Blaspherian – Infernal Warriors of Death

by Enda Miller
March 3, 2011 –
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Blaspherian improve upon their promising debute Allegiance to the Will of Damnation, sharpening their focus by developing riffs as themes, stacking multiple variations of a similar idea and then slaughtering it with counter-themes. In the best tradition of death metal, these songs make sense once you’ve heard all the riffs in sequence, but you would not think they’d fit together if you heard them separately. This gestalt allows Blaspherian to create a deepening atmosphere of cavernous doom, using the time-worn technique of old school death metal bands but wrapping it around a new spirit, one in which evil is deliberate and contemplative instead of chaotic. Through this evolution we see Blaspherian staying true to the old school, but allowing gentle influence from the developments of black metal and more recent maturations of the style such as those seen on later Immolation and Beherit albums. The emotional side of death metal emerges but is confined within a cold and inhuman logic, making this music both as natural as an open summer sky and brilliantly outside of the human norm under which we suffer. Blaspherian use a low-tech approach, with percussion that sounds like early Incantation and anchors the riff-fest generated by former Imprecation guitarist Wes Weaver. Detuned, bassy riffs of one to four chords hammer out patterns that then mutate and contort, often with a dropped note or changed picking technique, to produce textural layers through which melody filters. While firmly grounded in the old school, Infernal Warriors of Death opens up new horizons for the old school death metal genre, which now exists in parallel with others. It also shows what made this genre powerful in the early 1990s and makes it doubly relevant now, in the process delivering powerful music with an intense and resonant atmosphere.

-Brett Stevens-

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Blaspherian – Infernal Warriors of Death

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February 27, 2011 –
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Blaspherian craft old school death metal (INCANTATION, ASPHYX, CIANIDE, IMMOLATION) from a few power chords and a deliberate, calculating sense of foreboding evil. Their doomy death metal stands out for being true to its origins but not repeating the past, and instead forming a new voice from the lexicon of the death metal ancients.

http://www.anus.com/metal/blaspherian/#infernal_warriors_of_death

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  • hurf blurf

    yeah, it’s probably better. Holocausto comes back with some of the most uncreative black metal I’ve ever heard with lyrics about “burn the churches bleh” and anus loves it.

  • Go away

    When you’ve finished plugging your mates’ bands, can you pull your fingers out of your collective arse and do something interesting? Ta.

  • Thierry

    Behemoth is great death black metal not metalcore you people and Gojira is technical death metal, you stupids obviously just crtizicing for no reason, go fuck your selfs dont know anything about great metal music. did you know shit comes out of anus? i think not you are not man or metal by writing stupidity in guestbook. this is a website for stupids!!

  • autothrall

    I HEREBY RATE THIS ALBUM AT 75%!

    I AM GOING TO REVIEW EVERY METAL ALBUM EVER MADE AND GIVE IT A 75%!!!

    i’m also noktorn in disguise…

  • Farstucker

    virgin gay ballsack doesn’t write these anymore, it’s all ASPO/Cocksturbationist who is to prozy what Coor’s Light is to an authentic English ale

    come back proze and save us from this mediocrity, the anus needs a dose of your verbal suppository

    lol who am I kidding your neckbeard ramblings were even worse, hope you’re enjoying your new life as a reformed homosexual vedic-christian vegan now that you’re out of the closet and left all that angry negative music behind

  • N.F.

    Really whats up with Scots-Germanic ppl and neckbeards? JUST NAIR IT OFF ITS THE OPPOSITE OF MANLINESS