• Image of Evil — 邪悪を讃えよ​ (​Rites of Evil) LP

Just when I thought metal got weak in 2017, Nuclear War Now! Productions kicks me in the face with this monster of a record: the debut LP from Japan's newest leaders of metal, EVIL! Easily my favorite metal record of this year along with Antichrist (not sorry) and the upcoming Vomitor (not surprising). EVIL conjurs a perfect mix of all the early offerings of Bulldozer, Sodom, Bathory and, of course, Sabbat. Obvious influences aside, it's clear that EVIL knows how to take all of the above to form their own brand of sinister steel. Absolutely, highly recommended!

These are the last copies of the first pressing! Comes with poster.

Nuclear War Now! Productions, 2017.