Album Reviews

Hierophant – Peste
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 15:40
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Italy’s Hierophant are back with another all-out assault on your senses. On “Peste” these dudes managed to come up with a sound that’s even bleaker and more pissed off than on 2012’s “Great Mother : Holy Monster”, which is no small feat if you’ve heard that album.

With their take on D-beat inflected hardcore with metallic crunch, they will rip you a new asshole before you get the chance to register what’s going on. After a blood-curdling scream, “Inganno” bursts out of the speakers and hits you like a freight train. And they simply keep on going from there with short blasts like “Sottomissione”, “Alienazione” and “Egoismo” before slowing things down for a spell with “Inferno”, which is every bit as heavy as the songs preceding it but turned down to a sludgy crawl.

My only problem with “Peste” is that there’s only so much pummeling I can take. Bu being über-heavy all the time, it loses some of its impact after a while. But hey, if you like your music as hard and uncompromising as Nails, then go for it!

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.