With blasphemous black metal outfit Barbaric Horde, you get no frills, there isn’t a slew of overly technical riffing or drumming or anything of that nature. What you do get with their demo Gasmask Perpetrators is purely raw and barbaric black metal much like their name suggests. The entire five track demo is a straight shot of black metal to the veins and even though the demo is relatively short it still packs a very heavy punch. There are no intros or interludes or anything of the sort as Barbaric Horde gets straight to sacrificial business.
Barbaric Horde is quite the fitting name for a band that does play a barbaric style of black metal. Any other name that could have been chosen would have been wrong. These Portuguese blasphemers are barbaric black metal at its finest. Each song is unrelenting and hits you over the head with a spiked club and drags you off to sacrifice you to the dark lord.
As mentioned above, you don’t get anything fancy at all. You get very primitive and straight forward black metal. Gasmask Perpetrators is a bludgeoning assault on the ears and Barbaric Horde are incredibly unapologetic. They smash through your skull within minutes of you listening and leave you for the crows to peck your eyes out and whatever else is left of your unfortunate carcass.
Even though Gasmask Perpetrators is a demo, when all is said and done, you feel as though you have listened to a full length. In fact, this demo is just long enough to fill your disgusting appetite and yet it is short enough to keep you listening over and over again and wanting more.
Barbaric Horde is a truly terrifying act that doesn’t feel remorse for any damage that they cause. They come at you with everything that they have and they leave nothing back and nothing behind after you have been systematically mutilated and your town has been pillaged. These Portuguese monsters come equipped with bleeding raw riffs, solid rib cracking drumming, blood thirsty bass lines and incredibly demonic vocals.
There is a lot here to like and if this were not a demo imagine the destruction that it could have caused. This is pure unapologetic black metal that warps your mind and steals what is left of your innocence. Gasmask Perpetrators is an unrelenting assault and is for any fan of black metal.