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This excellent and extremely Satanic band plays brutal Black / Death Metal. The demo, "Blood Upon The Altar" consists of seven killer tracks in the vein of old BATHORY, CARCASS and a few hints of MORBID ANGEL, but still maintains its own totally killer style!

If you are into MEGADETH, ANTHRAX or any other shit bands, you need to listen to this demo in order to rid your body of the bullshit and be utterly possessed by evil and insanity.

The tape is of excellent quality; the cover and sound of it are the shit!!! This Satanic band is formed by "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" (bass / lead vocals), "Black Priest Of The 7 Satanic Blood Rituals" ( lead guitars / back up vocals ), "3 Black Hearts Of Damnation & Impurity" ( drums ) and the not less satanic, "Caller Of The Storms" ( lead guitar ). I think it's unnecessary to say how Satanic and sick these guys are ( even though I already said it ) but just take a look at their photos. This band definitely deserves the support of the Death Metalheads and everyone else. Buy it! You won't regret it! I’m sure whenever you write to them they will send you photos or some other little extra thing. They are extremely professional and really cool guys. The demo is 5 US dollars or 6, I'm not completely sure, but who cares, you have to check it out!!! Ah! They also have t-shirts, ask about the price ( I think they are about 12 US dollars ). They are definitely reliable and before you decide to send your money to people who charge more than 5% for a t-shirt, I'd advise you to exchange your money for US dollars and order the merchandise and support the 'zines and the underground!!!

Get a pencil and write to The Desecraters, 1031 E, 55th, Vancouver, B.C., V5X 1Y8, Canada.
( BESTIAL CONSPIRACY ZINE #2, 1990 - Spanish to English translation by Tania I. )



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Ho, ho, ho, take a look at the photo. It's almost worse than SODOM A.D. 1984 - so is the music!

This is one of the reviews I've been looking forward to with great expectations. Why? Because face painted 1983 outfitted evil photo posing satanic named extremely full speed ahead death metal bands are our fave rip off subject - such a subject is BLASPHEMY! As you can see on the photo, there's a colored guy in the band. The first photo they sent me was shot at a cemetery at night, so it wasn't until they sent me a daylight photo, I found out it was a four piece.

This is truely black-skullfuckin' total death metal - Canada's BATHORY! Take this as a compromise or a warning - I'm sure you know what side I'm on!

As far as their demo "Blood Upon The Altar" goes, I'm not so sure what side I'm on - side Darkness or side Impurity, but impetuousness is definitely the key word to both sides. Good sound though ( whatever this might be good for! ).

Copies of this 8-track hellish outburst can be obtained for CAN $7.00 ( around 5 dollars US ) at this address: The Desecraters, 1031 E. 59th, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V5X 1Y8.
( BLACKTHORN ZINE #8, 1989 )



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It's not very often to see certain massive events as BLASPHEMY have unleashed & the truth, I don't know why since they are a band just like another one, a voice that is not original at all, a common rites, & we see nothing more average stuff.

We are talking about "Blood Upon The Altar" demo containing 7 tracks, an intro which is considered by the band as homage for a near graveyard in which member of the band hold sacrifices & Satan sometimes appears to advise them.

The band is formed by: "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" -bass & voice; "Black Priest..." -guitar; "3 Black Hearts..." -drums & "Caller Of The Storms" -guitar. They're from a country, in which metal movement is kinda slow, but strong... VOIVOD, SLAUGHTER, DERANGED & others second that, but BLASPHEMY vein wasn't played so they're the odd one out in the scene.

We expect that BLASPHEMY can improve their quality as the aforementioned bands have.

This band is recommended only for the ones who want to have their own SABBATH & enjoy BLASPHEMY.
( BLASPHEMER ZINE #4 - Spanish to English translation by Felipe González F. )


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This band is the most bestial stuff I've heard from Canada. The band was formed in late '84 with the following line-up: "Black Winds" ( bass & vocals ), "Black Priest" ( lead guitar & back vocals ), "3 Black Hearts" ( drums ) and "Caller Of The Storms" ( lead guitars ). The band had many problems in the beginning so their first demo, "Blood Upon The Altar", was not released until '89. The sound on "Blood Upon The Altar" is excellent and the presentation is great. BLASPHEMY are influenced by perversity, the occult, and all kinds of Satanic Rituals. Some of their favorite bands include: SAMAEL, XYSMA, SARCÓFAGO, DOOM ( U.K. ), old DISCHARGE, old SODOM, HELLHAMMER an IMPETIGO.

The band now has a new guitarist and back vocalist, his name is "Sodomizer". "Sodomizer" replaced "Black Priest" ( they caught him reading the bible ).

"Blood Upon The Altar" begins with a bestial intro followed by "War Command", which is pretty short but captures the originality of the vocals. The vocals in "Demoniac" are totally putrid and the song has a riff that is devastating. This track by itself is totally killer. "Weltering In Blood" begins with spine-chilling vocals, then a really catchy drum beat and guitar. Now for my favorite track, "Ritual", this track captures the work of all the members; the vocals fuck it up, the guitars... everything is great!! This song is the most killer in the demo.

Side 2 includes "Nocturnal Slayer" which has a great rhythm and guitars that know how to do their job. "Blasphemy" has the same characteristics found in the other tracks but with a tearing change in the beginning which then slows down a bit, the vocals are wonderful as are the guitar solos. The last track is "Blasphemous Attack", this track kills it, it starts sort of slow, the vocals continue as before, then a solo, a catchy riff and another solo that ends the track, guitar effects and an explosion.
( DEATH POWER ZINE #4, 9/1990 - Spanish to English translation by Tania I. )



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Hellish extremity!! Born from the evilest dream of deadly witches, this band DESTROYS!! Mark my words, these guys will go very high & become a cult band without any fuckin doubt. It's the return of Darkness & Evil, it's the return of the Fire & Flame - Satanic hordes of death are back in attack!!

BLASPHEMY is now an extremely evilest band in the world & you better believe that! They kill, rip, maim & terminate, they paint their faces, they use evil stage names & they are now GODS!!! Hell, they are the true servants of the GOAT, they worship the Great Master. I love them, & now you Crossover anti-Satanic shitheads read & learn & go fuck off. So said I.

BLASPHEMY are "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" on bass & vocals, "Black Priest Of The 7 Satanic Blood Rituals" on guitars & backing vocals, "3 Black Hearts Of Damnation & Impurity" on drums & "Caller Of The Storms" on guitars.

How do you like it all, you suckers? Should I say some more? Yeah, one of them is a Satanic skinhead, another is black as Hell's Depths & two other ones look more evil than SARCÓFAGO. Does it tell you anything, assholes? Do you want more? Track titles on side Darkness are "War Command", "Demoniac", "Weltering In Blood", "Ritual". On side Impurity - "Nocturnal Slayer", "Blasphemy", "Blasphemous Attack".

