Wednesday 24 April 2013

Corrupt Moral Altar - Whiskey Sierra 7" ('Kin Hell Fest 2 Countdown)

This is my final "Countdown to 'Kin Hell Fest" review and what a band to end on! You'll have a read and heard a lot of stuff about these Liverpudlian grinders recently, especially on this here blog. Well, you're about to hear more because they're about to unleash a new 7" via Dead Chemists Records. They've been really productive over the last 6 months or so. Seeing them play for the first time in Leeds a few weeks back, was ace, so you're in for a treat if you're heading to the festival. Whiskey Sierra features two newly recorded songs and two remastered tracks that featured on both their Luciferian Deathcult CD and earlier Needle Drugs demo.


1. Whiskey Sierra
2. Lord
3. Politics is A Bargain Between Beggars
4. You Don't Have To Go To Clown College

Whiskey Sierra opens up with a real rock n roll vibe, but quickly descends into the grinding racket that we're used to from CxMxA. They've injected other musical influences into the title track but it sound no less bruising. The sludgier section towards the end adds to the oppressive feel of the song before the band launch into Lord.

I still don't know how the hell they manage to create such a sound! The drums absolutely pound and the rumble of the bass and guitar during slower sections, manage to break up the chaos that ensues when they hit full throttle. There are some symphonic textures to the song too, like they've suddenly been listening to loads of black metal, though it might only be me who thinks that!

Next to the two remastered tracks, which appeared previously on their Needle Drugs demo and on their Luciferian Deathcult CD. Politics Is A Bargain Between Beggars is a heavy as ever, even in it's remastered form. It's still one of their most crushing songs it my opinion. The remastering job does well to bring out their grooves too. It also helps the riffs during You Don't Have To Go To Clown College sound more metallic, while still maintaining the guitar effects that made it stick out previously. 

I've already said to much here. CxMxA have done it again and continue to be one of the heaviest bands on our shores.

Thanks to Dead Chemists Records, you can stream the title track from the 7" on Bandcamp:-

Keep an eye out for preorders here

Corrupt Moral Altar appear on the 28th of April.

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