Near the beginning of this month Toronto’s Nihilist Death Cult unleashed their debut album Death To All Tyrants — and in this case the overworked term “unleashed” is damned accurate. There’s as much brazen and brawling fury in the record as you might expect from its title.
To express that anger, Nihilist Death Cult stew together ingredients of hardcore punk, death metal, and grindcore in an iron cauldron over a hungry blaze. The bass hits like a sledgehammer, the d-beat gallops and double-bass fusillades feel like hammers to the skull, the riffs have a cruel, mauling tone and they slash like serrated blades and boil in voracious feeding frenzies, and the vicious growls and rabid howls are utterly barbaric.
It’s a full-throttle, full-force rampage that wastes no time, discharging 9 tracks in less than 15 minutes total, and for an extra dose of exhilaration the music includes some wild guitar soloing that sears like acetylene torches applied to flesh.
Here at this site we stupidly missed this release, and maybe some others missed it too, which is why we’re fucking stoked to premiere a lyric video today for one of those 9 onslaughts — a track called “Obey & Consume“.