Can you stand it you poor narrow-minded vegetarians? I hope you can't. But there's some more for you. The music is deadly extreme, pure brutal Death Metal. They are ultimately fast, SARCÓFAGO standards & their trax are long, not 5 seconds of death & I'm sorry I'm tired. No fuckin way. They destroy, I told you. Imagine NECROVORE mixed with SARCÓFAGO & Max's vocals brought to the extremity, add great deal of talent, original riffs & pure Hellish hatred, get it & die. These guys rule. I told you. Check out "Demoniac", one of the most ripping & evil traxs ever recorded, vocals are the best EVER. This is something I've been waiting for, the return of dark forces of evil death, revenge of thy zombies, death to posers & pure inferno. Together with IMMOLATION, EX MORTIS & SAMAEL, BLASPHEMY brings Satanic Death Metal back. Worship them - if you can. Born again in blasphemy...
( ETERNAL TORMENT ZINE #7, 1989 )


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I had about thought Black Metal had died out when these Canadian Satanists appeared. They play the fuck out of the leather, studs & bullets skinhead routine, & take the Satanic routine out the window. That's fine with me, 'cos these guys dish it out with the intensity of BATHORY played on 45 rpms. They are complete with gongs, evil prayers, backwards voices, etc... & the voice is a nice, low, raspy growl. Lotsa songs, OK production - they've been signed to Wild Rags, & I can't wait for the LP, which promises to be the best cheeze platter out in a looooong time.
( GODVOMIT ZINE #1, 1990 )


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GREAT!!! Simply Incredible!!! They're comes from Vancouver-Canada, to offer us an Excellent production sound & Marvelous Music with this Fuckin' Demo!!! Total Bestial-Blaspheming like their name, to the pure style of BATHORY / BLACK SHEPHERD & HATRED. All tracks are Excellent, 100% recommendable!!!!! "Blood Upon The Altar" is a mixture of Black / Deathrash, ultra fast with Possessed vocals which you going to the extreme Insanity. This demo start with "Ross Bay Intro"-"War Command", which is brutal!!! "Demoniac" UURRGGHH!!! without words. Only I know which I don't can hear more, because don't exist any to describe this Cannibalisms!!! You can another tracks such as: "Blasphemy" & "Nocturnal Slayer". You can stay in the extreme dementia. if you're Into BATHORY / INFRATICIDE / HATRED / SARCÓFAGO / NECROFAGO this is for you!!! BLASPHEMY IS GOD!!! Buy this demo by only $7.00 ( Good ). to: BLASPHEMY, 1031 E. 59th, Vancouver, B.C., V5X 1Y8, Canada.
( HEADBANGER ZINE #4, 1989 )



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I did it again! Sure I've done it! I've lost the review on these Canadian weirdo's, BLASPHEMY, the totally deviant souls from the depths of Hell. It's not just that because Luxi who wrote the very review, is definitely going to make meat balls out of me... how nice! The one & only excuse I came up with is that if you guys were to see my room, you'd wonder how I am able to find MYSELF every ( hmm ) morning. There are some wholly unexplored corners & crannies here & if the stench is something to believe in, I'd say that there ARE some putrescent cadavers somewhere.

Alright, now that there is nothing to be done, I'd better write something on the newest KATE BUSH album, huh? Well, I haven't unfortunately heard that one so it's like this band DREAD so wisely said: "Blood & guts all over the street & me without a spoon to eat". No-no-no, I have heard some BLASPHEMY stuff, so as I've written half a review saying nothing, I could tell you that this band consists of "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" on bass & lead vocals, "Black Priest Of The 7 Satanic Blood Rituals" on lead guitars & back-up vocals, "3 Black Hearts Of Damnation & Impurity" on drums & "Caller Of The Storms" on lead guitars. Which just makes us ask: Where the HELL do these names come from?

This band's ultra brutal, sick stuff reminds me of the gore gods CARCASS & XYSMA as well as some very evil death metal. Even tho' I have not heard the whole "Blood Upon The Altar" demo, it must be one of the most sickening bloody nocturnal demos ever. Not to be forgotten" this demo will probably satisfy the sophisticated taste of BATHORY fans. Now maybe someone could tell me how much this demo costs, OK? Maybe we must ask... so write to: The Desecraters, 1031 E. 59th, Vancouver, B.C., V5X 1Y8 Canada.
( ISTEN ZINE #4, 1990 )



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Who said that Death Metal with satanic lyrics is dead?, here's BLASPHEMY to show you that is not true, they came from Canada & they hide their true names under nicknames like old VENOM, their demo "Blood Upon The Altar" is a big piece of high quality & brutal Death Metal: it start with a deadly intro & then they hit us with speed & bestiality, all in all are 7 songs empty of death, demons & blasphemies', their music have a bit influence of SARCÓFAGO & in some parts more fast, this is something for all who are into death & occult, they have been played some gigs in Vancouver are with bands like O.O.C., WITCHES HAMMER & others, the price of the demo is only $7. - USD, & they also have double sided T-shirts for only $15.USD, if you went to feel the dead in your head just write to BLASPHEMY, you will have a sure answer.
( Jose Luis / ? )


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These Canadian blasphemers certainly succeeds in creating desecrating black grind full of energy & raw power. This demo is in fact quite old, it is from '89.

BLASPHEMY started as a band back in '84. It would be hard to get a more satanic band BLASPHEMY, take a look at the titles: "War Command", "Weltering In Blood", "Ritual", "Nocturnal Slayer", "Blasphemy", "Blasphemous Attack". And it is fucking brutal fast grind, with a hammering sound composure. One thing is that I think that they should spend more time doing their music desecrating than good... Eh... No! I like it a lot, but it is sort of straight ahead deathblack grind, with quite monotonous drumming, still they have a certain something that makes them pure godly ( Satanic? ). Also I must say that I admire them going so much up in the blasphemation with life & soul, they are totally possessed by it. You can still order this demo for 7$ at Wild Rags Rec. Or BLASPHEMY European fan club / c/o Lejeune Ludo / 40 Res, Les Bescots / 62152 Hardelot / France.
( AL / LACERATION ZINE #1, 1991 )



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A band that drives their evil religion to the extreme is Canadian BLASPHEMY. With names such as "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" ( bass / vocals ), "Black Priest Of The 7 Satanic Blood Rituals" ( guitar ), "3 Black Hearts Of Damnation & Impurity" ( drums ) & "Caller Of The Storms" ( guitar ). Their "Blood Upon The Altar" studio demo welcomes a very extreme & brutal mixture of black metal & some US / Swedish influenced death metal. Down tuned guitars & deathly growling verbal vomit dominates pretty much the sound. It is crude but yet clear, & brings a lot more justice to the musicianship of the band. Even though some of the brutal grind parts makes a somewhat mess. You immediately notice the far from monotonous songs, while dozens of intellectual ideas shines through from the dark side in songs such as "Weltering In Blood", "Nocturnal Slayer", "War Command" & "Blasphemous Attack". On the other hand, the guitar leads are extremely poor. They seem to have their roots from the early days of both CELTIC FROST & SLAYER. Just like NOCTURNUS a synthesizer has been added here & there, but more features on an intro basis, along with a few sound effects. This is the first musical piece I have heard from these Canadian brutalists, & I must say I am impressed. I think future recordings can cause a lot of twisted faces both in & out of the music industry. Let us just hope BLASPHEMY will keep up with the high speed evolution of death metal.

For a copy of the tape or their recorded debut album, write to: The Desecraters, 1031 E. 59th, Vancouver B.C., V5X 1X8, Canada. Some of the titles to their debut album will be: "Fallen Angel Of Doom", "Desecration", "Goddess Of Perversity", "Ritual", "The Desolate One", "Darkness Prevails", etc.
( MORBID MAGAZINE #5, 1990 )



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BLASPHEMY... These Blasphemers did it! I never thought I would hear something this dirty or this occult, but when I received the demo, the killer sound made me collapse instantly! They had to perform an exorcism on me in my own house because the sound turned out extremely evil.

First of all, the line-up of this killer Canadian band is the following: "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" ( bass / lead vocals ), "Black Priest Of The 7 Satanic Blood Rituals" ( guitar & back up vocals ), "3 Black Hearts Of Damnation & Impurity" ( drums ) & "Caller Of The Storms" ( lead guitar ).

Now for the review: This demo begins with "Ross Bay Intro", which is killer! It has a killer voice; great distorted guitars; the drums, a little too monotonic but accompanied in an acceptable manner. "War Command", "Demoniac", "Weltering In Blood", "Ritual", "Nocturnal Slayer" follow & ends with "Blasphemous Attack." This demo is the most obscure stuff I've heard. There is a lack of technicality but the originality makes up for it. Highly recommended! Now, for a short interview with the desecrators themselves, BLASPHEMY, Aaarrrggghhh!!!!
( MORTAL CONSPIRACY ZINE #1, 1989 - Spanish to English translation by Tania I. )


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The Canadian BLASPHEMY have become through their last demo "Blood Upon The Altar" one of the groups I prefer. This demo, played with outstanding brutality, shows not only a remarkable strumental technique, but some originality of composition too, which diversifies each of the eight songs in the demo. I can, however mention the songs I prefer: there are among them "Nocturnal Slayer", Ritual" & at the first place "War Command" after a prelude, which will keep you awake for some nights.....

