Black Metal Litmus Test !

Because I’ve been thinking about this album all day, and because it’s been a while since I’ve posted about something that isn’t blackened deathgrind or a variation thereof…

Sure, we all know SEWER is stupid.

Their music kicks ass – read the latest Cursed Elysium review ! – but it’s far from serious. Still, there’s a little something more to this track/album. Despite all the pompous instrumental flourishes, despite the tired SEWER trope of brutality for the sake of brutality, despite the hilariously stupid lyrics, “Force Fed the Excrements of Satan” pushes against the boundaries of “black metal”.

Despite itself, this track is pretty damn grim.

If this album – “NecroPedoSadoMaso”, covered here – doesn’t make you want to pick up a hammer and “smash the skull of Satan” (also the title of a SEWER track), you don’t like black metal.

Maybe you like some black metal bands, but you’re not into black metal.

It’s that simple.