Dec 262014


We bring you Part 3 of our list of 2014′s Most Infectious Extreme Metal Songs. For more details about what this list is all about and how it was compiled, read the introductory post via this link. For the other songs we’ve previously named to the list, go here. Today we add two more songs — and I’ve paired these two for reasons that will become obvious.


We published two reviews of Goatwhore’s new album Constricting Rage of the Merciless, Andy Synn’s three-line, 14-word haiku review and DGR’s 1337-word tome. I’ll quote excerpts from each review:

“Rabid dogs learn some new tricks”

“In comparison to the group’s previous albums, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is the most pit-fueled and ballsy of the Goatwhore albums. There is some serious stomping swagger on this record, like outlier ‘Baring Teeth For Revolt’. That song has a bluesy rock and roll riff made heavy by the rest of the band and a gallop designed, it seems, for the sole purpose of making people run in a circle.”

Constricting Rage includes several candidates for this list, but I think this is one of those instances where all of us at NCS are in agreement that the most infectious track on the album — and one of the most infectious of the year — is the one DGR called out: “Baring Teeth For Revolt”. And here it is:









2014’s World of Tombs is this Danish band’s fifth album and the first since 2010′s Necro Spirituals. As Andy Synn wrote in his review of the album:

“If anything, World of Tombs might even be a little darker and a little more depraved than its predecessor, immediately grabbing the listener by the throat and proceeding to drown their screams and struggles beneath a torrent of blackened bile and metallic filth. It’s undoubtedly ferocious and pestilentially infectious, and utterly, unrepentantly, nihilistic to the core.”

The first advance track from the album was “Diabolical Engines of Torment”, which I first heard way back in June, months before the album’s release date. I loved it then, I love it now. My first impression of the song (posted here) hasn’t changed:

“It kills in two ways — with electrifying thrash riffs and punk rhythms (which will grab you by the neck right from the first second), and with a down-paced pounding so irresistible that heads cannot help but bang. The vocalist alternately sprays acid and roars like a death metal beast, and the production makes the music sound especially powerful (and clear). This baby will fuckin’ stir up the pits when played live.”

The rest of the album kills, too, but this song is the one that goes on this list:




  1. Would love to see these two on tour together.

    Maybe with Glorior Belli too.

  2. PRIMORDIAL – Wield Lightning To Split The Sun

    • There will definitely be a Primordial song on this list… but it may not be that one. 🙂

      • you’re the man.. if you say so, i can now move on with my life.. any song will do, its just that this song, when Alan starts with the first lyric “and who’oo would..” coming out from that intro; i get those same goosebumps in graciousness for the existance of PRIMORDIAL

        • Honestly, I haven’t figured out whether it will be Wield Lightning or Where Greater Men Have Fallen — I go back and forth. 🙂 But one of those two for sure.

  3. Baring Teeth For Revolt is easily the best and most catchy track on that album. Good call.

    Not that I would’ve protested if you picked really any other song anyway.

  4. My head is moving uncontrollably. I think I might have been infected.


  6. i love that Goatwhore video, it’s so metal : )

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