I admire particularly the vocalist who besides his performance as singer, characterizes the band also in all crazy & frantic pictures!!!

I dare forecast a great future for this band ( In fact out soon the debut LP for the US label Wild Rags! ), that with "Blood Upon The Altar" has represented a "Must" for all these fans of the most horrible & disgusting death-metal!!!

Send 7.00$ ( Overseas ) & 10.00$ ( For the T-Shirt two sides printed!!!! ) to: BLASPHEMY c/o The Desecraters, 1031 E. 59th, Vancouver, B.C., V5X 1Y8, Canada
( NECROTOMY ZINE #1, 1990 )



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A lot of people including me, wouldn't have expected any new ultra brutal band from Canada. This land is better known for its speed metal or even crossover bands. Vancouver is quite far from France, being on the west coast, BLASPHEMY is one of the most original band... OK; Satanic is a real cliché & a lack of originality, but, BLASPHEMY looks different, have you ever met any Satanic skinheads? Some may laugh at them about the pics, but I think that this band must be taken real seriously! & never forget that the music is more important than anything. BLASPHEMY sounds sometimes as some BATHORY's fast parts, but on 45rpm!! But they got a proper sound, & as you can imagine... very evil! Will Canada's new trend be Satanic skinhead movement? Their "Blood Upon The Altar" first studio effort starts with an ultimate satanic ambiance... ( bells, chants... ) very well representative of the bands image. Suddenly, the power comes up, blood turns red, & the four possessed musicians blow you away... I must admit that I was extremely surprised the first time I listened to them... EXTREMELY BRUTAL!!! I hardly remember heard something so catchy during the few seconds of listening... no grindnoise shit here, just true death metal at its maximum tempo & a super ambiance all along the demo. Riffs shred you with no mercy, vocals are just vomiting incantations... huh! I'm still under shock! The guitar riffing style is so fast... in result, 8 tracks of pure madness, best moments are "War Command", "Nocturnal Slayer" or "Blasphemy" plus more... write to Gerry, the demo is $6, shirts are $15, & do not think that they are so wretched coz of their look... BLASPHEMY c/o The Desecraters, 1031 E. 59th, Vancouver, B.C., V5X 1Y8, Canada.
( PEARDROP ZINE #1, 1989 )



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Satanic skinheads? That's all we need. This demo has a lot of songs, but they're not worth mentioning because they're all too cheesy. Typical Satanic titles. As far as the music goes, it is fast death metal with garbage vocals. All the songs sound the same because there is no variety in the riffs, which sound like they come from another bands songs. There are a number of intros & outros on the demo, but these lack originality too. I'm probably the only person on this planet who doesn't like this band, but I'll trust my ears & stick with better bands like EX-MORTIS, IMMOLATION or NOCTURNUS.
( Rating: 5/10 - Bruce Davis / RIPPING HEADACHES ZINE #10, 1989 )


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BLASPHEMY. Vesa received this demo one day at 6 p.m. It was delivered to the door as an express letter by a post-office clerk.

Well, let's go straight to the point now. This demo was 100 percent joy for our ears, the tape comes with a colour cover and everything. The demo includes seven tracks plus an intro, which is one hell of a clichéd one, but that isn't anything to whine about. I've heard a good amount of death metal bands, but this outfit must be one of the very best. The band's great strength lies in the marvelous vocalist, who has an unbelievably great voice. I like in particular this type of mixture of growls, vomiting and whispering. First and foremost the band reminds me of BATHORY.

The opening introduction sounds clichéd, but that is followed by a short and mercilessly brutal tune called "War Command", what a beauty that is. The goodies of this demo include "Demoniac", "Weltering In Blood" and the mentioned "War Command", actually each song of the demo deserves a special mention.

As a final note I'd like to say that besides BATHORY, the band reminds me also of the gods of gore, CARCASS.
( Rating: 10 - Janitor Muurinen / ROTTEN ZINE #2, 1990 - Finnish to English translation by Antti S. )



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Canadian BLASPHEMY are playing really brutal death metal and they're one of my favorite bands. Their '89 demo "Blood Upon The Altar" is really sounding superior to the most of the stuff that I've heard lately.

The demo opens with a lengthy, but great introduction, which is followed by some twenty minutes of extremely brutal audial mayhem. The tape is pretty expensive, 7 Canadian bucks, but that is including the shipping costs, and the guys must have spent a helluva amount of money in the making of the demo. The demo comes with a three-colour sleeve and the sound production indicates that they’ve used a lot of expensive studio time.

The band was formed in the late of the year '87 and the guys have taken some peculiarly long nick names: "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" ( bass and vocals ), "Black Priest Of The 7 Satanic Blood Rituals" ( guitar and backing vocals ), "3 Black Hearts Of Damnation & Impurity" ( drums ) and "Caller Of The Storms" ( guitar ). In their early days they were listening to bands like RAZOR, DISCHARGE, SODOM and BATHORY, but nowadays their influences include bands such as SAMAEL, XYSMA, SARCÓFAGO, DOOM and so on.

"Black Priest Of The 7 Satanic Blood Rituals" has left the band, because he went mentally ill, he's now replaced by ex-WITCHES HAMMER guitarist.

Some of their songs include e.g. "Necrosadist", "Goddess Of Perversity", "Darkness Prevails", "Nocturnal Slayer", "Weltering In Blood" etc.

This is truly a great band, the demo is a recommendable purchase to anyone into death metal and grindcore. In addition to the demo, they're also selling some shirts for 15 Canadian bucks.

The address: The Desecraters, 1091 E. 59th, Vancouver, B.C. V5X 1Y8, Canada.
( SAUTHENEROM ZINE #1, 1990 - Finnish to English translation by Antti S. )



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Holy land of death!!!! This have to be Canada's most extreme band. The "Blood Upon The Altar" demo of BLASPHEMY fuckin' kills! This is really brutal & wicked. They were pretty unfamiliar to me before I heard them, but I had never thought it was this good!!!


The demo opens with a wind of death & a jingling church bell with demoniac choiring in the back. Then a bomb explodes & the hell breaks loose.

The first song is very short, but it's extremely violent. It's called "War Command". The second song is called "Demoniac". This song is also pretty wild. Suddenly there's silence & you can hear some demoniac sounds. I really don't know if that's the end of this song or if it's the beginning of "Weltering In Blood". Who cares? The last song on the first side is called "Ritual". This track has a really cool riff.

Side 2 which is called "Impurity", opens with "Nocturnal Slayer". The next song has the same name as the band. Yet another brutal track. Right between this track & the last track on the demo, you can hear someone play on an organ. ...& then, "Blasphemous Attack" concludes the demo with some strange instrumental sounds + a bomb in the end.

Every die-hard should have this tape. That's for sure!! The tape o also have a very good sound + a well made, thick cover.
( SEPULCHRAL NOISE ZINE #2, 1989 )


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Yes, Satanic Skinheads did it again, but unfortunately in the same vein as "Blood Upon The Altar" - demo. The "Fallen Angel Of Doom" presents the ultra grinding & fast "death-metal" ( more like grindcore ), with nice vomiting vocals. I don't think this kind of music needs much skills, while it's so fast that you can't find out what they are playing anyway, hopefully the sounds are good. There is some slower parts too, & when there is such parts they are quite good. But, the best track is anyhow "Demoniac" ( which is known from the demo ), although it's one of the fastest tracks in this album. There is some other good tracks too, "Fallen Angel Of Doom", "Weltering In Blood", but none of them ain't "super". One thing is kind of weird, those guys ain't really satanic, they are soldiers! They wear marine boots, field pants, bulletbelts & grenades! I don't know what they are trying to do with them, but I'll give a long minus for that! ...& what else, oh yes, there are some lyrics included, but not all. But I think you understand the message from those.
( Rating: 7 - ANATHEMA ZINE #1, 1991 )



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Production: Poor and beyond but fitting enough to the music; the distortion on drums and guitars peaks a washout during heavy vocal intrusion, but otherwise a mediocre bass-intense production job from a rancid garage is what to expect.

