Cadaver Garden

"Blasphemer, Heretic, Defiler of the Sacred Ones. Thou art Deprived of Your Limbs. Thy Nose Shall be Split. Thou art Cast Down and Overthrown."-Cast Down The Heretic by Nile

True Love: To Prey For Perpetual Violence

November 29, 2016


As soon as you begin listening to To Prey For Perpetual Violence a haunting and foreboding intro seeps through your speakers and right at that moment you know that you are in for some sort of twisted treat. There isn’t much that quite sounds like this record and what you do find within it are six gnarled songs that are some of the most twisted, dismal and damning songs that you can find. The longer and the more that you listen the more it actually feels as though you are falling through the abyssal corridors of hell and insanity themselves. While True Love does play traditional black metal, the man behind this one man band does add his own twists and contortions to the music as well to create a sound that is all together unique and blasphemous.

No matter what you do you just can’t help but to get sucked into this record. It has a certain alluring darkness about it that is undeniable and the more you listen, the more you want to continue listening. It seems as though the one man behind this project took everything evil and sinister in the world and pumped it into this record to truly give you a sound that is jarring and wholly terrifying at times. Wherever you decide to turn to escape the enveloping darkness it still appears right in front of you. In other words, right after you press play you become wrapped up in a dismal and utterly bleak sound that doesn’t let you go from its grasp until the last note has been played.

To Prey For Perpetual Violence is a wonderfully done record that is raw, powerful, startling, bleak and purely sinister. Through six songs you get pummeled and relinquished of your life and right when you think there may be a moment of reprieve that gets ripped right out from the palms of your hands. Each song is chaotic and in your face for however long the run time and not only that but this record and these songs stick with you after you are done listening. These songs are violent and fueled with such an intensity that it is palpable. You can feel every note bleeding through your speakers and you can feel the vocals rip through your ear drums; in short, this record gets you involved in it whether you want it to or not.

All throughout this release you are subjected to slithering yet schizophrenic riffs at times, rib cracking drums and vocals that seem to invoke the wrath of evil itself. Each element and each instrument in this record is lethal and filled with plenty of venom and with that paired with raw production what you get is a listen that is unforgettable. To Prey For Perpetual Violence is a well constructed and executed album that demands well more than just one listen. Even though there are only six songs on this release, there is plenty of content packed into it and plenty to listen to and for. You just can’t go wrong with this record and after listening you just want more of this sadistic, contorted and poisonous sound.

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