ABSOC 009 – ORDER OF THE VULTURE – s/t LP

ABSOC 009 - ORDER OF THE VULTURE - s/t LPABSOC 009
ORDER OF THE VULTURE
s/t LP

Release Date: June 2006
Pressing: 500 on red/black splatter vinyl, 500 on black vinyl
Status: SOLD OUT

Aborted Society Records is very excited to introduce our ninth release, the self-titled LP by Portland, OR’s Order of the Vulture. The LP features seven tracks of haunting, ethereal, and devastating hardcore punk featuring current members of L’Acephale. Elements of metal and raging Scandinavian influenced hardcore combine underneath a morbid aesthetic on this 3-piece’s first full length release. Gatefold LP cover artwork by singer and guitar player JJ Shirey. CD Version will include 4 tracks from the Christ Killer 7″, remastered at Hanzsek Audio.

Track listing:
1. Cryptesthesia
2. Abhorrence
3. Chaotic Evil
4. Murder System (MP3)
5. Harvest of Darkness
6.Dead Eyes
7. Iconoclast
8. Christ Killer (CD only)
9. Incantation (CD only)
10. Relentless Drone (CD only)
11. Der Krieg (CD only)

Reviews:

From: Maximumrocknroll issue #281 October 2006:

“The perfect blend of Scandinavian-influenced crust and Scandinavian-influenced black metal, this Portland trio lays waste to all that is holy and healthy on this, their debut LP. Basically a straight-ahead crust outfit with heavier guitars, black metal vocals, spooky samples between songs and total out-for-vengeance, death-to-all-mankind lyrics. I didn’t find this to be as immediately catchy as their EP from a year or two ago, but it’s also probably faster overall than the 7″, still seething with energetic hatred and thus, far from disappointment. Definitely an album of interest for all fans of the dark arts.” (EL)

(Aborted Society, 1122 E. Pike No 1377, Seattle, WA 98122-3934, www.abortedsociety.com)

From: Terrorizer August Issue #148:

“Hells Bells! It’s not often that you find crust punk and black metal being thrown together, except perhaps at the odd illicit substance-fueled squat party, but Oregon’s self-described ‘Death Crust Punks’ do just that, as evidenced here on their debut full-length. Adopting an anti-Christian stance and grim aesthetic, the band also borrow much sonically from first generation black metal while containing more crust than a loaf of Hovis. The resulting onslaught serves to highlight the musical similarities of the two genres when in their most primal, stripped down forms – imagine if you will, early Bathory being played by spiky-haired speed freaks and you’re halfway there. OOTV also inject a noticeable Swedish kick via the more rocking moments of acts like Entombed and Skitsystem and build on the fast insistent riffing and simple battery with demonic vocal work. The result is not quite the sum of its parts but is an intense listen nonetheless.”

[6] Dayal Peterson

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