Black Jesus - Everything Black Everything Dead LP (Black vinyl)
Who’s up for some crusty grinding death metal that sounds like the bastard offspring of Repulsion and early Autopsy? Black Jesus was formed in Melbourne in 2009 and released their only release so far, entitled “Black Jesus Saves” on cassette in 2010. Recently “Black Jesus Saves” has been re-released on CD by New South Wales-based label/distro The Coffins Slave.
Musically, you can expect to hear heavily distorted and slightly punkish riffs driven along by mostly mid-to-fast-paced drumming, barely audible bass that pretty much follows the riffs and some of the sickest death metal vocals I’ve heard since Repulsion. The production is damn good for a demo, allowing every instrument barring the bass to shine, although the vocals and guitars are definitely at the forefront of the mix… which suits their sound anyway.