MANDIBULA – Sacrificial Metal of Death Demo
This is like a Portuguese Man of War sailing the high seas with one aim and that’s to sink every damm thing in sight including whales. But instead of cannons as their primary weapons they’ve got huge speakers hanging out their firing ports and they’re blasting HELLHAMMER. Actually MANDIBULA is a one man band with Mandibula, which means “jaw” in Portuguese, performing all instruments. Well basically all you can hear are the down tuned guitar, drums and vocals with lyrics all sung in Portuguese. The song titles are the same so I had to go Google them to get the English translations. More on that later but musically this is pure HELLHAMMER worship with a Portuguese Tom G. Warrior as captain of said Man of War barking orders and cranking out lo fi riffs as if he’s drunk on all that rum he’s pirated. You want song titles to understand? Well how about the opener “Dogs of Death” then there’s the eleven plus minute crusher “Black Crown from Hell”. That’s a song which makes keelhauling an extreme yet fun sport. Another crowning jewel in this pirate’s booty is the final cut “Orgy in the Morgue”. All in all it’s demo quality but with an, I don’t give a rat’s ass attitude. Its eight minutes shy of an hour’s worth of a beating with a belaying pin.