Tangorodrim - Justus Ex Fide Vivit
Southern Lord
Black Metal
6 songs (28'32")
Release year: 2007
Southern Lord
Reviewed by Alex

The fact black metal duo Tangorodrim officially hails from Israel is meaningless. For one, the guys are my former Soviet countrymates, but what really matters is that they should call home “the house Darkthrone built”, or has been moving into as of late with Darkthrone itself taking on a lot more black punk feel than anything else. See The Cult is Alive for reference.

With their up-tempo tracks on Justus Ex Fide Vivit, Tangorodrim do well picking a riff and a beat pattern to go with it, and then grinding that for about the whole duration of the song, fast blast and D-beat being Terno Graderz favorites. When Heirs of the Horned Shamelessly Attack exhibits almost unintentional melodic inflections in Larenuf’s tremolo, as just about everywhere else an effort is made to purge and obfuscate that dreaded tunefulness. The Wolves Are Also Coming … teeters on the edge of melodic takeoff but also ultimately pulls back. This music is not about being pleasant on the ears, but rather about full-on attitude, practically thrown in your face through a prism of blackened muddy bucket. No Light and Without Eyes and Anything Above showcase nastiness galore, slowing down only to torture and rape the guitar even further. Every beep and twang on Justus Ex Fide Vivit is about getting your senses pierced with an amp sound, read needle, dipped in some nasty potion. Whenever Tangorodrim is not playing fast, Terno Graderz riding that cymbal mercilessly, their crusty doom is always only a step away from the blackened punk (title track). Fittingly, Larenuf’s vocals are no screech heart-rending screams coming from the room nextdoor, sometimes tortured, sometimes suffocating on its own croak.

Justus Ex Fide Vivit is not for the untrained ears, it is for the people who seek this kind of filthy violence. But even for the fans, do not look for much innovation or variety with Tangorodrim. The guys know, however, how to keep it short and to the point, so I am going to use same tactic in my review.

Killing Songs :
When Heirs of the Horned Shamelessly Attack, The Wolves Are Also Coming …
Alex quoted 65 / 100
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