Rape of the Bastard Nazarene

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Rape of the Bastard Nazarene
Akercocke - Rape of the Bastard Nazarene.jpg
Studio album by Akercocke
Released 28 December 1999
Genre Blackened death metal
Length 39:20
Label Goat of Mendes
Akercocke chronology
Rape of the Bastard Nazarene
The Goat of Mendes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! favourable[2]
Terrorizer favourable[3]

Rape of the Bastard Nazarene is the debut studio album by English blackened death metal band Akercocke. It was released on 28 December 1999, through the band's own record label Goat of Mendes.

Musical style[edit]

AllMusic described the album's style as "an interesting mix of two musical styles that don't often go together. About half of Rape of the Bastard Nazarene [...] consists of utterly standard-issue death metal, complete with whiplash tempos, hyperspeed blast drumming and the often comical 'death growl' vocals. The other half of the album is doomy, synth-heavy post-punk, seemingly influenced by the likes of Killing Joke and (especially on the unexpectedly melodic, catchy "Marguerite & Gretchen") Pornography-era Cure."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Declaration" 0:09
2. "Hell" 4:20
3. "Nadja" 2:57
4. "The Goat" 2:30
5. "Marguerite & Gretchen" 6:59
6. "Sephiroth Rising" (instrumental) 1:11
7. "Zuleika" 4:12
8. "Conjuration" 1:57
9. "Il Giardino di Monte Oliveto Maggiore" 4:01
10. "Justine" 5:12
66. "The Blood Of Khaos" 2:12

Tracks 11–13 are songs by Salem Orchid, and can be found on the re-issue. Originally released on audio demo tape in 1991, Mendonça and Gray composed and recorded these songs with guitarist Stephen Wood.


  1. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. "Rape of the Bastard Nazarene – Akercocke : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Everley, Dave (19 May 2001). "[Kerrang! review]". Kerrang! (853). 
  3. ^ Whalen, Gregory (August 1999). "[Terrorizer review]". Terrorizer (69).