“Apartheid Redux”

By Dr. Abner Mality

Crawling from the sewers of Detroit are JESUS WEPT and they’ve come up with a brisk EP of sleazy and raw death metal that’s chock full of hooks. There’s a definite CARCASS feel to these tunes, but the band keep the production warm and rough, not overproduced like “Swansong”-era CARCASS. 

This whole thing clocks in at under 20 minutes but it’s time well spent. “Drowning in Holy Water” is a 41 second blast that I would have actually preferred to last longer. “Jesus In Chains” (Father In Hell) has a tank-like grind that just worms its way inside your head. “Comfortably Dumb” is the most involved track, moving from catchy riff to catchy riff. These guys have a blasphemous touch to their music that’s sure to offend. They wrap things up with a pretty good cover of W.A.S.P.’s “Animal” (Fuck Like A Beast) that fits in well with their originals.

I imagine the Holy Savior would be crying like a baby after getting a face full of this catchy yet brutal rotgut. I look forward to hearing more from JESUS WEPT.