BLASPHERIAN - Infernal Warriors of Death CD
Genre: Death Metal
Alright if you've got the brass balls to title your debut release Infernal Warriors of Death then not only should it be good but you better be ready to be the next house band for Hell. To be totally honest with you it is. This Texas band has been carving a niche in the underground since starting out in 2004. To their credit they've released a handful of demos, an EP and a split. Through all of their hard work and dues paying they now have this their full length debut on a label that knows Death Metal. Infernal Warriors of Death, indeed, this is pure old school death doom done up in the same vein as the early masters did. As far as modern ears go BLASPHERIAN does the same thing as their Texas peers, VASAELETH, are doing as well which is crushing, sick fuckin sounding death and doom. Seriously that's all there is to know here. BLASPHERIAN are not going to win any accolades for speed or tech death proficiency. There's not one guitar solo on here which is something I thought it did need. Their overall sound is pure sickness courtesy of Wes Infernal's heavily distorted guitar tone that makes you wonder if the damm thing is on the verge of exploding. Vocalist Lord Apollyon sounds like he gargles with asphalt to get that lowest of the low guttural growl. The bass on here pops in and out of sound range. The drum work is out of it as if the guy, Matt Mayhem, fell asleep during parts of songs only to wake up and fill in with a blast beat. I'm not knocking it, I actually enjoy it. Welcome to Hell boys! By the way do you happen to have any "Sworn to Death and Evil" T-Shirts? It's for my grandmother. Her birthday is coming up.