If you’re like me, chances are if the name “Ilsa” somehow comes up in conversation, thoughts immediately turn to the triptych of ridiculous 70s Nazi exploitation films Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS, Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks and Ilsa: the Tigress of Siberia. If you’re really down with your B-movie trivia and haven’t left your parents’ basement since the Bush I administration, your thoughts might even shift to what was supposed to be the climactic closer to the Ilsa series, the never-officially released Ilsa Meets Bruce Lee in the Devil’s Triangle.
Ilsa, the DC/Maryland-based sludge demons may have a fight on their hands, but with their Intoxicantations album, are making valiant stabs at altering your immediate thought processes. Instead of pnumatic-breasted, sadistic blondes, when you hear the name Ilsa, they want you to think of a miserable mainline injection of Celtic Frost, Burning Witch, Eyehategod and satanic rituals. It’s going to be a tough, uphill battle and they’re going to need all the help they can get, so we present a stream of said album. Here’s your opportunity to listen repeatedly and see how long it takes you before Ilsa becomes synoymous with brutality and beards…

…instead of Dyanne Thorne and these:

Intoxicantations is available from A389 Records.