Blaspherian
Infernal Warriors of Death


4.5
superb

Review

by prozak USER (1 Reviews)
March 1st, 2011 | 61 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Revisiting the past without simply re-hashing it, Blaspherian combine old school death metal influences into a new spirit. The result creates a foreboding atmosphere of a cavernous descent into evil, disciplining the chaos of old school death metal and gi

Revisiting the past without simply re-hashing it, Blaspherian wrap old school death metal influences around a new spirit. Where older death metal was chaotic, Blaspherian seeks to create an atmosphere of primitive but deliberate, brooding and subversive evil.

Detuned riffs thunder through each song in uniquely "death metal" song structures, in which the progression of riffs defines the passage of the song, and lyrics sort of hop around trying to catch up. Main songwriter Wes Weaver, previously of Imprecation, likes to knit together riffs in such a way that each successive riff either elaborates on the previous theme or provides dramatic contrast. The result is like a cavernous journey through the bowels of the earth in search of unspeakable evil.

Influenced by a wide range of old school bands in both the USA and Europe such as Obituary, Incantation, Deicide, Immolation and Asphyx, this Texas band create a style of rhythmic death metal with overtones of doom. Percussion takes a central role, clearly borrowing influences from early Incantation, matching a vocal performance that seems inspired by the first two Immolation records. In the foreground Weaver's bassy guitar churns a constant roar that blots out all else, using simple riffs together to make a foreboding atmosphere. There are no guitar solos which increases the feeling of detachment.

"Infernal Warriors of Death" is detached, inhuman, and massively evil. While it pays tribute to the past, it does so with its own voice, and so does not fall under the heading of the clones of yesteryear that are now popular. Instead, it treats death metal like a timeless and universal voice, and through it finds a voice of its own.


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BallsToTheWall
March 1st 2011


44805 Comments


Good review, you sold me with your enthusiasm.

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HenchmanOfSanta
March 1st 2011


1924 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I've heard this is Immolation worship. Might get it.

vanderb0b
March 1st 2011


3473 Comments


Your summary is too long, it gets cut off in the middle of a word. Aside from that, review is pretty good. I'll check this out, it seems like something that I'd really like.

ShadowRemains
March 1st 2011


21619 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

NEED

Grimlin
March 1st 2011


880 Comments


word is, this is chock full 'o satan

Dryden
March 1st 2011


13262 Comments


album rules

Ovrot
March 1st 2011


10554 Comments


How much satan is in this album?
I require at least 84% satan for me to listen.

BallsToTheWall
March 1st 2011


44805 Comments


That is a substantial yet appropriate amount of satan to listen to in a death metal album. Yes, how much satan does this record possess?

qwe3
March 1st 2011


21368 Comments


ohhhh sweeeeet

jingledeath
March 2nd 2011


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yum

Anthracks
March 2nd 2011


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this is completely rehashing the past. this style of death metal is so fucking tired and commonplace and this album adds nothing new to what other bands have done better

I've heard this is Immolation worship. Might get it.


sounds nothing like immolation. the only thing in common is the cover

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alachlahol
March 2nd 2011


7515 Comments


lots of upside down crosses and the mention of evil and death in almost every track

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 2nd 2011


16478 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Liked this a lot.

NEED

Yes, you do.

ZippaThaRippa
March 2nd 2011


2443 Comments


Rasputin is probably stoked.

Hyperbore
March 8th 2011


856 Comments


"Lies of the Cross" is such a goddamn heavy song.

But Anthracks is right, this would have been much better if only it had accordions and random female vocals in the middle of screamo breakdowns.

alachlahol
March 14th 2011


7515 Comments


yo i was expecrting true evil and i got a bunch of cockmockery

TheSpirit
March 14th 2011


18001 Comments


if this isn't really, really evil i will be mad

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alachlahol
March 14th 2011


7515 Comments


yo its half mast evil if my dick was fully evil than this is only 2 inches of evil if u know what im sayin

ShadowRemains
March 14th 2011


21619 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what is equal to ur dick in evilness then?

alachlahol
March 14th 2011


7515 Comments


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