Sunday, 30 March 2014

New Metal Review: Multinational Corporations: Jamat-al-Maut

   One of the biggest reasons why the Heavy Metal Sasquatch loves the delicious taste of metal is its ability to convey powerful messages to its listeners alongside bone crushing power. Multinational Corporations (aka MxCx) is no stranger to this concept, unleashing a hellstorm of hate and power in their debut EP "Jamat-al-Maut", which translates roughly to "University of Death". Hailing from Lahore, Pakistan, Multinational Corporations' Jamat-al-Maut runs slightly over 13 minutes long and features an assault of crust infused grindcore and old school heavy metal with clear influences of bands such as Black Sabbath, Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Insect Warfare, & Doom.

   The first track off the EP sets the stage perfectly with the title "Fuck Your Patriotism", which unleashes quick brutal drumming and crusty as hell guitar riffs. Jamat-al-Maut is a killer album, merging heavy doom riffs together with old school death vocals. The instrumentals on this album are simple but wicked as hell, featuring a combination of slow doom riffs and technical groove/grindcore progressions. My favourite tracks from the album were Penniless Pride and L.P.C; which both included heavy doom guitar riffage, as well as straight to the point no nonsense drumming. Both tracks also have very respectable and absolutely killer old school guitar solos, demanding huge respect from the Yeti. /,,/ /,,/

    Jamat-al-Maut is musically unique as well as some very powerful stuff. Each song is clearly and effectively fuelled by intense emotion,  with the band claiming its inspiration from "anger accumulated over time due to the fucked up conditions of living in Pakistan". While I cannot attest directly to their strife, Multinational Corporations very successfully voices their contempt for Pakistani as well as global society.  Listen to and grab a download of Multinational Corporations' Jamat-al-Maut below. As always also make sure to check them out on facebook @ /,,/

 - I enjoyed Multinational Corporations on all levels. Musically I really dig their fusion of grindcore, doom, and old school heavy metal and politically I share their disdain for the fucked up situation our planet finds itself in. This album is absolutely worth a listen. So get angry and commence the headbang!
-My Verdict
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4/5 - Anger fuelled crust at its finest!!

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