Bestialord was founded in the centre of the United States Of America in late 2016 and found favour with Symbol Of Domination soon. Two Sanctus Infernum members were the culprits. Law Of The Burning appeared at the very beginning of 2018. Black Mass Wedding arrived in mid-2019.
BESTIALORD – LAW OF THE BURNING – SYMBOL OF DOMINATION
Here is a band that should not have a recording contract and should not have an album. This band is not ready.
The album contains nine tracks and each one is repetitious, rudimentary and boring. It is not just that the songs are raw and entirely simplistic. Those could be good qualities. They are not here. The guitar on nearly each track is identical and interchangeable. The drummer is clumsy. The singer cannot sing and is just a hoarse vocalist who thinks he is chanting evil, but alas is coming across as merely pitiful. The simplistic solos are somewhat tolerable, but better described as elementary tapping. The closing track, What Is The End, is a tad better, but that is because it mimics Candlemass. The band’s doom/death approach is not about to garner any fans. It is surprising that the band is so weak not only for its crudeness, but also because these musicians have been playing professionally here and elsewhere for over a decade. – Ali “The Metallian”
BESTIALORD – BLACK MASS WEDDING – GRIMMDISTRIBUTION
This band and album are so bad that one could only laugh. It sounds as if the band was founded last week, but in fact this is neither the members’ first group nor is it Bestialord’s first album. The structure is simplistic, the riffs clichéd, the songs uninteresting and the vocals a parody of growling.
The production does not help the band. The drums sound like they were recorded direct to the microphone in the bedroom upstairs. The monotony is not alleviated by the lyrics either. Aside from an evil monicker, album title and cover artwork the lyrics are as Satanic as they come. Then one reads the following on the CD booklet: “This album is dedicated to the music and memory of Mark (The Shark) Shelton May The Lords of Light Be With You!” Confused much? No wonder this trio hails from a country where people voted for Donald Trump to Make America Great Again and “drain the swamp” when he ripped off and cheated as many Americans as he personally could, married an illegal alien worker and duly placed his own brood and as many millionaires and CEOs into positions of power as he could. Back to, er, Bestialord here are sample lyrics: “One, two, three, four/Raise The Devil To Our Door” and “One, two, three, four/The Devil is here Now sleep no more…”
This album is an endurance test for the fast forward button. What was GrimmDistribution thinking? – Ali “The Metallian”