After polluting minds and corrupting souls with their self-titled debut album, THE ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME return to wage war on the holy with the cryptic “II.” Once again the vision of PROFANATICA guitarist/songwriter John Gelso and KRIEG mastermind N. Imperial but now expanded into a full lineup, THE ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME's highly anticipated "II" expands upon ideas from their original template: the primitivism is cruder, the sludge more volcanic, the blasphemy more vile, the production fuller and more devastating. What results is sickened (and sickening) miasma of black metal filth that only THE ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME can create... bow down in obeisance.
This is Finnish bestial black metal at its most noncompromising, opaque and inaccessible. For nine mercifully short cuts Archgoat subjects listeners to certifiable burly aural abuse, nothing more nothing less. The lines between black and death metal are blurred, the riffs just keep on punching and vocals are bellowed roars, Archgoat are priests presiding at an orgy above their meek, prone victims. Son ov Perdition