Vassafor – Malediction (2017)


Unleashing a punishing and foul onslaught of Black/Death Metal madness, today we have New Zealand’s Vassafor and their sophomore full-length release “Malediction”. Blending elements from old-school Black and Death Metal into a killer wall of sound, this album delivers almost 50 minutes of some of the most decadent and punishing music ever recorded.

Starting with the pummeling “Devourer of a Thousand Worlds”, the slowly creep into the band’s mind with a barrage of demoralizing riffs and creepy vocals. Clocking in at 16-minutes, this track is the perfect opening into Vassafor’s madness. Filled with old-school vibes, “Emergence (of an Unconquerable One)” has a certain Grindcore edge to it due to its incisive guitar leads as well as a retro Death Metal side to it thanks to its meaty hooks.

As a two piece, Vassafor manages to craft a very rich and devastating sound as we can hear in the deranged “Elegy of the Accurser” and its bizarre catchiness. Focusing on crafting sickening riffs that perfectly blend into the band’s wall of sound, this outfit brilliantly produces some of the most ravaging and aural dissonant tracks we have heard in a while, like the brilliant “Black Winds Victoryant”.

Closing the album with the demoralizing “Illumination of the Sinister”, we are left blown away by the band’s relentless pursuit of crafting the most punishing and aurally abusive music ever known to man. In “Malediction”, Vassafor delivers a great deal of disturbing and soul crushing music that you should not miss. If you are a fan of bands like Howls of ebb, you will definitely love this release.

Band: Vassafor Album: Malediction

Label: Debemur Morti Productions

Release: October 13th, 2017

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Genre: Black/Death Metal

Country: New Zealand

Rating: 90/100

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