Odds are, when you see references to black thrash it’s likely to be written “ripping black thrash”. But that’s the point, isn’t it? To get your heart pumping and your head moving, and to do it in a way that feels dangerously untamed, vicious, and yes, eviscerating. The music of Destructo is definitely all that, and it’s intoxicating too, the kind of experience that makes you go wild in your head.
The band’s name itself is reflective of their musical attitude. Further clues can be found in the inspirations of these Dutch deviants: Destructo was formed in 2018 as a side-project between erstwhile Dödsrit and Nuclear Devastation bandmates Soulcrusher and Motörphallus (and later joined by drummer Necrohammer) as a tribute to bands like Sarcofago, Syphilitic Vaginas, and Japan’s Sabbat, and in their forthcoming debut album they’ve also brought forward forward influences from Bathory, Hellhammer, and especially G.I.S.M., thus creating a bastard child of first-wave black metal and ’80s speed metal and thrash.
The album, fittingly entitled Demonic Possession, is indeed one very wild and blasphemous ride, a ten-track, 40-minute experience guaranteed to juice your adrenaline into overdrive. It’s coming out on November 19th via Dying Victims Productions, and we’re as happy as fiends to premiere a song from it that exalts the “Black Mark“.
In a nutshell, this song is a turbocharged, neck-ruining, skull-cracking riot. It’s propelled by rocketing tumult in the rhythm section, all drums hammering their d-beats and the bass slugging like a heavyweight. The riffing attacks with a sound somewhere between a high whine and a savage snarl, discharging fleet-fingered mayhem that slashes, skitters, and scampers with savage, unchained ecstasy, coupled with crazed swirling leads. And to kick the music even higher into the red zone of chaos, the vocals maniacally discharge the lyrics in raw and ravenous howls. All of it… rips.
Dying Victims will release Demonic Possession on CD and variant vinyl formats, and pre-orders are up now. Check out those options via the following links, and also be sure to subject your head to another rampage by streaming the previously released song “Lycanthro Kommando” (a great title for what this song does).