Concocted in a swirling cauldron of hate is blackened death metal fusion Prezir and bubbling up from the scalding sludge is their debut EP aptly titled Contempt. This demonic and purely bestial slab of metal contains six total tracks of nothing but flesh burning and soul searing metal. Contempt begins with How God Loves which is a two minute acoustic track that is also a monologue of how a priest rapes a little girl. If that doesn’t set the tone for the rest of the release, I don’t know what else will.
After How God Loves”has concluded, Prezir kick it up a notch with the following five tracks to provide you with a head spinning, raw and visceral aural assault. Contempt is a damning, visceral, feral and unfiltered listen that is entirely relentless and unforgiving in its attack. Prezir gives you no time to breathe between tracks as they begin the next one just as quickly as the one before has finished. Contempt is a suffocating malevolent vortex of malignancy and malice gifting you six hell fire doused tracks for you to bleed dry to.
Contempt rolls along at a feverish speed, ripping and tearing at your flesh and soul as it moves along. There really isn’t any bullshit or filler within this release as what you get is-save for the intro-five blasphemous and twisting songs that are completely devoid of light but filled with suffering and resentment. There isn’t a song on this EP that offers you a helping hand out of the scalding darkness as each and every track pushes you further and further down into a well of abysmal despair and hopelessness.
Each track is complete with razor sharp riffs that are only to be aided by tumultuous drumming and hellish shrieking vocals that just add to the already hellish onslaught. The musicianship is on point and the vocal performance is just the carrion on top to make this EP that much more dismal and grim. Overall, “Contempt” is a solid and enjoyable listen. Through six songs Prezir puts you through the wringer only to spit you out into and early grave once your listen has concluded.