OSSUÁRIO (BRA) "Metal Antichrist" - Pro Tape "Black Friday"
The Brazilians Ossuário are obviously no friends of the progressive and technical Gefrickel. They don't fackeln long and start on their EP "Metal Antichrist" with a cool Celtic Frost riff and the corresponding "Uuugh!!!". No intro, no keyboard, just old school black thrash.
The songs are mid tempo and invite to bang along. "The Cult is Raw" starts with aggressive guitars and wonderful rumbling drums. In the middle of the song suddenly a break and a guitar solo is interspersed, which surprises the listener quite positively, because the riffs are very monotonous (in the positive sense). "Just Fuck" is a fast banger that sounds wonderfully punky-dirty. "Metal Antichrist" is probably the most rocking song of the EP, which shows clear Motörhead influences in the guitar playing. That being said, the song title is pretty cool!!!
Stylistically, as the attentive reader might have already noticed, the band is somewhere between Celtic Frost, old Sodom, Venom and Motörhead, something in the vein of Midnight or Toxic Holocaust (especially on their best slide "Conjure and Command"). The songs are kept quite catchy and are characterized by simply kept riffs and drumming, but I don't mean that in a negative way in relation to such music.
The production is dirty and has a slight rehearsal room flair, but that's also what you're used to from Midnight and other bands in these musical realms. And who wants to have a clean production with such music? At least I don't and all the instruments are played well and without any bigger flaws. Pretty solid!
The five regular tracks are all on the same musical level, there are no big surprises here, except that the last track "Beyond the Gates / Inside the Grave" has some doomy passages - so the guys can let off the gas pedal a bit after all. The last two songs are demo versions of the songs available on the EP, so they are not really meaningful. Their sound quality is accordingly. But I just value them as bonus tracks. Unfortunately the band is on hold, so it's not clear if you will hear anything from them again.
So what is the conclusion? If you like to listen to the above mentioned bands and you like mangy black thrash with a pinch of Motörhead, I should open a beer and listen to the band once (or twice). Cheers!!!
Weight: 60 Grams.