Antichrist (Canada)
Sacrament of Blood


4.5
superb

Review

by MalleusMaleficarum USER (4 Reviews)
March 14th, 2012 | 89 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Blasphemy at its finest

Generally speaking, modern death death metal is a disappointment. Most bands are taking the route of ultra-clean production, sampled drum sounds, and a ***ty copycat guitar tone / "riffing style". You can forget about all of that when you listen to Antichrist. From the opening sample of what sounds like multiple horror movies mashed together (but most notably the Exorcist), you’re in for quite a ride.


Sacrament of Blood is blasphemy at its finest. The production is loud, raw and cacophonous; the grinding tremolo-picked guitar riffs sound a lot like high-powered chainsaws working their way through human bone and the drums sound equally menacing, as if they are fighting for position at the front of the mix. Tasteful fills can be heard on tracks like ‘Chopped and Chewed’ and ‘Bestial Sacrifice’. Every track here is pushing forward at all times. There’s a natural momentum within this album which is hard to explain. Aside from the samples (‘Sacrament of Blood’, ‘Bestial Sacrifice’ , ‘His Majesty Commands’) which open a few tracks, you’re in for twenty-four minutes of demon beasts picking you limb from limb with fast paced (but not technical) riffing. They will also season your dismembered body with a handful of tasty grooves and spices.


The vocalist for Antichrist is an animal. Or a demon man sent from hell. I haven’t decided yet. Either way, after you listen to ‘Unholy Devourment’ and ‘Severed Goat’s Head’, it might be hard not to compare these vocals to a certain Worm. He growls, belches, screams and devours everything in his path. Overall, appreciating the vocal performance on this album is certainly one of the keys to unlocking the true experience which is Sacrament of Blood. It’s also nice that we get to hear the bass guitar at times (admittedly, not often enough, but those guitars are just SO LOUD) because it really does sound great as well.

Antichrist has put together one of the top 3 death metal releases of 2011 with Sacrament of Blood. Those who consider themselves a fan of the genre should give it a spin, especially if you enjoy a raw and non-polished style of production on your death metal.


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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2012


19687 Comments


nowhere near 4.5/5 but gj

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

but its a 4.5 for me bro

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

sup dude

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sickened by Holy Host?

MO
March 14th 2012


19880 Comments


niiiice reppin' the canada metal

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2012


19687 Comments


you should spin some blasphemy and see why this isnt a 4.5

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"you should spin some blasphemy and see why this isnt a 4.5"



i knew i was rating it generously, but didn't realize you were gonna be such a hard head about it BRO

TheSpirit
March 14th 2012


18720 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice review, nice album, nice recs







nice

Digging: Arizmenda - Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hyperion do you listen to any of the 4 bands i put in the recommendation box for the review?

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"nice review, nice album, nice recs







nice"



thanks man

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2012


19687 Comments


im just tryin to broaden your horizons bro its all for satan in the end

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i can get behind that

Adabelle
March 14th 2012


4283 Comments


Woaaha, Malleus review, dsc

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

dsc? Dirty South Crew?

Adabelle
March 14th 2012


4283 Comments


Don't know if you're playing me (but it ends in cray in case you weren't).

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

you know where the door is, Anabelle.

Adabelle
March 14th 2012


4283 Comments


D-d-d-d-d-daaaaaaaayum gurl.

KILL
March 14th 2012


74378 Comments


cool review

Aids
March 14th 2012


24184 Comments


great review. no idea why I read a review on some random dm band but I think I saw Canada on the front page and got excited. good read though, pos for sure.

MalleusMaleficarum
March 14th 2012


15604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks guys



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