“Deviant Castigation Liturgy”

By Dr. Abner Mality

The cover for this filthy piece of Satanic noise is one of the best I’ve seen in a while, if you’re into evil goats baptizing kids in boiling semen. A great example of the blasphemous black and white goat worship line art one finds in primitive black metal.

Truth is, this stuff is getting way old. Eight songs of chainsaw battle metal along the lines of Impiety, Black Witchery and early Bathory. Lyrics devoted to the humiliation and destruction of the bastard from Bethlehem. You know the drill. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Years ago I used to be crazy about this kind of blasting black metal but as the years drag on,it becomes less of a shock and more of business as usual. The shock value of this is long gone for the seasoned metalhead, although Grandma may still get a heart attack from it.

There is deviant enjoyment to be found in the likes of “Impure and Perpetual” or “Command”. One thing I will give Veneral Baptism is that they don’t needlessly waste time. The tunes are to the point and efficient. It’s just that a lot of other dark misfits are doing this, too. If you must have another perverse goat worshipping war metal album, this is far from the worst.