Friday, August 2, 2019

Aggressive Mutilator - "Det djävlanästet" (Defense Records/Mythrone Promotion, 2018)

Band: Aggressive Mutilator
Title: Det djävlanästet
Genre: Punkish Black Metal
Time: 17.48 min
Release date: 2018
Rating: 83/100

After Stolen Lives, today there is another album that Mythrone Promotion sent me in physical format. And we'll talk about one of those bands that I like (almost) regardless of the quality of their music. This because Aggressive Mutilator brings totally you to the rawest '80s, when bands like Venom and Hellhammer dominated the black metal underground scene. And, for someone like me that recently published a book about the so-called "first wave of black metal" (it is titled "Nel Segno del Marchio Nero" and, for the moment, is completely in Italian), this band is really perfect to satisfy my hunger of ultra-ancient extreme metal. But who are these Aggressive Mutilator? And why are we talking about them? Well, they are a Swedish duo consisting of veterans of the extreme underground scene (especially the bassist/drummer Micael Zetterberg, that plays also in many other acts such as Terrorama). And today we are talking about them because, in 2018, they released a second album through Defense Records and the same Mythrone Promotion. That album, released after many demos and also some compilations (yes, this band is really prolific in terms of releases!) is entitled "Det djävlanästet". Fortunately, behind this unpronunceable title, there is a simple and direct sound through 8 tracks composed between 2016 and 2018.