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Naked Whipper – Moloch-Acid Orgy / 7″ [Re-Release]

naked whipper – moloch-acid orgy / 7″ [re-release]

Together with the re-issue of the bands’ first and only album, ‘Painstreaks’, Iron Bonehead Productions releases this compilation of both the ‘Moloch-Acid Orgy’ 12″ (1995, Nova) and the self-titled 7″ EP (1993, United Forces Records). Both vinyl releases are considered some of the most cult and most sought-after releases from the German underground scene. About time that these recordings are made available again.

This compilation starts with the six tracks of the ‘Moloch-Acid Orgy’ 12″. This is the sound I associate mostly with Naked Whipper, a whole lot more vicious in both the use of vocals and the guitar sound. ‘Painstreaks’ sounds much more massive and heavy, which does fit a bit better with the ‘sado grind metal’-term that is often used to characterize the Naked Whipper sound. But personally, I prefer these faster songs and the somewhat rawer sound. The three songs from the 7″ EP are even rawer and faster and sound wonderfully gritty and as far as I’m concerned these versions are superior to the ones that eventually ended up on the album (‘Pagan Pussy Gore Intruder’, ‘Hyperincest’ and ‘Anal Queen’). To me, this compilation is the more enjoyable of the two Naked Whipper reissues, due to the roughness and aggression in the songs, these do add an extra dimension. The cleaner production also makes the songs sound brighter, in contrast to the darker production of ‘Painstreaks’.

Iron Bonehead Productions has done well to reissue these songs, it’s a shame they were left unavailable for such a long time. In any case, it has made me want to pull out my old 12″ again as well and save Naked Whipper from oblivion. But Dominus A.S. (Alex Schulze) will make sure of that himself, as he revived the band in 2021. (FelixS)