Although an otherwise "new" band, the creator behind BLACKOSH is a dyed-in-the-wool veteran of the metal underground: Petr "Blackie" Hošek, a founding member of pioneering black metallers Root, and who was an integral songwriter for most of that band's existence. With BLACKOSH, Hošek here returns to the nom de plume he used during Root's most classic albums, Zjevení and Hell Symphony, and in essence nearly returns to those halcyon days of the early '90s, when the energy of newness was in the air and creativity was unchained and wide open for those who wanted to take the black torch further. Whores, Booze & Black Metal brims with that same electricity, a black METAL record that stomps 'n' surges with an addictive catchiness - and much like its title, there's no small amount of devilish fun to be had. However, BLACKOSH is more than simply a "retro" trip or retread of past glories. If anything, the manner in which these almost-anthems are rendered - cold, dead, even industrialized - bespeaks a desire to assault the listener with the most un-human of textures, drawing a line in the sand between party time and nuclear fallout. Whores, Booze & Black Metal: the gateway drug of BLACKOSH, but one that leads to DEATH.