Band: Thy Feeble Saviour
Album: And Darkness Fell
Released date: March 23rd, 2018
Genre: Black Metal
Country: United States
Label: Hells Headbangers Records
Thy Feeble Saviour is an abhorrent black metal duo hailing from Clute City in the Brazoria County of Texas in the U.S.A. The band was originally a one-man project formed by Francisco Pulido (former bass player for the U.S. black/death metal act, Morbosidad) in 2004 until Matt Heffner joined him and handled drums in 2015 with the release of the demo “Blasphemic Disgust”. They Feeble Saviour had a short stint as a one-man act, releasing a three-track demo in 2004 called “And the Vomit Shall Spill Forth…” and a split record with another American band, playing under the genre of black metal/noise, named Jhesu Masturbator in 2006 called “Industrial Blackness”.
The band then had a hiatus for eight years and became active again in 2015 where it became a two-man band with the addition of Matt in the lineup. By 2016 the band had again put out a split with a U.S. based death metal band named Ruin. The split was released via Headsplit Records and it is titled “Ruin / Thy Feeble Saviour”. After fourteen years of existence, Thy Feeble Saviour had finally unleashed its debut studio offering in the form of “And Darkness Fell” last March 23rd of 2018 under the banner of Hells Headbangers Records.
What this latest offering hold is a thirty one-minute and ten-second long material of pulverizing and blazing old school death/black metal in the vein of Demoncy, Havohej, and Profanatica. Francisco Pulido is very sensational in handling the guitar, bass, and his delivery in the vocal department in this debut album. Francisco had only provided simple and straightforward riffs in “And Darkness Fell” but these riffages comes with a primal savagery that is only matched by a few extreme metal acts in the scene.
Pulido had also allotted a very crushing bass line. The bass’ sound is enthrallingly present throughout the material and while it doesn’t have much to offer, it is still compelling to hear as it had produced a buzzing sound underneath all the chaos in this sort of black metal music. Francisco’s vocal delivery in the album is unearthly and preternatural. He spews forth a grating outburst of harsh and croaking extreme metal vocal work that will leave the listeners distress and will leave their minds in a state of anxiousness.
Heffner‘s drum work in this debut album is full of get-up-and-go feistiness. The dude does not disappoint in producing some debauched and savage drumming as he batters the drum kit with a zestful force which glues the whole record together in generating a whole repugnant and revolting experience. The album’s production is what one would expect in an offering coming out from the black metal genre. I like that it gives an added kick and grit to the overall output of the material.
All in all, this right here is an album worthy of picking up and keeping in your collection rack. This just made me more excited to hear more from Thy Feeble Saviour‘s repulsive, profane, and sacrilegious black metal music in the near future. I really just can’t get enough of the records that Hells Headbangers Records are releasing these days. They just know what bands to pick and add to their roster.
Originally featured on Metalegion Magazine issue #3