Belarusian blackthrash commando Verwüstung stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Gospel ov Fury, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on May 1st via Handful of Hate, hear Verwüstung‘s Gospel ov Fury in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Ever aptly titled, Gospel ov Fury is a fucking firestorm of blackthrashing metal. Locked in and lasciviously devoted to their iron-fisted attack, Verwüstung unload an arsenal of meanness that dutifully remains committed to the first wave of ’80s black metal as well as the underground’s most violent thrash bands of the day. And yet, Gospel ov Fury is no mere replication of “retro” sounds; the quartet are deftly skilled at moving from hypnotic, ice-cold blasting to swaggering rock ‘n’ roll stylings, always keeping the emphasis on DANGER – and, of course, actual songwriting. In fact, just a cursory read of most of the album’s song titles should say more than enough where Verwüstung are drawing inspiration (and madness): “Hellfire Rock’n’Roll,” “The Ultimate Leveller,” “Impulse to Kill,” “The Purge,” and naturally “Madness Closing In.”
Graced with mysterious, nearly 3D artwork fully fitting of its A5 digibook format, Gospel ov Fury is indeed worth preaching. Behold the illuminating arrival of Verwüstung!
Tracklisting for Verwüstung (Belarus)’s Gospel ov Fury
1. The Ashen Communion
2. The Purge
3. Hellfire Rock’n’Roll
4. Madness Closing In
7. The Ultimate Leveller
8. Impulse to Kill
9. Unstoppable (outro)