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Bahimiron: Rebel Hymns of Left Handed Terror

Bahimiron is yet another American "kvlt blakk metul" band that seems to take the genre far too seriously with traditionally cheesy and grim song titles, a sharp and unreadable logo, Satanic religious content, and terrible production -- the works. In a genre where bad production is the norm and is accepted, Bahimiron takes it a step further. Many of their performances are out of time between each recorded guitar track and the song itself. There are many instances where a track will just "end" and leave a little digital pop in place of a smooth fade into silence. The vocals are practically inaudible most of the time, and the drums and guitar clash in a sea of mud that makes it difficult to clearly hear either element. At least with bands like Burzum, the production was bad yet polished -- if that makes sense.

I would say that Rebel Hymns of Left Handed Terror sounded forced if it weren't for the fact that it sounds equally lazy. Perhaps being so harsh on Bahimiron here isn't quite fair considering that they are simply subscribing to the traditional standards of the genre without doing anything new or interesting with it. Ending a song with a few minutes of aimless noise, such is the case with "Bestial Raids of Antichrist Darkness" and the album closer "The Death of Divinity", is actually a refreshing change of pace from the consistent drone of boomy guitars and a static drumbeat. Bahimiron may be the local Houston, Texas garage band that you've got to experience live to get the full effect.

Track Listing
1. Anointed in Serpents Blood
2. Goathorned Messiah of the 7 Gates
3. Their Blood Shall Fill My Chalice
4. Bestial Raids of Antichrist Darkness
5. Wielder of Demon Blades
6. Throes of Oblivion
7. The Abattoir Inferno
8. Rebel Hymns
9. The Death of Divinity: I. Storm of Lucifer II. New Dawn Fades

Added: September 26th 2011
Reviewer: Brandon Strader
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 1565
Language: english

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