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'Post Mortal Coital Fixation'
(Comatose Music)

jools green

Brutal slam death Metal is not a genre normally associate with Norway. One tends to think of New York, Texas or Moscow as the main centres for this genre however this has not held back Oslo's Kraanium who have carved their place in this extreme genre and just released their third full length in eleven years, 'Post Mortal Coital Fixation'.

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This latest offering, the follow up to 2008s 'Ten Acts Of Sickening Perversity' and 2009s 'The Art Of Female Sodomy' is a chunk of twelve brutal songs, which stands well beside these previous two equally extreme offerings. However despite its extreme nature the vicious down tuned slamming also has a hypnotic quality to it which makes for compelling listening.

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As is a common feature of this genre, a few of the tracks, including the opening track 'Post Mortal Fixation', have the added interest of audio samples as either an intro or outro. These also serve to put a certain perspective on what might be just considered a brutal track, as with 'Compulsive Mutilation Disorder' or on others such as 'Crack Whore Pounding' where it is just there to add extra entertainment and a touch of humour.

Unusually for slam death Metal, Martin Funderud preserves some of the lyrics in select places rather than the usual indecipherable growls and squeals associated with this genre, such as on 'Baptized In Boiling Sewage' and 'Coprophagial Asphyxiation' which also has very effective use of tempo change to maintain the listener's interest.

The album ends with an admirable cover of Abominable Putridity's 'Entrails Full Of Vermin', not quite as good as the original but a worthy tribute and an effort to be proud of.

This will never be music for the masses and I think Kraanium would never want it to be. This album is definitely aimed at the discerning Metaller with an ear for the extreme.

Despite it's brutality it doesn't intrude or totally take over your mind, also Kraanium keep it basic, concentrating on an overall sound that is brimming with energy. I loved the cover art, a gory yet amusing insight into the contents of the album.

'Post Mortal Coital Fixation' is out now on Comatose Music.




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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