This is a review of a 1986 compilation that is called "Warfare Noise" which was originally released by Congumelo Records and has Chakal, Mutilator, Sarcofago and Holocausto all extreme metal bands from Brazil and was re-issued in 2013 by Greyhaze Records and we will start off the review with Chakal a band that played and early form of death/thrash metal.
"Cursed Cross" opens up with some distorted and evil noises as well as demonic growls kicking in and a few seconds later heavy death/thrash guitar riffs began their assault along with drums and then the music goes into a faster direction mixed in with high pitched screams and as time goes on by guitar solos become a part of the song briefly and then the music alternates back and forth between mid paced and fast parts as well as closing with a powerful sounding bass riff.
"Mr. Jesus Christ" begins with heavy thrash metal guitar riffs along with some drums shortly after that which also leads up to some early death metal growls that also takes the music into a faster direction as well as mixing fast and mid paced parts together, halfway through the song guitar leads start to kick in for a short time until returning back to the regular guitar riffing.
Song lyrics cover anti christian themes, while the production has the classic raw and primitive sound early Brazilian metal bands where known for having.
In my opinion Chakal where a very great sounding early death/thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this underrated band,. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Cursed Cross".
Next up is Mutilator a band that played another early death/thrash metal band.
"Believers Of Hell" starts up with heavy guitar riffs along with some drums before going into a more brutal death/thrash direction along with some growls and a minute later the music goes into a more mid paced German style thrash direction before speeding up again and adding in a guitar solos which appear for a few seconds until the heavy guitar rhythms close the song.
"Nuclear Holocaust" kicks in with fast, evil and dirty guitar riffs along with some growls and the song goes for a fast direction as well as adding in evil screams, as time goes on by their is a brief use of mid paced sections being mixed in with the faster parts as well as some early death metal guitar leads which add to the extreme mature of the music.
Song lyrics cover darkness and war themes, while the production has a very distorted, heavy and raw sound to it in true underground 80's metal tradition.
In my opinion Mutilator where another great sounding death/thrash metal band and if you are a fan of true 80's underground metal, you should check them out. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Nuclear Holocaust".
Next up is Sarcofago the most well known band on this split and a huge influence on the black/war metal scene.
"Recrucify" comes in with sound effects and demonic growls and the song is more of an intro and closes with some high pitched screams.
"The Black Vomit" breaks in with fast, raw and primitive guitar riffs, drums and black/death metal growls as well as mixing in a variety of many different riffs while also remaining fast, which also leads up to the vocals getting more demonic, as time goes on by guitar solos start making their presence known and then blast beats start kicking in, in addition a melodic scream can also be heard briefly towards the end.
"Satanas" hits it off with fast, dark, heavy and dark sounding guitar riffs along with blasting beats, deep growls and a few seconds of melodic screams, as time goes on by the music gets more diverse along with a brief guitar lead and then it is back to the faster elements and demonic vocals.
Song lyrics cover Satanism and Anti Christian themes, while the production has a very dirty, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion these songs Sarcofago add to the split are some of their best material, and if you want to learn the roots of black/war metal, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Black Vomit".
Closing the split is Holocausto a band that played an early form of black/thrash metal.
"Destruicao Nucler" is introduced with fast, heavy, raw and primitive guitar riffs along with drums and deep growls and as time goes on by the music alternates between mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear a small amount of blast beats and bass guitars that get heavy for a few seconds.
"Escarro Naplam" which is also the last song on the album begins with drums along with some fast, and heavy guitar riffs shortly after that as well as growls becoming a part of the mix, a couple of minutes later there is a brief use of guitar leads and then the song goes back to the classic black/thrash sound.
Song lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover war themes, while the production is in the same direction as all of the previous mentioned bands.
In my opinion Holocausto where a very great sounding early black/thrash metal and if you want to learn the roots of true underground metal, give this band a chance. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Escarro Naplam".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding compilation and I would recommend it to all fans of death, black and thrash metal. RECOMMENDED BUY.