(8/10) It feels like a trend that Swiss rock and metal outfit name themselves for mountains. Gotthard was the first group that appeared on the scene and now we get Matterhorn. You can already start to wonder whi‘s next. Piz Buin or Eiger?
While eleborating about this fundamental question in life it‘s maybe a good thing to check out what Matterhorn has in the offer.
„Crass Cleansing“ is a choice for noise. In tradition of band like Celtic Frost and Bölzer it‘s Matterhorn releasing a brutal metal assault that takes metal to its extreme. „Crass Cleansing“ comes with an archaic simplicity. Heavily down-tuned guitars dominate the fury that comes with this album. Songs like „Teenage Emperors“ and the merciless „The Hornless“ might not be milestones in filigree, but they belong to ruthless metal in perfection.
Matterhorn surprised me in a very positive way. Outside of any commercial interest these guys do their thing. Sonic chaos can‘t be done more structured than what you get with „Crass Cleansing“. This album definitaly has a wow factor.
02. Violent Success
03. Noch Nicht Nichts
04. Teenage Emperors
05. Parabol Dreams
06. The Hornhead
07. Tongues of Babel
08. Of All I Was
Label: Iron Bonehead
Genre: Extreme Metal
Release Date EU: June 15th, 2018