Review: Majestic primal structures colliding create the aura of BLASPHEMY's music: a soaring, battling, violent spectre of vengeance which would be entirely discountable as too unbelievable if not for its scary lucidity. Riffs are built as phrases here, and the resulting musical advantages let the band make ludicrously simple songs from the basic duality of much of their melodic / harmonic design.

Underneath a metallic and dissipated bass rumble the slamming frequency of riffs come together in linear structures dropped into structural rhythms for integration into a song of different textures conspiring on a theme. Grindcore of the CARCASS vein provides the ancestry to these riffs although other black metal and hardcore can be heard clearly in their process.

The intensity of this music comes in the ability of each riff to hold tension through its progress and then work only conclusions in brutal slamming finality, often leaving the tension as an ongoing theme from the opening blast beat to the fading poly rhythmic chaotic rumble of the last guitar track... pieces of simplicity working together coherently as if almost self-assembled by organic process.

Echoing concrete vocals goad the music with violent and incoherent interjections that give explosivity to running beats and otherwise pause and distort sequences of lesser tempo. Pure savagery in performance art makes these as powerful as they are but their seemingly afterthought distribution over rhythm guitar makes them terrifying, dissonant, and incomprehensible in origin. This complements the overall atmosphere of darkness and entropy that flavors this release with power, and gives to its simple patterns a platform to express their nihilistic discompleteness.
( Spinoza Ray Prozak / ANUS )



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The dark, evil, desecration unit from Van, B.C. CANADA was formed by the likes of "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater" ( effects, bass & lead vocals ), "Traditional Sodomizer Of The Goddess Of Perversity" ( effects, rhythm & backing vocals ), "Caller Of The Storms" ( effects, lead guitar ) & "Black Hearts Of Damnation & Impurity" ( nuclear exploding drums ). This black metal album from WILD RAGS is definitely intense with total speed frenzies that slaughter you with evil & down tuned guitars. Some of the material sounds like it was put in a blender & the song structures are quite insane spiced with intellectual ideas. Some of the song listings are "Ritual", "Hording Of Evil Vengeance", "Darkness Prevails", "The Desolate One", "Demoniac", "Weltering In Blood". Get your copy from Wild Rags, 2207 W. Whittier Blvd, Montebello CA, 90640-4014 U.S.A.
( BALANCE OF TERROR ZINE #2 )



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The next time I'm taking a leisurely cruise through Vancouver, British Columbia, I'll be very sure to steer my car WAY clear of the Ross Bay Cemetery!! Who knows what the fuck is going on in that place?? The four dudes in BLASPHEMY are some SICK looking fuckers, & the brutal music they grind out isn't pretty either. It's hard for me to give BLASPHEMY an honest review of their debut disc on Wild Rags because of the production really stinks & does no justice for the band or their songs. Which is really a shame because I'd been waiting for months & months to get my hands on "Fallen Angel..." & was utterly disappointed upon hearing the first few minutes of the tape. Anyhow the handful of tracks displayed here are very reminiscent of old doomy black / death metal bands like SODOM & VENOM, but sound like a big ball of noise due to the production. The name BLASPHEMY shouldn't strike anyone as just another new death metal band because these satanic-skinheads have been around for a few years now & their "Blood Upon The Altar" demo has sold in excess of 1000 copies. Well, I'm gonna cut it right here until I can get my hands on the CD in hopes that it sounds a lot better than the cassette.
( Rating: ??/100 - BLOODSHED ZINE #1, 1990 )


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"Hailing In The Sign Of Satan". Debutation LP from BLASPHEMY is pure killer, "Fallen Angel Of Doom...." simply kills!!! This is the best description of this fucking LP, it's more crazy than their demo ( "Blood Upon The Altar" ). The sound is strange, every single track sounds different but it's really amazing stuff. Hail Satan!

Exactly, debutation LP from BLASPHEMY kills!!! But something is fucked up. Here is the line up: "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" bass + vocals, "Caller Of The Storms" guitar, "Traditional Sodomizer Of The Goddess Of Perversity" ex WITCHES HAMMER guitar & "3 Black Hearts Of Damnation & Impurity" drums.
( Demon Of Seventh Devil Of Fornication / BUTCHER ZINE #2, 1990 - Polish to English translation by Pawel K. )



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Yeah, Canadian BLASPHEMY have published their debut album at last. Actually the album has been out for a while already, so let's now rejoice over it. BLASPHEMY aren't fooling around with their song material, with their full scale of both speed and gloominess they know no mercy.
 The most effective songs to portray the band are "Ritual", "Demoniac", and "Weltering In Blood". The only weak point of the album is the song "Hording Of Evil Vengeance", but that isn't a complete failure either. The sound production is pretty good, even if the guitars leave something to be desired. All in all, this is a good album up to the cover art and everything, so hurry up and get your copy of the album.
( DAMN ZINE #1, 1991 - Finnish to English translation by Antti S. )



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BLASPHEMY is just a banal death-metal band with speed. Ha, however, anything in this band that draws the attention of those who listen, & a scary atmosphere & morbid that involves us. Rare are the parts in their songs that are slow & so sorry, not being more work, but I suppose that the technique of its members does not permit this, because unfortunately they are more concerned with the lyrics to please Satan, when they should worry more with the music.
( DELÍRIO METÁLICO ZINE #1, 1990 - Portuguese to English translation by Gustavo Di Iorio )


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Besides SARCÓFAGO lords, the new demigod of blackcore abyss. O.K., I know, they're a pretty old band, but I think that's a kind of novelty for all those who haven't already heard their previous "Blood Upon The Altar" demo... & this arterial blood-red vinyl conveys us into the realm where rules "Goddess Of Perversity" & "Weltering In Blood", "Fallen Angel Of Doom" / some of the titles / ... total black-grindnoize, though it may sound odd. But just face their chasmy tempos & fiendish yells. Dementia , sheer lunacy & morbidity... & even if the music may seem a bit tendious, this doesn't fuckin' matter, 'coz it's only for all the cadaverous blackdeath maniax who do not care of tempo changes, breaks or technical riffings.

Well, the lyrix - uff, usual stuff, usual in death-black, like "Reverend of Hades, preacher of the dark, blessed by the Saviour, preparing for the ceremonial rites". Sure, ya can say it's done to fuckin' death, but it's kinda theatre, isn't it??? Do not treat it too literal. But, of course, I prefer lyrix ala DARKTHRONE or FATAL / which also are brilliant & weird /.

The tattoo lovers should check the backside of the cover with members pix, especially "Black Winds" looks unearthly... & their sick, ritual names... ahh, from now you gotta call me "The Darkest Dethroner Of Invincible Drunkeness" or die, sods... haha, only a joke, sorry.
( DETHORNER ZINE #3, 1990 )



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At last, a good LP released by this label which seems to like to experiment with every kind of "Metal" styles. This album is the kind of ones that you only need to hear one song to imagine how are the others 'cause they all sound the same. All the songs starts with a few slow seconds to start with a total non-stop drumming massacre 'till the end. The guitar sound is monotonous noisy nightmare & the voice is pretty BATHORY inspired, but more guttural.

Hey, I like this album! I only say that's nothing special. The dirty sound & poor & chaotic production helps to the bands sound & is one of the few times that it helps! This band can't have a clear sound 'cause they're dirty!! They put all their brutality on the songs, though maybe that's why they seem to loose the rhythm sometimes. This is a recommendable album to every total-mayhemic Death Metaller, not for someone who's looking for music
( D.R. / DROWNED MAGAZINE #2, 1990 )


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Yeah, here we have a complete piece of shit of an album. Everything is hidden behind the drums and vocals, so you really can't make out anything of the riffs. The drummer is "playing" as fast as he can through the whole album and that sounds very chaotic because of all the crashing symbols and stuff. There is a couple of songs with some slower parts though.

