Review Summary: I wonder what restaurant sells human pancakes.
Coffins should've been out on the Japanese coast during the tsunami of 2011, for this rotten, sickening slab of death/doom generates a sound so massive and bludgeoning that it probably could have repelled the waves. The Other Side of Blasphemy
is an exercise in steam-rolling the sh*t out of anyone that dares to venture near, approach at your own risk (preferably with protective gear of some sort).
Upon passing go (and possibly collecting two hundred dollars), brash, thunderous riffage blasts out the rear end as such death/doom cornerstones as Ziyadah
, Into Darkness
and Mental Funeral
are channeled in the opening track, "Blood and Bone". Smashing bodies into pulp is undoubtedly the main goal that Coffins seeks to fulfill as they roll along at a medium pace through galloping drum lines and a bass with the bottom end near the edge of the universe. Adding on to this, vocalist Uchino's hurling, blood-soaked bellow of a grunt wrings out the sham-wow of terribly crushing musicianship with the occasional upper-pitched shriek or wallow from bassist Koreeda, which create a sense of uncertainty and unpredictability from time to time.
The sound will also slow to a wretched crawl as expected and positively bury those who are false or unprepared under a mountain of destructive excrement. Ravaging through relentless calls back to the classics and a production job so filthy it could give Musta Seremonia
a run for its money, this monstrosity is simplistic in its method, but devastating in its execution, to everything around it.
Above is a warning to those who dare give this album a spin, it is not meant to be taken lightly, it is meant to be taken like an asteroid about to crash into the planet. The Other Side of Blasphemy
is a modern death/doom essential and anyone taking an interest to this type of madness ought to give it a listen, but for the love of Satan don't come crying to me when this motherf*cker levels your house like a mega-thrust earthquake.