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A Beast Is Born The Carnival of Reality is chewing on this fragile veil of Sanity I've spun around what's left of my world Days freeze into nights and nights melt into days again as the demons at my bolted door are forging their own key They scream my name I think I...
Voice Of Destruction started around late 1985 early 1986 if I remember correctly. A wot demo their first recording was recorded I'd say 1987. They were to my eyes and ears the most influential and constant Cape Town hardcore punk band. They were a feature of the...
Alienation in the extreme: An exploration of normlessness and social isolation in Afrikaans extreme metal
Vervreemding in die ekstreem: ’n Oorsig oor normloosheid en sosiale isolasie in Afrikaanse ekstreme metal Burgert A. Senekal Departement Afrikaans en Nederlands, Duits en Frans Universiteit van die Vrystaat Voice of Destruction (V.O.D.) is in die middel-1980’s deur...
CHAOTIK WEBZINE issue#3 - France
This is one of the living legends of today’s underground… VOD (don’t confuse with the NYC hardcorers) started playing punk/hardcore back in 1986, when the political/social situation in South Africa was really hard (fuck Apartheid). In fact, THEY created the SA metal scene.
Since the beginning’s punk/hXc, their style changed a hell of a lot… This CD is beautiful, gloomy, depressive but still brutal. While bands like MY DYING BRIDE or ANATHEMA have forgotten the meaning of the ” brutality ” word and denied their death metal roots, VOD enhances them with great amounts of heavy, doom, and even gothic influences. The result is an underground metal masterpiece. As if the killer material was not enough, the production is really great (done in the Academy Studios – MDB, ANATHEMA, CRADLE OF FILTH, early PARADISE LOST) and the cover artwork awesome.
Talking more about one of 1996’s best CD’s would be just a waste of time. BUY IT NOW!!!
Ascendance Zine Vol.8, FINLAND
Was I in trouble when this 3″ MCD arrived. My player couldn’t play this small thing, and I had to borrow some suitable equipment…MCD
Now, this has 4 songs by these South African heavy & deathy metalheads with still variable vocals… Two parts of the song ‘If I Had a Soul’ (slow, monumental death with thrash parts), one melodic, old-style riffing heavy metal piece (hmm, DEEP PURPLEish!) ‘Needledive’ and a fast death thrasher ‘Jou Ma se Poes’ to end it.
V.O.D. will have their debut longplay out soon also out by Morbid Records, like this. It’ll be nice, judgin’ by this, ’cause they have energy & ability to make some twisted metal…