"Justus Ex Fide Vivit" (Southern Lord; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Unholy music from the Holy Land comes via Tangorodrim, the Israeli act whose punkified black metal assault will probably leave a bad taste in the mouth of those in search of the next none-more-black entity. 

This tandem switches off between cavernous doom rhythms and standard black metal tempos throughout the six tracks well enough, creating a bleak atmosphere that maintains the lo-fi and aesthetics of the early pioneers of the genre. 

Throw in some early Venom, Hellhammer, and Celtic Frost (and a multitude of empty bottles of alcohol) and the recipe for the monotonous din created on "Justus Ex Fide Vivit" is pretty apparent. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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