Review: Perdition Temple – The Tempter’s Victorious

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I hope you flushers brought extra toilet paper, because… DAYUM!

Once upon a time ago there was a glorious band named Angelcorpse. Some of you may be familiar with the band… They put out four sinister full length albums in a twelve year span that destroyed every fucking thing in purity’s path. Angelcorpse unfortunately called it quits (obviously) years back, but Gene Palubicki (guitarist and songwriter), who did not want to live life sitting around not destroying posers, decided to start another satanic army to destroy the innocents. The blasphemous riff king “Gene” decided to keep on crushing the holy name with his threatening and evil riffs; and so Perdition Temple was born from the most vile of cvnts.

Perdition Temple have accumulated more tyrants since their first album (Edict of the Antichrist Elect), which was just Gene Palubiocki on guitar/bass/vocals and Terry Eleftheriou A.K.A: Warhead on the skins. For their newest and third savage release, Gene recruited former Angelcorpse guitarist Bill Taylor (also of Immolation) and Black Witchery‘s barbarian war-master Impurath for vocals. Ronnie Parmer (Catalysis) is playing drums now, which is a bonus because this heathen can bring the hell-fury hard. Every hit by Ronnie is like a violent hammer coming down on the nails of a crucifix (check out this video of Ronnie blasting the song “The Tempters Victorious” on drums).

The Tempter’s Victorious starts off with pummeling, no-bullshit blastbeats and a schizophrenic riff that lets you know right from the starting line that you are in for a punishing fucking ride all the way to hell bliss. The thing you must first understand about Perdition Temple is that they provide nothing groundbreaking. What Perdition Temple achieve in the strongest sense is well-crafted, fast, savage barbaric blackened death metal; executed similarly to untouchable bands like Angelcorpse (obviously), Vader, Diabolic, Impiety and early Morbid Angel. Gene and Bill’s guitar work throughout the album is some of the most menacing stuff around right now, and they’re tight as fuck together (fingers be moving fast on dem fret boards). There’s no slowing down at all; every riff is on fast-forward, leaving little to no break room for drummer Ronnie Parmer, who absolutely destroys. His drumming is frantic, precise to the riffs, and has enough variety to make for a much more interesting listen. Creatively it’s nothing special, but that’s not the goal here. It’s just supposed to be crushing and fast – like a sledge hammer with a cocaine problem. And it is. Ingenious mixing of double bass and blasting adds tons of fury to these songs. 

 

The vocals are well executed, something to be expected from Impurath, who proved himself worthy in the last EP (which, by the way, crushed fucking skulls). He’s goddamn ferocious! His style leans to the death metal side of the spectrum, somehow managing to sound even more cruel than he does in the all-conquering Black Witchery.

The production is goddamn spot-on perfect! There’s no fluff added, and it’s not made to sound overly raw like you’ll often hear from related bestial black metal and black/death metal bands (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, either). It sounds great, not over produced or under produced. Everything sounds natural, which is a huge bonus since so many of these high-speed bands rely heavily on drum triggers, which sound fucking awful most of the time. The drums, guitars, and vocals can be heard crystal clear without a flaw from the musicians. These heathens can play their material, and really fucking well!

The Tempter’s Victorious is not for the faint of heart. If you want some well-produced and well-crafted bestial blackened death metal then you came to the right fucking place. Go grab an extra roll of toilet paper and be prepared to get the shit beat out of you. It’s forced me to use six rolls in a single night. TOTAL FUCKING DEATH AND ANNIHILATION!

NO FLUSH

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  • Tyree’s on fire this week. This album is savage. Hail perdition.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me609g0Kb31rf7r7qo1_500.gif

  • DDubya.

    Byah!

  • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

    This sounds as amazeballz as that Heat Eternal sound terribad.

    • DDubya.

      I’ve never actually listened to Hate Eternal for some reason, despite being very familiar with them.

      • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

        You know nothing. And that is well.

      • If you value your cochlea, stay away.

  • Based Tapir

    I’ll give this a big thumbs up.

    • You don’t have thumbs, you ungulate.

      • Based Tapir

        I am so based that I have developed thumbs,

      • DDubya.

        You could give us a big “something else” up though.

