When I receive CD's from the other side of the world, I always make an extra effort to do a review of the material. I really do appreciate the fact that there's someone out there who believe so strongly in their music and are so dedicated that they actually make the effort of posting their CD and putting enough postage on the envelope for it to reach tiny Denmark and my home address. Sadly, I can't always reward the effort with a positive review - even if the CD has travelled a long way.
This is one of those cases: BlackRat's CD has made the journey from far-away Calgary in Canada, and the trio would probably appreciate if I'd just avoid doing this review. I won't, though.
I'm trying to think of a nice way of saying that I think 'Whiskey and Blasphemy' sucks, but I can't really. It sucks. I'm thinking that Sodom's first demo tape must've sounded better than this. And that, I might add, is not a compliment, even if I liked Sodom back in the day (and still do to some extent - but mostly for the sentimental value).
Seriously, I can't help laughing when listening to the terrible, rumbling production, the chaotic drumming and the downright lousy bluesy (!) solos on top of this Venom and early Sodom clatter.