Blaspherian
Infernal Warriors Of Death


4.0
excellent

Review

by The Writer Ov This Review USER (49 Reviews)
March 8th, 2011 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Sick, disgusting, vile, putrid, sinister, scummified, death metal

Since Blaspherian's inception in 2004 this group of Texan's have been steadily slaying everything in the path. Their latest release Infernal Warriors of Death is no exception. This is one of the most sinister sounding death metal records that come to mind in recent memory. Being a fan of the bands past material it is exciting to see them finally drop a full-length, and after listening, just like with past releases this leaves the listener wanting more. Prepare yourself for a wretched slab of old school death.

The guitar tone is riddled with distortion and is very relentless, it sounds as though mounds of mud are being catapulted out of their amps straight into your ear. There is little room for soloing throughout the record and while this may turn some off it really gives it a more consistent, brutal sound. The lack of solos also adds to the already dense vibe that Infernal Warriors of Death gives off. The playing follows closely to the typical formula, crushing riffs followed by tremolo picked sections. Instead of just constantly throwing riffs out there and seeing what sticks the band utilizes them to create the evil atmosphere that fills the near forty minute playtime. It is rare that you will hear a melody seep though the cracks of this brutal slab of old school death but when it does it works. On tracks like "Infernal Warriors of Death" one can hear a brief example of this, it would be interesting to hear what the band could do if they incorporated this more often but it would be difficult to maintain the heaviness that makes this release so great.

The vocals come straight from the depths of hell. In fact it wouldn't be to hard to convince one that Lord Apollyon is satan himself. There is very little variation in vocal style aside from the occasional scream layered over the growls. So, all in all the vocal performance is pretty straightforward and pummeling from start to finish. The drumming here is fantastic. Rather than just constant blasting we hear many slow, creeping rhythms throughout. That's not to say that there is no blasting involved. Matt Mayhem can destroy the listener's face in an instant when it is necessary.

Overall this is nothing that you haven't heard before. With that being said Blaspherian is one of the only bands that can capture this sound and not become dull after a solid thirty minutes. Don't go into this expecting to have your mind blown but expect to be crushed, dismembered, and sacrificed for satan during this vicious onslaught of death metal. Highly recommended for all the fans of the old school filth.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
combustion07
March 8th 2011


5388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh yeah

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2011


16448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great album

Digging: Swallowed - Lunarterial

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2011


28700 Comments


god what an awesom band name

Digging: Jessie Ware - Tough Love

combustion07
March 8th 2011


5388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Is it just me of is this cover extremely similar to Dawn of Possession?

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2011


16448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

A bit, with the whole demons slaying angels thing yeah, but I think the cover here is better.

Hawks
March 8th 2011


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I need this. The EP was pretty damn good.

combustion07
March 8th 2011


5388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, this is just as awesome as the EP

Hawks
March 8th 2011


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Downloading now.

ShadowRemains
March 8th 2011


21156 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ugh

Digging: Execration (NOR) - Morbid Dimensions

Cesaro
March 8th 2011


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's so good

Ire
March 8th 2011


41805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

not gonna listen now

FadeToBlack
March 8th 2011


11034 Comments


just listen to that _____tion album instead

BallsToTheWall
March 8th 2011


44713 Comments


I'm gonna be a infernal warrior of death for Halloween.

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ShadowRemains
March 8th 2011


21156 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i already am an infernal warrior of death

BallsToTheWall
March 8th 2011


44713 Comments


Needs moar corpse paint and kilt



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