Combining punk, black metal and elements of d-beat you get what Kommando calls machinegun punk, and really that an incredibly appropriate genre tag. Distroyer/Iron Goat Triumph is Kommando’s new release and this album is filled with nine songs of pure chaos and blasphemy in the best ways possible. Each song is just as blistering as the last and after one full listen you are left without a face since Kommando has a knack for melting them off. Distroyer/Iron Goat Triumph is one steamrolling song after the next and Kommando never gives you time in between to breath or take a break from their incredible onslaught.
As soon as the first note hits your ears you know that you are in for a skull grinding good time and as the songs roll on your skull really does begin to chip away with whatever sanity that you had left. Each song is played in a furious manner as they are unrelenting, raw, violent and completely barbaric. Kommando knows only one speed, and that is mach five and they make sure that they completely bash your brains in with their terrifying speed and visceral charge of blackened punk.
Kommando shovels sinister song after sinister song at you leaving your head spinning and leaving you in a killer frenzy. Distroyer/Iron Goat Triumph is charged with incredible amounts of adrenaline that it leaks through and injects you with enough to get you to go out and wreak havoc. There isn’t a song on this release that isn’t violent and there isn’t a song on this release that doesn’t get you headbanging until your fucking neck snaps. This entire record is intense as it bombards you with nihilistic and blasphemous metal until your soul is ripped to shreds.
You can’t not play this record as loud as you can stand it and as loud as your speakers go. It would be criminal not to crank your stereo to eleven and terrorize your friends and neighbors. This album has an innate ability to work its way inside of your head and leave you headbanging for hours even after the final song concludes. Distroyer/Iron Goat Triumph ignites something inside of you that just makes you want to cause as much mayhem as possible. Kommando has created something that is entirely infectious as it sticks with you for a while whether you want it to or not.
Throughout Distroyer/Iron Goat Triumph you get pelted with soul lacerating riffs, ground cracking bass lines, savage drumming and manic vocals that are wholly demonic. Everything that you get within this release is controlled chaos and the entire album is a maelstrom of soul darkening metal. With the musicianship on point and the gritty and filthy production, what you get is exactly as the band describes. You get machinegun punk through and through and this brand of debauchery is purely intoxicating.
This is an album that puts you in a feverish headbanging frenzy and it gets you to cause as much mayhem as possible. Distroyer/Iron Goat Triumph is undeniably heavy and is one fuck of a good listen as well and really you just can’t go wrong with this release.