For over ten years, VON was this strange, kvltier-than-thou band that was absolutely shrouded in mystery; and if you were a metalhead of any real degree, then Satanic Blood was required listening. Nevermind how objectively bad it was. It was pure, distilled, tin-shedded, blackened hatred recorded to tape. It was also from Northern California of all places…
Anyway, it was like a decade before VON actually resurfaced and started talking to underground mega-label Nuclear War Now. They put out some more stuff, but never really captured that hyper-elusive atmosphere of outsider kids making outsider music; for better or worse.
They dropped a new track yesterday on their Bandcamp page, and I’m just gonna leave it to you guys to act as judge, jury, and exxxecutioner on this one. My verdict? Totally forgettable, unfortunately. It’s an advance single, though, which means the upcoming album could be genuinely evil.
(pssssst…if you’re fileshare-savvy, you can easily find the Satanic Blood demo from 1992 in time for some Saturday night bloodshed! Highly-rec’d.)- CrimeZone20xx