Cliteater drummer Maurice is a busy man. Back in February No Escape released Necromance, the debut from Maurice's solo project Hymen Holocaust and now he's already back with the follow-up Blood Feast.
Musically Blood Feast is not a whole lot different from the debut, but it's obvious that Maurice has grown as a songwriter. Hymen Holocaust still rely on much of the same that made Necromance interesting. The deep gargling vocals, the ultra heavy and often very groove guitars as well as the bizarre samples are all still very important ingredients in the music. As with the predecessor the songs are fairly diverse and in particular the tempo varies quite a bit. The only thing that appear a little different is that Maurice seem more inspired by The Day Everything Became Nothing nowadays than he did on Necromance. It can be heard, but he manage to keep the Hymen Holocaust sound intact. The production is filthy and heavy. This adds a lot to the overall impression as it sounds tight and brutal.
Fans of Bile, Mortician or The Day Everything Became Nothing can safely check out Hymen Holocaust if they don't already have. Sure Blood Feast may not be different from so much else, but nevertheless it's an effort that can be heard over and over again without losing its appeal.