Twisted Minds - Underground Reviews

lördag 7 juli 2018


Artist: Perkulatory
Released: 2017-07-07
Style: Death Metal
Runtime: 22:27

Let us move forward to Stockholm, Sweden, where three highly enthusiastic musicians, which in 2014 chose to tame the subgenres of Death Metal to highlight the new trend of Coffee Drinking Metal; PERKULATORY- Sounds pretty Metal, ey? Yeah, sure it does. Perkulatory is more Metal than Dale Cooper and Nocturno Culto everyday whatsoever. Maybe not blacker, but deadlier than the blackest coffee in a moonless night (Oh yes, there are many Twin Peaks references here).

Now they've finally released their awaited debut album, Chronic Caffeine Dependence. Coffee Grinder, Java Lord and Unexpected Visitor brings us seven songs with a total of 23 minutes brewing time. A concentrated decoction of brutality with no milk or sugar added.

You morons who don't like humorous music, such as Birdflesh, Cannabis Corpse, Ghoul or Austrian Death Machine may not appreciate the lyrics, but as a death metal fanatic in general, you can hardly resist the musical aspects featuring cookie buzzing guitars, neck-breaking drumbeats and intestinal rotated bass-slappings and different vocalists from coffee-filled stomach wolvings to pyrosis crows - And ofcourse, some quotes/samples can be recognizable from 'Twin Peaks', as well as 'Package Tour or Can You Get Fish and Chips at the Flamenco'?

The disc has already spun about twentyfive times since the record hit my mailbox. This is crazy, and I sincerely hope that this is just the beginning of a long journey for Perkulatory. They are really experienced when it comes to song writing and the theme about coffee just makes it even better. I really like the members' choice of outfit, it represents the correct picture of the band's appearance. They fully focus on the subject and this is something that would be fun to experience live. If Nifelheim likes to throw meatballs on stage, what would not be better than having a sea of coffee sweeping over our body? Really refreshing and gives us more energy to mosh a little extra.

The album's artwork by artist Łukasz Jaszak speaks plainly. A mutated coffee drinker who pimples coffee as a crazy drug addict, and it's not an exaggeration when I mention that Sweden with the Swedes drinks the second most coffee in the world. The country that is at its peak is Finland. So now it's up to us to show which ones are the real Java champions?!

My advice is that you, like me, grab a cup of coffee (Arvid Nordqvist is the real deal), visit Perkulatory's bandcamp, raise your cup in the air and order a copy or three of this amazing record and listen to it in a frenetic high volume. Because if you like your Death Metal hard-boiled, scratched and swedish, this is the definitive option for you. That's a damn good cup of coffee!


Java Lord - Bass, Guitars, Vocals
Coffee Grinder - Guitars, Vocals
Unexpected Visitor - Vocals (lead)

Label: Independent
Country: Sweden



Editor of and writer for Twisted Minds. Swedish consumer who collects odd articles and marries all abnormal creativities, whether it's music, film or literature. Former owner and writer for Surreal Goryfication and Goregasmic Cinema Magazine.