Black Fucking Cancer - Black Fucking Cancer - (7/10)

Published on August 17, 2016

Tracklist:

  1. A Sigil of Burning Flesh
  2. Acid Ocean
  3. Blood Stained Whore
  4. SinnRitualVoid
  5. Wall of Corpses
  6. Exit Wounds
  7. Communion of the Blood Unholy

Genre:

Black

Label:

Osmose Productions

Playing Time:

59:55

Country:

U.S.A

Year:

2016

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Formed in 2009, Black Fucking Cancer hail from San Jose, California and play a usually fast and bombastic black metal in the older traditions. After a well received demo in 2011, the band is releasing their debut full-length, a self-titled release via Osmose Productions. Complete with razor sharp riffing, pissed off screams, but other noisy sections as well, the band is able to make one hell of an intense record, albeit one that may not have much lasting effect in the long run.

 

 

From the opening track, the listener is immediately smacked in the face with the intensity that Black Fucking Cancer can bring. Fast guitars, cold but also bright, work their way through various riffs, while the drumming is complete with plenty of blast beats and aggression to match up with the hateful vocals. Not unlike some older bands in the genre, the band focuses on the aggression more than any melody or expansive elements that have become the norm for US black metal in a lot of ways. Feeling very much more European at times, the band also adds in some droning sections complete with some doomier riffs and noises of feedback to have a bit of a different take on their music. However, these parts really feel like they are hindering the momentum in a lot of ways on the album. The faster sections, while not exactly the best ever, are enjoyable for the most part and keep the album going at a pretty strong pace. The slower sections tend to not really add much, as can be heard in the last half of “Acid Ocean” or the beginning of “SinnRitualVoid”. It sadly comes across as making the songs longer just for the sake of it, as it is not really memorable and doesn’t create any additional emotion or connection with the tracks. 

 

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Other than the two aforementioned tracks though, the rest of the songs fall under the ten minute mark and are a little more straight forward. The raw production adds quite a bit of power to the music, but it ultimately is still black metal as you’ve heard plenty of times before. While there is nothing wrong of course with not being different or breaking new ground, Black Fucking Cancer comes across as sadly another band of capable musicians but are a bit too hindered by traditional black metal to really stand out much. The music comes across as something forgettable, and after multiple spins, It’s hard to come right out and say there was any one specific song that sticks with you after its over. For a record that breaks the one hour mark, its disappointing how quickly everything seems to vanish from the mind. 

 

Again, the album is not bad by any means. The productions works well with the sound, and the musicians are more than capable at writing some intense music. Black Fucking Cancer is a solid release by all accounts, just not one that will shake the world and comes as a let down after a five year wait after the debut demo. The band clearly has a sound they are gong for and are able to execute it how they want, which is always commendable, but the approach is not something that makes too much of an impression.

Neill Bird

Author: Neill Bird

Im 26 years old, living in Tucson, AZ. I've always enjoyed heavier music, but really got into the underground scene in the last 11 years and never stopped finding anything and everything I can. I love music, and love to share that with others.

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