As a whole the album is sounding like one big chaotic mess with shitty gargled vocals all over it. One could perhaps compile one proper song ( not necessarily even that ) out of all the good parts of the album.
( Rating: 1/6 - FEAR ZINE #4, 1991 - Finnish to English translation by Antti S. )


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I'm just wondering... How do I like this album so much? These Canadian Satanic skinheads don't have technical tunes, fine solos, impressive song structure or anything like that. But still I go mad when I hear one of those tracks, such as "Weltering In Blood", "Goddess Of Perversity" or "Fallen Angel Of Doom". The sound isn't very heavy, though, but the incredible ( Satanic? ) power of BLASPHEMY is still very strong. Like "The Return" of BATHORY, only on 45rpm!
( HAMMER OF DAMNATION ZINE #1, 1991 )



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OK, as we were talking about Wild Rags Records.... This label has recently unleashed a number of brain-devastating productions of good quality, alright. The debut full length of BLASPHEMY is full of poison. The music pouring out of my stereo unit is oozing with poison and ( this music ) has just devoured a filthy rag I was about to use to mop the floor.... Sorry to say, but there are bands who first release awesome demo tapes in order to record shitty full lengths later. Right now, I want to assure you all who might have got distressed by what I've written so far that BLASPHEMY does not belong to these bands, no. The debut album is even more violent than their demos are, and certainly better recorded. All this should result in an influx of new, extreme fans!!!!!!!!!!
( INFERNAL DEATH ZINE #3, 1991 - Polish to English translation by Pawel W. )


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Whattaya sayin'? Am I supposed to review another KATE BUSH album? Well, fuck you if you think so, because this is the satanic evil debut album from the premier Canadian satanic evil death metallers, THE satanic evil BLASPHEMY! This is totalitarian noisy, grindy & brutal death performed with all ze self-confidence & conviction that's needed to make it so bloody powerful & effective. First & foremost, above all with no doubt whatsoever, it is satanic evil stuff - absolutely no offense here, 'cause I wouldn't like to make these guys mad at me! "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" ( bass, lead vocals & effects ) & his fellow satanic evil noize boys are certainly born of Hell's fire, flame & torture & are casting their diabolic spells with tracks such as "Darkness Prevails", "Weltering In Blood" & "Goddess Of Perversity".

All in all this is a pretty darn good elpee, & if the production lacks some, the intensity of this satanic evil & hellish music surely makes up for it. Non-compromising, brutal & evil in all respects, this may be remembered as a cornerstone of death metal in the future. If you're into satanic evil & extreme death, you can't afford to miss this.
( Mikko Mattila / ISTEN ZINE #5, 1991 )



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This is probably one of the most Satanic albums I have yet to hear. The band members do not use the names given to them by the mortal wenches who incubated their unripe souls. Then again, I don't blame them. They are fairly adept at their instruments and the drums keep a constant beat throughout the album. It is all very Deathly with some decent guitar solos by the "Caller Of The Storms". Lyric-wise it is all black. Obviously Satan inspired. There is obvious back-masking, but I don't have the technology to decode my Lucifermas present-come-early. The music is decent enough, and the lyrics are true Hellspawn. If you like the lesion-infested penis of Satan stirring your soul like a bowl of blood and you have ten dollars lying around, then check this out. If, on the other hand, you would rather pour boiling holy water on the Darkened One's cock... you figure it out.
( Rating: 6.5 - Lar / METAL CURSE ZINE #5 )



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It happened when the death year of the one, who had it in the cross passed for the 1990th time. The whole world still was in the Death Metal rush, there four abominal demons made their way out of the hellfire underneath Canada to set the path for the Lord of Darkness. United under the banner of BLASPHEMY these creatures tried to spread their abyssic message among mankind in form of sounds of terror, combined with sadistic speech, to set them cowering in fear and panic.

But apart from a few true Satan's disciples, who understood the message deep in their hearts, not a soul was interested in this so devilish piece. Not understanding and not believing hindered the mission right from the start. What had not been a miracle, because the album lacks everything that the human brain would need to notice it at all.

Song structures? None. Something like melodies? Not in the least! Production? Only audible here and there. The music is like a rotting piece of meat, disgusting and unhealthy. And as a "good" rating of the CD would be an attack on the dignity of the band, I will only give it 1 point, fearing for the ire of hell.
( Rating: 1/10 - Hawk / METAL-OBSERVER, 2003 )



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How may I put it? The "Satanic skins" are finally signed!This is total Satanic grind at it's very limit! The speed on this LP is just incredible, the snare just gets buried in a whipping frenzy of both cymbal, hi-hat, & bass drums. Nuts. The sped the drummer pulls off just makes most people look like helpless shit! No wonder Richard C. signed them, they're so fast, & more importantly, original. People slag these off rotten claiming them to be "Shit" & "A bunch of losers". Yes, Satanic lyrics are well "Out Dated", if they want to write about it, fine with me. The vocals are just raw & vicious, man, this guy needs a packet of lockets very regularly! Guitars are just buried in a mass frenzy, speed is just gone, but when the snare slows down to about five per five seconds, the grind is immense. Canada's finest Death Metal band, with pride! I'll just say that the intro music is mad, it's total MORBID ANGEL intro music on their first demo man, back tracked! The demo classics such as "Weltering In Blood" & "Demoniac" appear, new tracks such as "Fallen Angel Of Doom" & "Goddess Of Perversity" just bump, grind & rip through all that fury & stand above! When the drums go off-beat, you just need to pray for dawn! Say what you want, preach what you want, do what you want. BLASPHEMY will make you shit nuggets for a week! Just check out the drums at the beginning of "Ritual" & you know what I mean! If you think the mighty "Scum" days of NAPALM DEATH were fast, you need to re-consider!
( MUTILATED MAG #1, 1991 )



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For those who proclaim 'emselves cultors of Black Metal music and don't own this disc, I feel compassion. This is probably the most important and definitive Black Metal release EVER. I couldn't resist the thrill to review it... it's like reviewing NAPALM DEATH's "From Enslavement to Obliteration" for a grinder. This is Black Metal the like that send shivers upon my skin at every second... anyway I want to make one step back, this is actually NOT Black Metal the way those homosexual Norwegian called it in the 90's, much more like some sort of incredibly dirty, filthy, bastard, chilling, horrific Death Metal which has all the breath taking intensity and Satanic terror you can dream of. The eerie claustrophobic atmosphere which emanates from this milestone is only comparable to BEHERIT's "Oath Of The Black Blood" ( hence they're so frequently paired ), although BLASPHEMY probably had a fuller and more structured sound. The production is so fucking filthy yet so supremely perfect fitting, the riffs ultrafucking fast, adorned with sick intricate solos and bestial vocals which have all of Demonic and Unholy, sometimes crossing and hailing invocation of the most blasphemous sort. Lyrics are ultimate, music is ultimate. This is THE Black Metal release, forget about DARKTHRONE and ( new ) MAYHEM.
( Rating: 10 - NecroGoreGrinder / NUCLEAR ABOMINATIONS WEBZINE )


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As far capturing of evilness & sheer brutality goes, I suppose BLASPHEMY are one of the most extreme bands at the moment. Don't even think of buying this LP if you're into today's trendy death metal bands because this LP consists of all the right ingredients which is needed to get such an atmosphere & mood which really shows what death / black metal is all about. These fellows give you hell, & hell is really what you get. This record sounds better & better for each time you play it, & that really says a lot as it sounded best the first time I played it. I could kill for such albums & my copy is bloodred vinyl.... DIE!!!!!!!!!!!
( ORCUSTUS ZINE #2 )



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They should have done the most Satanic stuffs I've ever been listening to. Take the 1st SODOM mini LP, cross it with BATHORY "The Return", get a bad sound to make the wicked sound even more wicked. The you go it, the long awaited debut of those profanators, nuns eaters, blasphemers: BLASPHEMY.