        • Lacertilian

          Prehensile snout?
          Oh, wait…

  • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

    I guess this is a little non-sequitur, (sorry, but I have to/I want to) but I’m trying to decide if I actually prefer G-spot tornado, Yellow Shark, Francesco Z to Frank Zappa’s guitar stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUvH3xf0e-I

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSAd6pC633A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCSbucdVEkg

  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    Anyone else think the apostrophe in the album title The Tempter’s Victorious looks a bit weird?

    Great review Tyree.

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      Just you.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        I think without would make more sense.

        The Tempters Victorious

        • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

          I do know. I guess it’s not that logical to refer to Victorious something without mentioning what it is. But it looks good.

    • DDubya.

      No, it definitely weirded me out.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        BOOM

    • JWG

      Send him victorious,
      Happy and glorious,
      Long to reign over us:
      God save The King!

    • Tyree

      Thanks Ed.

    • Max

      So really, the title is The Tempter is Victorious? That is weird. Like when Napalm Death called their album The Code’s Red – Long Live the Code.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        I think that is the conclusion we have come to here.

        Also, Passion is still up in the queue I have not forgotten!

  • I’ve been impatiently waiting for this one to drop for a while.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Your poor checking account, JB. Think of your checkings and savings.

      • I’ve actually been busting my ass saving money as of late and I’m up to almost 3 grand after the massive fucking financial debacle that was last years breakup.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          I’m in a similar situation. My last big breakup cost me roughly between $5,000 and $8,000 (and we weren’t even married, fuck) but presently I have more money in the bank than I have ever possessed. It isn’t a ton, but it’s the most I have had.

          • It’s funny how when you have almost no money all you want to do is spend it but then when you start getting a good amount you start telling yourself how you don’t need to buy things lol. Or maybe that’s just me and im crazy, also possible.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I was pretty happy when I picked up two pairs of decent jeans from Target for like $20 each. I am buying a little music but that shit is affordable, I like name your price and other reasonably priced albums. Even the more expensive ones I have gotten lately were like $7 or $10 or whatever.

          • Bandcamp is a godsend. If I see a band that doesn’t have one I immediately have a somewhat negative opinion of them lol.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I’m still jaded the new Yellow Eyes EP Stillicide isn’t available as a digital purchase. I couldn’t even stream the songs the days I tried! I will pirate that shit if that becomes an option.

          • Never heard of them lol

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Oh, no JB.

            This is two tracks, it’s only about fifteen minutes worth of music. Great place to start!

            https://yelloweyes.bandcamp.com/album/the-desert-mourns

          • did Baroness ever refund your money? LOL!!!

          • :/

          • Lacertilian

            What happened?

          • Jack purchased “Green” & “Yellow”

          • Lacertilian

            Oh no, Red album or don’t bother.

          • it HAS to be the biggest regret of his life.

          • Lacertilian

            time to take his bones away

          • Stanley

            So what is the toilet’s general consensus on bandcamp etiquette for “Name Your Price”? Do you figure out a per song price and multiply by number of songs or do you go on a flat amount or do you just give an arbitrary donation? Or do you give sweet FA?

          • DDubya.

            I always try to give at least something. i don’t just put in zero. How much I give kinda depends on how much personal money I have left that month because I limit myself to $25 of personal expenses per month.

          • Stanley

            Cough, splutter. You only have $25 of personal expenses? How is that even possible?

          • DDubya.

            When I say personal expenses, I mean entertainment and non-essentials. My wife and I stay within a pretty tight budget so that we can pay off student loans.

          • Stanley

            I applaud you! Number 1 priority has to be keeping the financials in check.

          • DDubya.

            Thankeesai. I’m about to finish my degree (which has thankfully been paid for for the last few years), but she’s still in medical school. Thankfully cost of living here is quite low, so I make enough from my part-time research appointment and from my outside tutoring job for us to live on. We don’t have much room for luxury, but I’m content with where we are for now.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I guess I don’t really have a system in place, but I do typically go in for around $4.00 when I purchase albums given that option.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I always put in a few bucks, the amount being relative of how much I think I will like the album, in. At least whenever I have a few bucks to put in.

