Morbid Blood (Hells Headbangers)
Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Fri., Aug. 26, 2011
RavencultMorbid Blood (Hells Headbangers)
Leave it to the Greeks to revitalize the old school and, in doing so, wreak subtly righteous havoc with a tried-and-true formula. Watain douses black metal with real goat gore, but this Athens quartet imbues the Scandinavian hybrid with the rootsy, post-Motörhead deforestation of Celtic Frost. Second coming Morbid Blood rides hell-bent for leather, thrashing a withered English caw and ravenous guitar. The only difference between the gleefully unrelenting first "Side Morbid" and second "Side Blood" is immersion and conversion.