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|3.0 good||GamamJ | April 22nd 20|
A selection of great songs off the debut with a much better mix.
|3.5 great||zaruyache | February 6th 17|
war mehtl death metal die fire satann
|3.0 good||mkamrass | June 16th 13|
Nothing special for Black Metal. It was kind of boring. Not much more to say.
|4.0 excellent||pentagram | September 17th 10|
excellent,best release by them i think.however blasphemy did not coin the term war metal, that was something thrust upon this style in the late 90's to difference it from what is called black metal today, back then they called themselves black metal.
|5.0 classic||Malfeitor | July 1st 08|
Blood Upon the Altar is an indispensable classic that spawned waves upon waves of imitators. It is probably the best place to start for Blasphemy, Gods of War being more extreme and Fallen Angel of Doom having worse production.
The lyrics deal with war, blasphemy and the Satanic Ritual Abuse controversy that originated in Ross Bay and was at its most famous at the time this demo was written and released. The music blends grind, death metal and black metal to create what Blasphemy themselves termed as 'war metal' - a genre that would later form a more unique identity in the mid to late 90s.
There is an emphasis placed on the soundscape introductions to the songs, all of them rasps over keyboards, although they are throwaways at best.
|3.5 great||EnJay | September 5th 20|
|3.0 good||Azog | September 1st 20|
|4.0 excellent||jfish226 | November 25th 19|
|3.0 good||blou52 | October 28th 19|
|3.5 great||lorr | January 24th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Fear | December 9th 17|
|4.0 excellent||Vetimus | February 5th 16|
|5.0 classic||HoB | July 21st 15|
|2.5 average||Aion | March 12th 15|
|3.5 great||adr | January 17th 15|
|4.0 excellent||Faustus | December 21st 14|
|4.5 superb||Hawks | January 8th 13|
|4.0 excellent||feav233 | November 20th 10|
|4.0 excellent||kount | July 31st 10|
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