His vocals are the typcial black metal screech, but a little more juicy and bloody. This performance is very dull and lacking in every aspect of the black metal catalogue. The guitars are downtuned, and with that Swedish fuzz so typical of other bands of the same era, you definately know where and when this was created. Or Horror Film Fans who want to shock their parents ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ ---------- This is my first encounter with Marduk, it has become an instant favorite. The first real song 'Departure from the Mortals' even has a haunting keyboard intermezzo. We all know this part, it's when the girl plies the Holy Cross quite creatively, yet indecently.
It was longer and the flow of the last track into the extended portion of the album is beautiful and seriously badass! Despite what others say about this amazing band, i feel that this is a really good demo, much better than the later works that Marduk has performed and written. If interested in listening to Marduk i suggest this album but since it being rare and hard to attain, you will need either patience or Soulseek. It's basically a blur from start to end with only changes in tempo. This demo is one that no one should miss hearing and, I might even go so far as to say that it is superior to some of Marduk's later full-length studio albums. No Marduk doesnt top it, Bathorys version will always be much better than this cover, but still a good song to cover and i dont know of any other band who can outdo Marduk's cover of In Conspiracy With Satan. Stylistically, quite similar to Darkthrone's Soulside Journey. And the guitars, interesting riffs, very original.
Now more on the album, starts off with a rather hilarious sound clip from a movie, i would like to find out what movie this is because its damn funny, some guy yelling about fucking and Jesus etc while some girl cries. The drumming kicks arsch, never a dull moment. Now I'm going to have to admit that I haven't listened to any Bathory yet but if this track is anything to go by, I'm missing a hell of a lot. All three are great songs, very well-played. Even before you hear the music, this demo sparks curiosity with highly blasphemous artwork and song titles. While it can be quite fast and heavy, there are a lot of tempo changes.
The last track is Woman of Dark Desires, it to is also originally a track done by Bathory. While the vocals stand powerful and decent the rest of the album is very lacking in all aspects: Atmosphere, Harshness, and all that makes black metal what it is. It is back down to its normal, slow, pace. Definitely not true, Marduk uses climaxes in their music, the song begins with a slow pace, quickly builds up, everything is non peaceful. This further enhances the evil atmosphere of the album. The drumming has rather sharp quality to it, making it powerful and mean sounding.
This is what Marduk is all about, trying to shock people and be as bible bashing and as evil as they can be. Dark Endless is a pretty good track again and so is the first Bathory cover. As for the singing, also very interesting but still the common black metal vocals as usual, but, as i said interesting and quite good for a Swedish Black Metal group. Just a bunch of lame riffs, decent vocals, decent drumming, and the lack of atmosphere or anything that makes black metal interesting. Fuck Me Jesus probably has one of the most anti-Christian covers in the history of black metal and as you can imagine, that's up against some pretty stiff competition , not to mention the title itself. It's a lot worse here what a surprise and makes them sound even more grim here than on the album.
The intro is also the title track and, clocking at 38 seconds, it contains a sample from the first Exorcist movie. The main riff on this track is extremely catchy and the vocals are also excellent. What makes a difference are some occasional parts, melodic guitars, and of course the hellish vocals of Andreas. And what's more, this is not the Marduk that put out Those of the Unlight, what I feel is their best work. The last two songs are Bathory covers and they're both very enjoyable.
The sound of the guitars is really sharp and fuzzy. You can really hear that they are playing in a different style, more Black Metal sounding, faster, high pitched. Surprisingly this doesnt get old, you would think that it would, each song starting off less fast and at the end attaining the highest speed on the track, but it does not. Rest of this album, Fuck Me Jesus, is just amazing, this is the stuff black metal should be! After the normal tracks we come to a cover song of Bathorys, In Conspiracy With Satan. After hearing later marduk releases are even worse I'd suggest not bothering with this album much less the band. Andreas Axelsson is the vocalist on here, and he does an excellent job, I feel. Released June 1991 1991-06 Recorded June 1991 at , Length 12: 40 Marduk chronology Fuck Me Jesus 1991 1992 Fuck Me Jesus is the first by Swedish then- band.
Randomly Marduk seems to enjoy going fast then slowing down to a doom metal speed, picking it back up, and dropping yet again. And if, like me, you have the re-release with the bonus tracks you'll get the title track from the Dark Endless album as well as two Bathory covers: In Conspiracy With Satan and Women Of Dark Desires. Amazingly, the songs have quite a lot of real heaviness, and Marduk changes tempos quite often. Recommended to Marduk Fans and Black Metal Fans. Andreas Axxelsson's vocals are excellent on this debut, as is Morgan's guitar playing and the drums heard here are very similar to what we'll get on later Marduk albums the first few ones at least , although obviously with much worse production. For example, we hear use of diminished, minor, and harmonic minor scales, blast beats, tremolo picking, blasphemous lyrics and artwork, scratchy vocals, and last but not least, poor production quality. While it doesn't actually contain any exclusive tracks it's still an important part of Marduk's history and really shows them at their very beginning.
Plus, who can resist a cover with a naked woman sticking a crucifix up her pussy. This is one of their first demos, and it is certainly a big step towards that purpose. For the most part, this is grim death metal. This demo surprised me, I wasn't expecting any miracles based on the fact that this was Marduk's first attempt at recording music, but I was happily surprised to find that this is some of their best work to date. . Overall, this is not necessary, but highly enjoyable. So is Fuck Me Jesus worth getting? Most people say that all Marduk is just plain out boring, overly fast the entire time, and poor drumming, is this true for Fuck Me Jesus? All other Marduk albums completely fail to overshadow this demo's style.
Pure climaxe in the music of Marduk. What really stands out here however is Women Of Dark Desires. It can slow down to Doom Metal pace and then break out into blast beats again. The bass is quite prominent, which leads to a low, dark overall sound. It was recorded and mixed at Gorysound Studios, and released in June 1991.