Those Satanic skinheads play a hyper speed sadistic music, no breaks for any calm, what you have is a huge musical perversity. Extreme thrashers will love it coz they can find some REPULSION blasphemic rhythmics parts. Hard glammers will hate it coz it's just the most uncontroversial LP released. It's got the classic from the demo, & a few new killer tunes. the extreme blast like "Ritual", the intense "Goddess Of Perversity"... Give your soul for this LP, keep black metal alive, hail the "Fallen Angel Of Doom"! Really extreme!!!
( PEARDROP ZINE #3, 1991 )


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This is crap!
Burn you'r instruments!
BUY & DIE!

( ...Calm down Søren! We're infact gonna bring an interview with this band in issue 3! They have some real cruel tattoos, & that's interesting! - ED. )

PLAYTIP: None

Available from Wild Rags U.S.A. / Semphore Europe
( ST / PROGRESS TATTOO MAGAZINE #2, 1990 )



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I thought maybe this album would change my opinion of this band, but instead it has reinforced it. BLASPHEMY are really nothing special, they play black metal with not much ability. They are basic at best, & I can see where fans of basic black metal can get into this, but I prefer bands with real talent. My copy came on red vinyl, so if you're a fan, start looking. It is a full album, so if you like this band, go ahead & buy it anyway, I know I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like them, so go ahead & make them rock stars.
( Rating: 7/10 - Bruce Davis / RIPPING HEADACHES ZINE #14, 2/1991 )


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The total debut album from BLASPHEMY is out ( as all you underground deathsters know by now, hah? ). This is definitively one of the most evil bands in this fuckin' world & they also prove that on this brilliant black-death-metal vinyl. It's fuckin' cool that it still exist some serious Satanic / occult bands that would die for this genre, & one of them is of course these blasphemers from Canada. Also on the extreme LP they have some interesting evil intro / outro stuff as they had on their demo "Blood Upon The Altar". Three trax from their demo tape are also featured on this LP, & they are "Ritual", "Weltering In Blood" & "Demoniac". The other trax are the title track, "Hording Of Evil Vengeance", "Darkness Prevails", "Desecration", "Goddess Of Perversity" & "The Desolate One". Those trax are also in the fast deathcrushing style. I've nothing more to say, except that for those evil souls who've not got hold of this master-wicked release by one of the true d.m. bands who use face ritual painting, wear d.m. clothes & still sing about death-occult Satanism, should order this album at once. You'll never regret it. If you're a true d.m. fan!
( Occultus / SEPULCHRAL NOISE ZINE #5, 3/1991 )



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The so awaited LP of this Satanic skinheads is finally out on Wild Rags Recs. & printed on red vinyl. It's more fast & brutal than on the demo tape "Blood Upon The Altar", it's now raging black grind metal, totally insane which influences are BATHORY, REPULSION, VENOM & so on... It's a very new style in which BLASPHEMY are first. Hear the new sound of Hell & be crucified by the waves of horrible noise from the Abyss!!
( SPIKEHEAD ZINE #4, 1992 )



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First edition from "Wild Rags" on red vinyl. Quite a few re-issues on black vinyl followed and a rare bootleg picture edition in 300 copies. Later followed also CD editions.

PRODUCTION: Very bad, as if it's sounding from the depths of the earth, but which matches perfectly the music of BLASPHEMY ( after all who needs well-polished productions, this is for Black Metal little faggots – see DIMMU BORGIR ), the high point of distortion on the bass and the guitar, the chaotic vocals and a specially bass-y production from a far away garage, this is exactly what "Fallen Angel Of Doom...." can describe.

CRITIC: A mixture of  enchanting ancient structure creates the breeze of BLASPHEMY's music, an upcoming savage war range of wildness, which cannot be very easily underestimated or cannot be believable due to the horrible clarity of their music. The riffs are built upon track phrases and as a result they have all advantages that a group can gain with such simple tracks. Even if it may seem strange, this album is a ghastly and at the same time melodic and harmonic symphony. Under the metallic and dispersed bass-y buzz the frequency of the riffs comes together with the structured rhythms in order to complete the track, to combine the lyrics and all these together to make the unity of the tracks. Ι could say for sure that the Grind core of CARCASS has influenced very much the music of BLASPHEMY, mainly in the primitive riffs as much as the classic Black Metal themes.

The fierce music and the possibility of every riff that detains you during playing and that usually ends up becoming more brutal at its end, gives you the feeling that the track goes from itself from its first opening to the slowed down multi-rhythmic chaotic end.

Using vocals with echo they fill the tracks with barbarity and give you the impression of a cosmic explosion. All this together compose a dark atmosphere and a nihilistic simplicity.
( THE FOREST ZINE #6, 2002 - Greek to English translation by Mike T. )


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This album is also very old, & it's like the NUCLEAR DEATH album from 1990, but it's still available from WILD RAGS. This band isn't on that label anymore, 'cause they are now on that German label which has done albums with BEHERIT, GOATLORD, etc... I don't remember the name on that label, sorry! Ok, but now over to this release, BLASPHEMY's music is some kind of death / black metal, but the musicians aren't that good on their instruments, so, sometimes it's only noise! The production is also very bad, so the sound is poor. But this album is quite good now & then, but some stuff sucks! But if this sounds interesting to you, the write to WILD RAGS!
( THRASHING HOLOCAUST ZINE #2, 1992 )



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Black metal with a nigger on guitar?! Black metal sounding like a pure grindcore?! Black metal played by nigger and three jews claiming to be national-socialists?! Fuck them! I never could understand how did BLASPHEMY contrive to sign a deal with Wild Rags, and later with Osmose... Their music is 100% NOTHING. Typical and stupid grindcore in the vein of early NAPALM DEATH with total lack of producer ship and musical capabilities.
( Rating: 1/6 - Herr Stalhammar / VAE SOLIS WEBMAGAZINE #IV, 12/1998 )



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Some bands are just pure untouched cult, it doesn't matter what the music is about. Also this BLASPHEMY from Canada. They started out in 1984 and only released two albums. "Fallen Angel Of Doom" being their first in 1990. Having "Caller Of The Storms" as a black guitarist the term "black metal" got a totally new meaning. But BLASPHEMY was already around before the Nordic bands created how-black-metal-should-sound. BLASPHEMY is pure fucking chaos. "Fallen Angel Of Doom" is like a concrete wall falling at you. The rawness BLASPHEMY create on songs like "Ritual" and "Demoniac" are of seldom quality. Just a few bands can organize the chaos like these Canadian devil worshippers do. After several conflicts with the law and the mighty sequel "Gods Of War", BLASPHEMY is finally laid to rest.
( Filip Dupont / VAMPIRE MAGAZINE, 2005 )


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Really fast & heavy black metal here: BLASPHEMY. In comparison with their legendary debut "Fallen Angel Of Doom" the black metal skinheads learned to play more tight, still fast, & it's no shame. There are still the characteristic BLASPHEMY solos, but not as often as on the first record. A must black metal freaks, especially those into sickening fast stuff.
( ABORTED PRINCIPLES ZINE #4, 1993 )



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Production: Resounding basement demo production.

Review: Tragic as it is fierce and naturalistically lawless, this album of surging chaos in black metal hymns is crafted from the feral configurations of grindcore riffing and a narrative structural sense of melody that while not harmoniously melodic focuses listener attention on the coherence between a progression of blinding fury in speed riffs culminating in detonations of compiled tensions. Blurring oscillations of power in tremelo architectures connecting pseudopods of harmony in structure reaching from the obscurity of chromatic riffs distorting in collision of percussion and strings on emphasis, the voice of this songwriting style makes lucidity from broken fragments hopelessly flung into randomness and slowly assembling into sense.

Lifelike in its organic use of dynamic variation in hook and structure, even within the similar form of blasting grinding hybrid metal which in slamming power chord structures binds rhythm to lyrical voice of guitar tonal progression and from that opens an evolving and developing design of morbidity in encounters with nothingness in dark existential isolation. Gutwrenched expulsions of air and insane howling carry rhythms embedded within song through cryptic and understated counterpoint; instrumentalism while not technical is reasonably precise and effortlessly careless when the noise needs of more obscure compositional detours require reverberant trailing noise in textures of dense complexity.

