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KONAD – ‘Irae Dei’ Review

konadTranslated, the album title is “Wrath of God” and Portuguese Crust/Thrash Punk band Konad have crafted the perfect title for their album. The band has been kicking around in one form or another since the 1990s with a few periods of inactivity. This album represents the third wave of the band and, oh boy, are they good!

Opening with a minute long instrumental that Anti-Sect would have been proud of the band launches into Predestinaaao a powerhouse of a song that has elements of the aforementioned Anti-Sect as well as Amebix and Rudimentary Peni. Next up is the title track that continues the onslaught with some fast paced guitar work supporting the screamed vocals – you can feel the “wrath of god” emanating from every pore of the band.

Enclaustro Mental is a little more bass heavy with some tight and intricate chord changes but it’s still real fast and lights up with a searing guitar solo. 4 tracks in and I’m searching for the bands tour dates! The band recruited new bass player and drummer and they provide a really solid platform for the guitar and vocals.konad

Um Veneno translates as “a poison” and is 82 seconds of rage and energy. The entire album is extremely well produced and very well delivered by the entire band who really can play. Crimes de Guerra is one of my favorites on the album as it introduces some churning riffs and guitar solos, drum breaks and great vocals.

The songs are fast and furious and most are sub 3 minutes in length. Apocalipse one of the slower tempo efforts with some great guitar work before again upping the pace after the intro.

The album concludes with Inverno Nuclear another aural assault and by now Konad have me convinced that they are a band who knows exactly how communicate the wrath of god…if you like your punk crusty, thrashy, fast and powerful with angry screamed vocals, you just have to check them out!

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Stumpy – Punk Online




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