Bahimiron - Southern Nihilizm review


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Band: Bahimiron
Album: Southern Nihilizm
Release date: August 2008

01. The Cauldron Born
02. Shattered And Crowned In Deceit
03. Amongst The Filth
04. Halo Of Fliez
05. 5 Chambers Empty
06. Pills And 90 Proof
07. A Shank In The Guts
08. Southern Nihilizm
09. War, Whiskey, Sodomy

When you look at the cover of Bahimiron's second full-length it will be obvious which banners they hold high in the sky. A goat, flames, two pentagrams, an upside down cross, an illegible logo – and all of that printed black on grey. If you also think about the album title, "Southern Nihilizm", and take into consideration that it is derived from their base of operation (Texas, USA) and the nihilism they preach, you can practically already hear the razor sharp riffs, high-pitched shrieks and the hellish pounding of the war drums.

My personal opinion of this type of band is then formed by the feeling they conjure. Originality plays no vital role, but credibility does. You do not have to play tight or hyper fast to convince me of being worthy of the air you breathe, but you must be able to give me a shot of adrenaline shot with your music. I want to feel the black blood rushing through my rusty veins.

And Bahimiron delivers. Alright, this band will probably never reach any fame outside of the underground, nor aspire that. But their old school Black metal is "charming" enough, especially during the more Beherit-esque moments. Who doesn’t love that brutal echoing blasphemy? It just makes me feel like I'm part of it, the start of Black metal, you know. Nobody knew exactly what was going on, but it felt good and exciting. If you are a fan of raw Black metal, this album will set your black heart aflame. Otherwise, I'd strongly advise you to run and hide!

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 6
Production: 7


Written on 11.08.2008 by If you're interested in extreme, often emotional and underground music, check out my reviews. I retired from reviewing, but I really used to be into that stuff.

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