The intransigence is back.
For those who still ignore the influence of this band: Holocausto had its beginnings in the Brazilian scene alongside with Sarcófago and Sepultura (among others). Although not commercially successful, the band gained a notorious cult following over the years due to the imagery and lasting influence of their first effort: Campo De Extermínio which dealt a big deal with Nazism although the band always sustained it was for shock values only.
The fact is, after subsequent thrash and experimental albums (1980’s and mid 1990’s) and a coming back effort back in 2000’s, the band is candidly back to their 1987 intolerant war-metal form of Campo de Extermínio.
War Metal Massacre is an EP that carries an even fouler production than the 1980’s, which is, for the war metal standards, always a bonus!
First 3 tracks are re-recordings of obscure tracks: Massacre was originally released on The Lost Tapes of Cogumelo compilation (originally a single demo track from 1985) while Destruição Nuclear and Escarro Napalm were released on the rare metal compilation Warfare Noise. Here the tracks don’t deviate from their original forms, adding more insulting to injury in their new renditions…
The other tracks are originals: Eu Sou a Guerra is hardcore-driven terror black war metal, with inaudible bellows spewed in Portuguese, hissing guitars, and an all-out-war approach.
Corpo Seco follows suit with the political incorrectness that makes this band be so great in the underground cult.
Title track closes this really dissonant release with riffs that are awkward, but repetitive and hard-line at the same time.
Not for the faint of heart their perceptible rhetoric of war and extermination cannot be taken seriously: As aforementioned is all for shock, a sound for obstinate headbangers and not for boneheads.
War Metal Massacre will be out in March 1st in LP/CD formats on Nuclear War Now! Productions
(Daniel “Roderick Totentanz” Death)