Ed Pickard, Aaron Kitcher and Dickie Allen, better known as the internet band ‘Infant Annihilator’ released their third full-length album ‘The Battle of Yaldabaoth’ on September 11th of this year. What a better way to listen and review this album on Friday the 13th.
When I saw the artwork, tracklist and guest apperances on this album I was impressed. Of course I knew that this would be an absolute absurd album. I am listening to Infant Annihilator since their first release ‘The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution’ with their old vocalist Dan Watson, who is the current vocalist for Enterprise Earth. I really like the heavy drumming by Aaron, wich is ofcourse programmed, the insane riffs and sweeps by Ed and the really nasty, dirty and deep screams by Dickie. The first two singles ‘Three Bastards’ and ‘Swinaecologist’ gave us a hint of what this new album is all about.
Let’s dive into the album
Listening to this album (on YouTube, because it is provided with the lyrics) in it’s entirety it made me laugh, shiver and nauseous at the same time. The lyrical content by Dickie is great and nasty. For example: listen to ‘The Kingdom Sitteth Lonely Beneath Thine Hollowed Heavens’, the drums are quite normal for an IA-track in this one but Dickie’s vocal delivery is awesome. The crazy guitar sweeping is really good and as an icing on the cake we get a guest appearance of Trevor from ‘The Black Dahlia Murder’.
About the guest appearances: they have four really nice guest vocalist on this album. The addition of these guys really make the album complete in my opinion. The song ‘A Rape Of Sirens’ with Russian Aleksandr “Alex Terrible” Shikolai really can not be unheard with his monstergrowls. The vocalist of ‘Slaughter To Prevail’ really makes the song complete.
I don’t actully have a favorite track. I really like them all. It is well produced. The lyrical content about rape, paedohilia, murder, infanticide and religion is common and known to the fans but the way Infant Annihilator makes songs about these topics on this album is great. I also think that if you want to have the full experience yourself, you should listen and watch the full album version on YouTube including the lyrics.
Infant Annhiliator wouldn’t be Infant Annhilator if they did something funny in their full-album version on YouTube. I am not going to say what because I think you should find out yourself.
This album sure is awesome if you like deathcore a lot. Please let us know in the comments what you think about the album.
And if you are not all that into deathcore: give the song ‘Paedophilic Legacy’ a spin.
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