Although in essence fervently urgent and apocalyptic music, the work of BLASPHEMY reveals its more complicated underlying emotional and philosophical conception in the emergence of forms contrary to the immediate as fundamental principles of the physics of each song, forming the basics of harmony and melodic continuity through nihilistic atonal riffing. Turbulent umbrage fomenting in the synchronization at resonant intervals of speed of strumming and speed of tonal change ignites the descent into buffeting explosions and a convergence of phenomena to form reverberant fragments of tone creating a background of resonance through which shape of motion through space of note harmony undulates in changing complementary oppositional halves.

When this album emerged within the forefront of black metal legions it forced a recognition of the primitive and elemental in underground music and resurrected within the genre emphasis on epic confrontation in all details of song no matter how simple, varying from the simplistic repetitive structures that prevailed in most other aggressive music. Unbowed to anything, this album demonstrates its concept in theory and practice as fusion in the rendering of this album, a testament to the majesty of primal noise.
( Spinoza Ray Prozak / ANUS )



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Canadian Black Metallers BLASPHEMY's latest plummet into rawness & evil, "Gods Of War", is quite a furious one to say the least. Whilst the production end of things is far from stupendous, these Satanic skinheads still manage to hammer their point home on this, their second LP, but first for their new label Osmose. To understand the point being conveyed on "Gods...", you must really be a hardened & devout listener / critic of this sort of mayhemic montage. You can't judge this solely on the basis of the production or the sound quality like mostly all of today's teenybopper zine editors. You must lend your ears & mind to the subtleties of fury, anger, aggression, & all-out Black War. Soon the thoughts of polished productions, beefy guitars & double-bass drums galore become meaningless. You're engulfed by madness far beyond the recognition of any so-called humans. When "Gods Of War" come to it's abrupt & untimely ending, 19 tracks & 42 minutes later, the feeling of being flattened by a freight train is inevitable. No, BLASPHEMY are not a bunch of musical geniuses by any means, but they are still very capable of whipping the mind into a severe case of tormented obliteration.
( BLOODSHED ZINE #5 )



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Loud grubby black / death from four Canadian guys with really long fake names. Really Fast, typical but decent vocals. As is the problem with a number of these albums, this LP would be better if the sound was better. Eleven tracks plus intros. Good for those moods when you just want something loud & fast.
( CHAMBER OF SORROWS ZINE #5, 1994 )


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Style: Untight black / grind

BLASPHEMY are still playing chaotic & disordered as hell!! They haven't improved a tiny bit since their debut album "Fallen Angel Of Doom". I like their midpaced parts, 'coz they're damned brutal & catchy, but most of the music sounds too rushed & they can't really control their fastpaced ( grind parts ), which is hard for me to understand, as they have existed for about 10 years now! This album will probably not disappoint BLASPHEMY fans, but I'm sure they won't get any new fans with it either.
( Rating: 5 - Mark / EMANZIPATION ZINE #3, 1993 )



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A demonic & perverse influence of the gods of the unpure lands of witchery, orgies, voodoo & black magic; SARCÓFAGO is the unblessed Canadian BLASPHEMY; they had born by "Black Winds", "Black Priest", "Black Hearts" & "Caller Of The Storms" played old destruction in the BATHORY, KREATOR, SODOM tunes in 1985. In 1989 their masterpiece "Blood Upon The Altar" was the sign of their damned existence in the black & death metal underground scene & next year the "Fallen Angel Of Doom" was recorded under "Wild Rags Rec".

Now the band consists of "Black Winds" ( vocals ), "Ace Gustapo Necrosleezer & Vaginal Commands" ( black voice & bass ), "Caller Of The Storms" ( lead guitar ), "Three Black Hearts" ( drums ) & their new blasphemy is the "Gods Of War" available through Osmose Prod., a great CD in the same infernal vein than their "F.A.O.D" including the old songs "Blood Upon The Altar", "Blasphemous Attack", "Nocturnal Slayer" & "War Command". Now there are plans to the production of the new Holocaust...
( FORNICATION ZINE #3, 1993 )


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Total black core. No melodies, singing, chants, etc. Crazy Canadian Skinheads blasting Satanic grindish black!

Genre-wise, on one hand, the album takes on old stuff premixes (!) with a present bits of NAPALM DEATH, & on the other hand, its nothing less than distinctive & fresh material, the record is not bad at all.
( GOTHIC ZINE #4, 1993 - Russian to English translation by Ivan & Silvia N. )


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Three hammery-ish's ago, I reviewed the Satanic Skinheads' debut album "Fallen Angel Of Doom...". Then, over two years ago, I found myself wondering why I ever liked that dirty piece of chaos of blasphemous chaos. But, I did anyway.

This time the production is much clearer while the music is even faster & more of a blur! New tracks such as "Gods Of War" or "Atomic Nuclear Desolation" represent something familiar with the first NAPLAM DEATH ( ! ) platter yet keeping it how the Horned One likes it... Is this something to be called Blackcore perhaps? Anyway, I, due to the lack of prophetical tendencies, can't say how time will let this turn me on but by now I find "Gods Of War" ( with it's 10 track plus several intros ) as an interesting kind of experience.

Oh, & at least the CD version contains the bands legendary demo "Blood Upon The Altar" as "bonus"... ( luckily as without it this would last only a bit over 20 minutes! ). Ah, this ( nevermind the fact the tracks "War Command", "Nocturnal Slayer", "Blasphemy" & "Blasphemous Attack" are now featured here twice...! ) recalls my mind the times several years ago -- those were the days! This also shows that, take it positive or negative ( or neither ), BLASPHEMY haven't actually progressed anywhere in ( about ) five years.
( HAMMER OF DAMNATION ZINE #3, 1993 )



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Aaarrrggghhh BLASPHEMY the biggest orgy I've heard since "Fallen Angel Of Doom" which by the way is very malicious. When I first heard it, I quickly became one of the many who were immediately transported to Lucifer's throne. BLASPHEMY's initiation came in 84 with this brutal style of Black Grind Death Metal. This new album 93 "Gods Of War" begins with a short intro and quickly explodes your eardrums with "Blood Upon The Altar", a track that just like "Blasphemous Attack" is brutal and is accompanied with extremely grotesque vocals that are also fuckin' horrific! This nightmare continues with tracks such as "Gods Of War" plus an intro which will transport you to the obscure corridors of hell of "Nuclear Desolation", "Nocturnal Slayer" and "Emperor Of The Black Abyss" which is completely Satanic and accompanied with drums that lack cymbals in order to continue crushing. "Blasphemy" is a track that is well accompanied with evil harmonic intros "Necrosadist", "War Command", and "Empty Chalice" are the ones that will complete this nightmare. Really, an excellent work which will leave you with a brutal cerebral damage. If you like this kind of brutal style, we recommend this Canadian band. This LP is available for 17 US dollars on Wild Rags Rec. USA. The line up is still the same, but of course, this time around we will not mention it because holy fuck, it is scary. The Desecraters, c/o "Black Winds", 1031 E. 59th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V5X 1Y8 Canada
( HANGMAN ZINE #2, 1994  - Spanish to English translation by Tania I. )



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Eat the music, flush the noise!

BLASPHEMY's "Gods Of War" ( Osmose CD ) is fucking shite. Well, I suppose I could listen through it if I forced myself to, but as it is, I see no reason to do so. The band band have tragically lost their appeal in my eyes & the garbage that pours out of their war machinery is as dead as a dodo.