          • Lacertilian

            When I bought Scab the other day (cheers @tyreegearhart:disqus) I tried to tweak the conversion rate so whatever I gave in $AUD ended up being US$6.66 just for the lolbuttz but alas, no option to change the price was there, there may be another way but I’m new to bandcamp.
            Scab is now on a playlist with King Parrot and Mammoth Grinder, works well.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            How is that even possibru? Fuck!?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I just emailed this to our boy Dubya so this is a copy/paste:

            We signed a 12 month lease on a pretty expensive townhouse, and only made it 3 1/2 months living together. We paid the remained of the lease. I own my condo so I include a couple months it was empty and I was paying the mortgage and association dues. Essentially I ended up paying double rent for an entire year. It was dumb, but that ended in October ’13.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I repeat myself: Fuck

          • more beer

            I always made sure to keep everything in my name so when that big blowout came. I wasn`t the one who had to go. But also never had a second place to pay for that must have been tough.

          • Dude. Being single is awesome for my bank account. Apparently I don’t go out or buy shit normally.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Yeah, I think I grew out of the need to spend money on myself mostly. I hardly ever do. I do have a chick taking me out to dinner tonight, so that’s something. I offered, I guess it is her turn.

          • Ikr! I have also discovered this!

          • more beer

            There is also the whole you can spend it on whatever you want thing also.

          • hey bro, if it’s not too invasive: i’m curious how a break-up costs lots of moneys?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Not too invasive at all. Peep the comments here I explained it to our bear-friend.

          • oops. i offer myself for the punching! (i’ve actually been working today… feels strange man)

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I was very busy doing work-like things earlier at work. Now I’m just sitting here like a chump when I could be listening to Perdition Temple.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Jimmy I would never, lol

          • Scrimm

            Work>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • Scrimm

            Mine just cost me my sanity.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            That one cost me a lot of sanity too. Hard to put a hard value dollar amount on it, but, it’s a lot.

          • Scrimm

            Yep. I’ve just stayed completely out of the game since then.

          • BXAXXBXAXX

            I’d say mines worth about tree fiddy

        • Stanley

          Good job. When I moved to the US in 95, I bought this book by Suze Orman about saving. I didn’t have a clue. She basically lays out a bunch of very straightforward ideas – have 6 months living expenses in cash, do not carry a credit card balance, pay of student loans, max out your 401k, then start investing in mutual funds (mostly indexed). Try to save 20% of your income. All common sense stuff, but I didn’t have any. So anyway, it doesn’t seem like your saving much but as the years go by, the nest egg grows. Now it’s the size of a ostrich egg, but one day it’ll be a motherfucking brontosaurus egg!

          • Exactly haha, though I prefer to use a credit card and then pay it off at the end of the month. A perfect credit rating (which I have) says a lot when buying a house or something

          • Stanley

            I always use a credit card for everything and always pay it off. Get the mileage points or cashback or whatever. The only exception I make is for small businesses/restaurants where I pay cash so the business owners don’t have to pay those ludicrous CC fees.

          • I stick with debit. That way I don’t have to keep worrying about paying off a credit card. I’ve seen way too many people get royally fucked using those things.

          • Stanley

            Yeah, you need some self control. I won’t lie, I prefer the credit card option for the airmiles although they are becoming worth less and less these days.

          • I remember my friend saying to me “you’re gonna look back on how much you’ve spent on booze and kush, and your head will explode”. Oh, how those words haunt me! I would’ve easily have had enough to take a real vacation (most likely to Brazil, Portugal or Japan) and still had plenty left over. Le sigh………….

          • Stanley

            If you haven’t already, START NOW!

          • Drink or save?

          • BXAXXBXAXX

            Drink it all, based kju

          • Stanley

            Drinking of course. It’s way to late to start saving.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I hate when my acquintances tell me that. And then I go drink.

          • Stanley

            lol!

          • Lacertilian

            GZA>>>

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    tempter’s satanic victory—over liberal liars like charles manson hippie cult/pro u.n. california communist insurgent/narcotic smugglers
    time for victory

    all 3 at once–full vol
    http://youtu.be/ez0H7VJMWYs

    http://youtu.be/MhQI47DFsWU

    http://youtu.be/hGpNi8aNhsw

  • BXAXXBXAXX

    I respect it but dis ain’t in my wheelhouse