Burgeoning from a small town called Margate in the United Kingdom, is Unholy Majesty, a metallic hardcore supergroup meant to convey the bleak atmosphere of their city through music. With members of bands such as Sacred Ritual, Cold Snap, Age Of Kali, The Break In and Santa Karla it’s clear that this band has paid it’s dues and are looking to break out even further. The band displays a ferocity that so many bands today just can’t reach and the song writing skills put most of their contemporaries to shame. The band puts together an array of influences to bring about a vicious attack on the listener; imagine a blackened version of Outbreak with a touch of Slayer.
The album bursts out of the gates with an introduction that would give Charles Manson himself the chills. Eerie layerings of heavy, low tuned drums and a driving guitar hit you immediately. A low-fi recording of a man talking creates an ambience of evil to split up the first song perfectly. A perfectly situated solo ends the song on a great note. A driving rhythm section that just keeps pummeling you at every turn continues on through the second and third song complete with an extremely catchy stomping sound near the end of “hyperborean” and a slowed down groovy section in “Age Of Affliction."
One of the best A389 recordings in a long time for the genre and we can only assume it’s going to continue. On this first release, Unholy Majesty shows that they’re some of the best in the ever-growing Holy Terror movement. Great for fans of Ringworm and Rot In Hell.
8.5 / 10
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