiring but with this one he really created sth out of the box, eclectic and with distinct identity.

8,7 out of 10 goatheads