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WAN

"Enjoy The Filth"

By Dr. Abner Mality

WAN keep things short, straight and to the point on "Enjoy The Filth", so I'm gonna do the same with my review. This is a nice and nasty jolt of rotten black metal that will give you a good kick in the nads if you're up for it. If you're tired of avant-garde black metal that tries to teach you the rudiments of advanced occult philosophy, this is a good antidote. There is absolutely zero pretention or abstraction from these wicked Swedish motherfuckers....as if you couldn't tell from the title!

"Day of Reckoning" is a brutal gut-ripping opener with a hellish chainsaw guitar sound...no thin and trebly stuff here! Names such as Marduk, Setherial and Gorgoroth immediately come to mind. None of the cuts last much more three minutes, Wan employs the blitzkrieg philosophy to maximum impact. Some cuts like "Pagan Metal Damnation" and "Northern Brothers" have the troll-like swagger found in old Bathory and Celtic Frost...sick, mid-tempo riffs. I think "Trollmor" rips one Bathory cut from "The Return..." off note for note. Somehow, it doesn't matter, it's heads down and horns up all the way. I'm surprised by how raging and thick a lot of this sounds.

It doesn't take long for them to chew their way through "Enjoy the Filth" and things end on an incendiary note with the super-fast burn! There simply isn't much to say about Wan, except that lovers of brutish black/death metal will enjoy! A hellish surprise!