Blasphemy - Fallen Angel of Doom (Nuclear War Now! Productions)

Fuck yeah!
Release Date: 
30 Jun 2015 - 11:30pm

Canadian nut-jobs Blasphemy should enjoy a huge resurgence with this re-release of their classic 1990 album Fallen Angel of Doom. They probably won't though because this old school classic is just too finger-bitingly mad. It is essentailly ten tracks of absolutely speeding metal fun punctuated with roaring, rasping and growling. I guess it's a form of death metal but there are also elements of thrash - indeed, it could easily be classed as a forerunner of extreme metal too.

When you've got members called Nocturnal Grave Desecrator and The Traditional Sodomizer of the Goddess of Perversity you know you're in for good times and Fallen Angel kicks things off with the weirdly distorted Winds of the Black Godz, luring you in with a rather classical (albeit strangely melting) start. This is quickly replaced by Fallen Angel of Doom, which will set you up for the rest of the album; blasting drums, crushing guitars and vocals that remind one of bloody lava spewing from the mouth of some heinous demon. It's proper mad and is not easy listening. It's so intense but the entire album flies by before you know it. I'd already hit track five (Desecration) before I knew what was going on.

Frightening to the max yet wholly enjoyable - though it might give you nightmares if played just before bedtime.