The street punk anarchy of Satanas.
The vampyric metal-punk ensemble Cape of Bats is a band that blends occult rock with black metal and a punk laden cadence. To be more exact: they make punk, but with mega high pitched guitars and harsh vocalizations and a raw mix.
The occultism is for the sake of shock rock, and I find this approach salutary since what is Black Metal than an evolution of Sex Pistols and Alice Cooper, wearing Venom and Bathory outfits?
The “violent occultism” delivers, although the anarchic sound and I’m not talking about politics here: it’s everything kind of messy, but hell, they have a charming approach in their nonsensical theatre: it’s not d-beat, it’s raw and noisy, akin to noise-core and terrible noise-grind bands, a stodgy mix for ones and an innovative and intelligent music for others.
Of course there are no focal points since all the sounds are alike but I’d say that the guitars of Ultimate Evil got me, just because they are cranky.
You know the crankier the better. Violent Occultism will take the scene by storm; brace yourself for the coming of the bats of evil. Hitchcock would be afraid!
Violent Occultism will be released on October 13 on Broken Limbs
(Daniel “Roderick” Death)