Saturday, April 19, 2014

Review: Evilnight - Stormhymns of Filth

Finnish knights in black studded armor and bullet belts, Evilnight, have come to destroy eardrums and melt faces with their second entry demo Stormhymns of Filth. The cassette-exclusive release includes all of the tracks from their debut demo The Redrum Tapes but now available in one destruction loaded release from Hell's Headbangers Records. Are you ready for the speed induced chaos of filth that they promise in their most recent release?

Genre: Blackened Speed Metal
Release Date: March 31st, 2014
  1. Evil Knight
  2. Warbikers
  3. Turbo Fuck
  4. Leather Bitch
  5. Dykes on Bikes
  6. Lord of Darkstar
  7. Napalm Rock
  8. Violators
  9. Evil Night
  10. Queen of the Night
Total Playtime: 23 minutes, 06 seconds




Rating: 6.5/10




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Finnish knights in black studded armor and bullet belts, Evilnight, have come to destroy eardrums and melt faces with their second entry demo Stormhymns of Filth. The cassette-exclusive release includes all of the tracks from their debut demo The Redrum Tapes but now available in one destruction loaded release from Hell's Headbangers Records. Are you ready for the speed induced chaos of filth that they promise in their most recent release?

The ten sizzling paced tracks on Stormhymns of Filth are built on simple thrash compositions that are injected with some instances of heavy metal, "Queen of the Night" being the prime example of this infusion, with an extra large helping of punk on the side. The listener is going to need to brace themselves for long bouts of typicality that involves fast moving power chords, treble based guitar tones, wild fleeting solos, blast beats and catchy lead hooks.


A good chunk of the tracks are pretty memorable, "Dykes on Bikes", "Turbofuck", "Napalm Rock" and "Lord of Darkstar" being among the top tier. However, what's offered up on this platter of a promotedly sinful portion of metal is little more than another recent retro throwback. The content isn't quite as perverse as the band would want you to believe with the chosen album name, accompanying artwork and song titles, but instead it's a conglomeration of themes that carry a "fuck you" punk attitude.

The one truly unique attribute on Stormhymns of Filth is its analog production that's best suited for it's release on tape format. This leaves the content sounding slightly compressed, yet somehow the material sounds clean and dirty at the same time due to the guitar; this leaves the feeling of a production induced low quality instead of a raw one. There's nothing exceptionally compelling about this album that would cause it to be missed if it were to be passed by, and nothing that would make one want to go out of their way to hear it either. If this one comes your way pop it into your tape deck, otherwise don't waste the effort on seeking it out.

Digital Download Provided by: Hell's Headbangers Records

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