Coining themselves as “old-school satanic death metal” is Sodomic Baptism, and while that certainly does hold true, these heathens add some new age death metal twists to their sound as well to create an unholy inferno of nothing but death and despair. Black Fire Pandemonium is the title of Sodomic Baptism’s newest release and within it you will find eight tracks of skin blistering, blood letting and frenzied death metal. While this release certainly is a blasting death metal beast, Sodomic Baptism adds some atmospheric elements as well to really drive home the overtly satanic and blasphemous sound.
Among the demolishing death metal, Sodomic Baptism incorporates keyboards in to their sound as well to provide you with an even more sinister and atmospheric sound. Throughout the majority of the tracks on this release you can hear the keyboards working their devilish black magic. This element is worked in seamlessly among the wall of chaotic death as it gifts you with more diversity as well as an undeniably perverse atmosphere. The added keyboard element pushes each track to new sordid heights and really invites you in to the story of the Unholy Trinity that Sodomic Baptism is telling.
Paired with the soul reaping atmosphere is of course the bone bashing and skull sheering death metal. From note one on Sodomic Baptism does an excellent job of pummeling you straight to hell. The only real reprieve that you get is when track five appears which is just a lead in to the sixth song that is a blasting fiend all on its own. For forty seconds you get some sort of breather before Sodomic Baptism does their best to suck the life out of you once again. From start to finish this release is one chaotic dive straight to the very bowels of hell where you are only to be greeted by more profane tunes from these hell spawns.
Black Fire Pandemonium is an uncompromising onslaught as you become under siege by machine gun fire drums, murky and murderous riffs and prominent lacerating bass lines. Forcing their way through the utter wall of deadly madness are the vocals that are blood thirsty and entirely demonic. From the vocals to the guitar work to the drumming and beyond, Black Fire Pandemonium is a solid and nasty release.
Once you press play, “Black Fire Pandemonium” rears its ugly head and provides you with detrimental death metal that is sure to break some necks. While this release isn’t entirely ground breaking or revolutionary, it is a solid and well performed release none the less. If you are looking for some satanic death metal worship, Black Fire Pandemonium will be the record for you, and if you are just looking for some really solid head bang worthy death metal, this is also the record for you.