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WHORE OF BETHLEHEM - Upon Judas' Throne (2014) * Review

Heard the third song titled ' Christ Crusher' make us not concerned with distinction of extreme metal music because the composition of super catchy riffs contained in this song, really entertaining. Throw away the differences genre , because they are really showing the composition that fused with existence of extreme music that comfortable to be heard.   And it is proven, before we heard the songs in this album, we should hear this song first., because we really tempted and fascinated by this song.  Having the simple composition, but really make an attraction at this album.

We regret, because we just found out this band.   We think ' Whore of Bethlehem ' had a great taste of their musical compositions, all the songs on their debut album which was released entitled 'Upon Judas' Throne ' is 100 percent catchy and entertaining . The combination of death metal and Black Metal which they profess very aligned, dynamic, grooved, and create a feel of the excitement and noise of darkness in each song.  However the most we need from an album this is how a series of cruel riffs of them , really comfortable to be heard, seductive the desire to repeat it again and again as well as hard to be forgotten in a memory.

Blasphemous, brutal and enticingly for headbang and very entertaining certainly easy in this album, especially in any song. But in five early song, entitled 'Upon Judas' Throne ', 'Hideous Resurrection', 'Christ Crusher', 'The Crowning Moment' and 'Nocturnal Hauntings ', not only give it all, but as the beginning of harmony between black shades of black metal with strong collision of death metal that dynamic and balanced, and it was acquired in this five song. 



Meantime, disappointed if it does not continue the next songs in this album. Although in the next songs, black metal riffs obviously dominate, but it does not mean that diversity of music that they show in five early songs are missing, even more varied and become an elegant. Moreover, by adding melodic riffs, making the songs entitled ' Storm of Plague 'and 'Castle of Meth' are the most varied songs on this album, because it manages to give many shades like dark, inhumanity, and the terror. While the final three songs titled 'Leviathan's Crown ' , ' Detest the Belief' and ' Conjuring Your Death ' , have the same concept with the initial five songs, and it's more hit, slicing and kill.

 'Upon Judas' Throne' is very enchant, because we are many finds entertaining rhythms, simple but very comfortable in the ear and very touching the soul. This Album also looks extreme when all song creates the shade of darkness, horror and kill.  But we think this is a great work and should be owned, required to consolation, because besides entertain, this album also gave a strong slap and sharp stab of extreme scent that really needed and bring all the sense of stately, when heard this album more than five times. ' Upon Judas' Throne ' indeed created to kill boredom and unbolt the distinction from diversity extreme music which clad be a harmonious whole, but this really penetrated the brain and so cause the long pain because the rhythm and tempo that they play is very difficult to forgotten. 

Track List:
1.     Upon Judas' Throne
2.     Hideous Resurrection
3.     Christ Crusher
4.     The Crowning Moment
5.     Nocturnal Hauntings
6.     Storm of Plague 
7.     Castle of Meth
8.     Leviathan's Crown
9.     Detest the Belief
10.     Conjuring Your Death 



 Ryan Syvlie – Lead Guitar
 James Van Den Berg – Vocals
 Rene Martinez – Drums
 Phil King – Guitar
 Ellis Smith – Bass





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