Belphegor – Bondage Goat Zombie (2008)

Music is like movies: there are blockbusters and underground movies/ b-movies. A blockbuster is expensive and costly. It’s possible that the movie is good and everyone’s happy, but it can also suck like hell (but anyway everyone is going to watch it). For underground movies, the expectations aren’t that high, and if the film is good everyone’s even happier, and if it’s bad, no one cares.
But now back to the music: “Bondage Goat Zombie” is definitely a blockbuster, straight from hell and filled with a lot of special effects, illustrated by Austria’s best actors Belphegor.
Yes, you can breathe a sigh of relief; “BGZ” can fulfill the high expectations. Why? Because it continues what “Pestapokalypse VI” has started.


The lyrics of the record deal the most time with the Marquis de Sade’s lustful mind: a French author from the 18th century who was writing about sadism and pornography. The sex & bondage theme fits the music very well and doesn’t only appear as decoration.
Concerning the music, Belphegor remains unaffected: powerful and brutal guitar riffs alternate with epic and dark leads which make an impact, already the first time you hear them. Compared to “Pestapokalypse”, “Bondage Goat Zombie” is more diversified: you can find here some fast songs (Bondage Goat Zombie [Probably one of the best songs ever], Shred for Sathan), but also some slow-going songs like the Rammstein-Killer “Sexdictator Lucifer” or the venomous “Justin, Soaked in blood”.
The same for the vocals: Helmuth’s chant-spectrum ranges from diabolical growls, to tenor-parts, to inhumane noises. Just awesome!
The drummer (Torturer) is putting the finishing touch to the record with huge blast-beat attacks, double base orgies and snare violations.


It was love at first sight! “Bondage Goat Zombie” is a 100% Belphegor album, with all the strengths and joys that made me a fan of the 3 Austrians, years ago. Especially with such a Ueber-Title song! Funny gimmick: The Ueber-Limited Edition (500 copies only) is accompanied by a Steel-Helmet, I ask myself If they will attach an original tank in the next limited edition…I would buy it!
Buy or Die and an Oscar for the best Action-Movie!!!
Hail Chaos…Hail Satan

9/10 for the record
10/10 for the title track

SvArt

~ by SvArt on April 9, 2008.

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