Judas Iscariot / Krieg - _To the Coming Age of Intolerance_
(Paniac, 2001)
by: Alvin Wee (8 out of 10)
A co-celebration in evil from two of neo-black metal's better appreciated one-man acts. Little-known Finnish combo Crimson Evenfall get thrown on Akhenaten's stinking altar with Judas Iscariot's cover of their '96 demo-track "Winterheart". Deftly executed with the typical JI flair: brimming with primitive blackness yet never losing its grip on the trembling soul. In true Darkthrone-worshipping tradition, the sheer simplicity of the riffing lends the music a hypnotic, tense atmosphere. Krieg goes somewhat more directly for the throat with all the frenzy of an Immortal winterstorm, churning up a distinctly under-produced guitar maelstrom behind bouts of inhuman screeching. Such mayhem is appealing in its own right, but with the lacklustre production on this disc, merely comes across as greatly weakened and bordering on the messy. Still not a bad performance dripping lots of blood and fury, rounding off nicely this little slab of iniquity. Limited and hand-numbered to 666 copies as usual.

Contact: paniac@wol.be

(article published 12/8/2001)

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