Heathen Beast – The Drowning Of The Elephant God – EP Review
Reviewed by: Sunny Sarkar
Just when the country was waking up every dawn enrolling themselves to nu-age metal and heavy bass culture….Mumbai thought different again.Three dudes from the busiest city in the country comes up with an EP full of eargasmic extreme black metal tracks..A lot of them may not have a sweet tooth for this genre anymore but this EP(The Drowning Of The Elephant God) forces to end the saturation level really giving a touch of the relentless modern day activities…Whatever experimentation this band has done processing the EP must be an influence for learners..Fusing Tabla,Pakhwaaj,Percussions with grind blast beats and extreme technical playing this band has proved over and over again that they have been right on top of the Mumbai BM scene….Reason must be their wide spectrum of thinking…thinking out of the box…just like their EP and the songs contained in them has a very different concept than any other band.Highly potraying the Indian Culture…these atheist boys write their songs against the human nature,beliefs,rituals whch prevailed since the Vedic Age..They consider Immersion Of Deities as “Contamination of Ganges” and thus the name of the second track in the EP..The third and the last song in the EP talks about the sacrifice of innocent animals “IN THE NAME OF GOD” …..
Technically,the EP is way way better than many other black metal acts in the country…It is very much to the point without any nonsense.Noticable is the way these guys came up with a very fresh sound..non-influenced but yes very influential..Indian Black Metal rises for these dudes..flabbergasting depiction of the Indian culture like never before…With Indian classical fusion adhering themselves to grave blasts..and some serious shredding making way for extreme black vocals this 3 piece BM band is one which believes solely
that the only power that drives human beings is Karma..the concept of God and Idol Worship being wastes…Wondering about originality??? Go check Heathen Beast for a change..hails
Heathen Beast is the formation of three.
Carvaka who believes religion was invented and made up by men, having no divine authority.
Samkhya who denies the existence of God.
Mimamsa who rejects the notion of God and says that human action itself is enough to create the necessary circumstances for the enjoyment of its fruits.