Exterminas – Dichotomy

Rating: 3.5/5
Distributor/label: Satanath Records
Released: 2015
Buy Album [URL]: https://satanath.bandcamp.com/album/sat135-exterminas-dichotomy-2015
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/Exterminas/

Band line-up:


Skoll – Bass
Raven – Drums
Moloch – Guitars
Februus – Vocals
Eskathon – Guitars


1.      God’s Hammer
2.      Unleashing the Cruelty
3.      Collapse Into Time
4.      Swallowing the Gravity
5.      Upheaval Seems Anathema
6.      Wandering From the Death’s Shore
7.      In Apotheosis of Pandemonium
8.      The Dawn of Deceit


Any kind of music that is so fast it makes you picture yourself belting down a highway over the hills and far away into the impending doom which lurks at the end is something I’ll take on any day.

And the occult themed Italian group Exterminas are my latest discovery of said sound. Their second album. ‘Dichotomy’ is themed with all the right occult and anti-christian/satanic themes you’d want to look for in the world of modern black metal and is given to us in a way that is not quite punk, not quite black thrash, but black metal on speed.

‘God’s Hammer’ will impress any drummer who likes to master the basics of black metal drumming and make it sound all the more brutal. ‘Unleashing the Cruelty’ showcases vocalist Februus at his finest, so if growling is of upmost importance to your music, look no further. ‘Collapse Into Time’ slows things down a tad, but still sounds like a typical black metal album from Europe so the band pull no punches in their outlook.

‘Wandering From Death’s Shore’ drones on and on in a way only black metal can do and not get boring. And ‘The Dawn of Deceit’ ends the album with a promising burst of energy which told me this was the kind of things to expect when it comes to researching the metal scene of Italy.

Angry, subversive, brutal, fast as hell and themed with enough satanic mantra to make Aleister Crowley smile – a very good job my friends.

Review by Demitri Levantis