Ezurate - _Blasphemous Hierarchy_
(Rotting Corpse Records, 2007)
by: Quentin Kalis (7 out of 10)
Those who thought "Is that all?" as the final notes of Marduk's _Panzer Division Marduk_ faded away will welcome the arrival of _Blasphemous Hierarchy_ from their transatlantic cousins. This is so-called "Norsecore" -- a derisory, but convenient term for ultra-fast, trebly black metal such as Dark Funeral, Setherial and, of course, Marduk. The style tends towards the repetitive (hence the famous description of Marduk as "washing machine metal") due to its unrelenting blasting, but if one is in the mood, this hardly matters.

Ezurate do their best to add their little touches: leads are frequent and more complex than anything produced by Legion's legion during their classic period, and a good example of this can be found on the opening notes of "Stormraiser". Brief acoustic arpeggios provide a break from blazing tempos, whilst intermittent croaks suggest the Mayhem (Attila) influence and traces of _De Mysteriis Dom Satanas_ riffs can be detected on the rhythm guitar. The production is infinitely better than the re-recording of _Infernal Dominatio_, and permits their hyperspeed assault to reach full maturation. Overall, an enjoyable but not essential addition to hyperfrenzied balck metal.

Contact: http://www.myspace.com/ezurate

(article published 4/4/2008)

4/27/2008 A Erickson 7.5 Ezurate - An Ending to Revelations
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