...& these clowns think "Gods Of War" is one huge blasphemous attack... I'm sure old Mr. Christ is laughing his sandals off somewhere. Hmm, the album was recorded at Fiasco Bros. studio - nomen est omen, anyone?
( ISTEN ZINE #7, 1993 )


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Many people seem to think that Canada's BLASPHEMY are a classic Black Metal band, well they're not. They are ok, but not brilliant. As well as having the silliest names in Black Metal ( "Caller Of The Storms" & "3 Black Hearts Of Damnation & Impurity" ), they are also skinheads... scary. This LP is really short ( about 20 minutes in all ) & also contains their '89 "Blood Upon The Altar" demo. BLASPHEMY are very similar to BEHERIT, all speed & no melody or catchy riffs. I personally prefer their debut LP "Fallen Angel Of Doom", but even that wasn't amazing. BLASPHEMY could do a lot better I think, I should hope so anyway. This is disappointing for a second LP.
( Rating: 2.5 / MACABRE ZINE #1 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -

Why I review this? It's out for quite a long time so maybe unnecessary, but I got this one to review. O.K., I'll keep it short. This one contains 11 tracks with several intros between it. To get a total playing-time of 42 minutes they had to include their "legendary" "Blood From..." demo. This means that "War Command", "Nocturnal Slayer", "Blasphemy" & "Blasphemous Attack" are twice on it. Unnecessary? Maybe, maybe not. Most of the BLASPHEMY fans have that demo. Some of these demo tracks were on their debut CD too ( don't but it 'cause it's a Wild Rags release ). I can't say that they play beautiful / atmospheric songs 'cause they don't. All songs are very fast. I like it a lot. It's very raw & dirty. Otherwise it's simple & sometimes a bit chaotic. No beautiful riffs. Grinding black metal chaos only. You must check this out & check them out when you get the chance. It must be available in every record shop. If not you must contact Osmose Records.
( EP / MASTER OF BRUTALITY ZINE #5, 1994 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -

I remember not liking these guys, but after hearing this album, I can't imagine why. This is certainly brutal and heavy, and although the production isn't too awesome, it's acceptable - and I'm sure this is supposed to be raw. Mostly the music is fast, and the vocals are completely rancid. I think you can figure out what the lyrics are about.
( Rating: 8.75 - Ray / METAL CURSE ZINE #8 )



- [ Gods Of War ] -

Where IMPALED NAZARENE fails, BLASPHEMY hails. This is music with a real standing atmosphere: War! Maybe people don't see this as an evil sounding Black Metal band, their music preaches the Apocalypse, the Real Armageddon!

The album starts with a battlefield intro & soon the war is going on in "Blood Upon The Altar", aggressive, metal sounding drum breaks, concrete war dance rhythms, all tracks as fast & short as a blitzkrieg. There are many riffs used for a second time in another track, just like in "Nocturnal Slayer" & the grotesque "Emperor Of The Black Abyss"; but that's only a fact.

The negative point is that some riffs are played in a bit hardcore way ( O, I'm not supposed to say this, I guess! ). For example, "Emperor Of The Black Abyss" is a theatrical repetition & working out of "Nocturnal Slayer". But there are repeatings all over, in a positive way, because their godly '89 demo "Blood Upon The Altar" is included in 9 bonus tracks on the CD & repeats "War Command", "Nocturnal Slayer", & "Blasphemy" in their old, raw form! In those tracks, the few negative elements are disappeared & they show where BLASPHEMY stands for!
( Harold Dekkers / MORTICIAN ZINE #4, 1993 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -


Osmose really is a / the Black Metal label. So far they have released quite a few BM albums. This time it's BLASPHEMY - the band! This isn't well played BM such as MARDUK for instance, this is noisy Bobtibobti... Chaotic Black Grind! It sounds like the drummer only uses on rhythm through the entire CD. This CD is a good example of what they sound like live, in fact this is just as exciting as their live gig here in Denmark... Maybe I'm judging this too hard - Naaah, I don't think so! Sorry BLASPHEMers, next time perhaps??
( BA / NAGUAL MAGAZINE #2, 1993 )



- [ Gods Of War ] -

A new release of BLASPHEMY called "Gods Of War" I got from Osmose Productions. I still can't understand why those three evils are so popular & well known. Well, this CD includes old additional tracks taken from 89 demo "Blood Upon The Altar". There are 11 pieces of noisy Grind Death Metal. I found them unoriginal & boring. Also there are the new & old re-recorded tracks in September - December '92. Those songs sound faster but not so heavy, the vocalist sings more evil. This stuff reminds Black Metal. Guitarists play fast, but the rhythms are simple. I'm disappointed by the patterness & crunching, noisy stuff. This is for you if you're into an occult thing & don't care about originality.
( REVELATION ZINE #3, 1993 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -

I'm really disappointed by this second BLASPHEMY release! Is this really their second release or is this a grinding-fun joke? Hopefully what saves this LP are the "Blood Upon The Altar" demo '89 trax. They surely are the best BLASPHEMY songs & it's great that's out on vinyl now. 13 trax, 7 intros & 1 outro, 6 trax from "Blood Upon The Altar", 3 of these 6 already on the first LP "Fallen Angel Of Doom....". People who like grinding stuff with a morbid sound will like this LP / CD.
( STREGOICA ZINE #4, 1993 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -

The new BLASPHEMY is in the same vein of their first one. It's fast, violent, dark, with few intros, & except twice, all the songs are similiar. Ok, it's Black Metal, but it's not a reason for making pure noise! Not awful, just attractive!
( SUFFOCATIONS ZINE #4, 1993-1994 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -

The vinyl edition includes the "Blood Upon The Altar" demo. There is also a Brazilian edition of the LP with slightly different sleeve ( bootleg of course ). The first CD edition doesn't include the demo, which is included in the recent second edition, which has different sleeve and is in digipack form.

PRODUCTION: As if it's sounding from a dark cellar with many echoes.

CRITIC: This album is as if you listen to a mix of chaotic grind core. Add also a raw Black Metal sound and you'll understand exactly what you are about to hear! The kids have here bettered regarding technical brilliance. We'll hear tracks based on guitar tremolo and pseudo-melodies. All these manage to color them with a twisted art giving quite some emphasis to the drums and bass.
( THE FOREST ZINE #6, 2002 - Greek to English translation by Mike T. )


- [ Gods Of War ] -

BLASPHEMY's underground cult success still remains a mystery to me at times, OK, "Blood" was relatively OK, but "Fallen" was awful. Anyway, with "Gods", they continue in the same musical vein, albeit with better sound, but to these ears it sounds like basic death metal, lacking very much in atmosphere or emotion. It's just very violent Black / Death Metal. No more, no less. It's not that bad really, but not something that I would really listen to very often, but for those of you who just like it brutal, check out... one thing about BLASPHEMY is if you notice with some bands, they really look evil, but BLASPHEMY look rather silly with their gas masks, etc... & their childish names, "Necrosleezer", etc... Still, I suppose it takes all kinds, eh???
( THE OATH ZINE, 1993 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -


In black metal crowds BLASPHEMY are considered some of the kings, & though I hate black metal I can hear why they are so praised. They play just as bad as all the other bands, & they even use a MORBID ANGEL riff in song, what a disgrace.

This is really nothing, not tight, not good & not worth checking out.
( TRECHOMA ZINE #4, 1994 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -

This black metal stuff really isn't for me. The music does have the feel with the intros & everything, but I don't care for this type of music. I really can't listen to stuff like this. There are some cool parts that are enjoyable, but not for me. You can get this from JL America.
( UNDER THE CORPSE ZINE, 1993 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -


It's... ??? What??? Tynta??? Nah bastard, it's CHAOS or the 40 minutes long soundtrack of HELL! Anyway, I guess this time BLASPHEMY got a bigger budget than on "Fallen Angel Of Doom" 'coz this platter has better production. On the rest it's all the very same BLASPHEMY as you know it - fast, brutal, deadly, black, uncompromising & blasphemous! Another fine thing is those bonus tracks on the CD which is nothing but their cult demo "Blood Upon The Altar" which made so much this "aaahhh..." & "ooohhh" responses in the good ol' days. So what? Put your shit together & but the fucker as soon as you can before it's too later. One hell of a good stuff is flowing out of Osmose Prod., haven't ya noticed that yet?
( WOUNDED ZINE #4, 1994 )


- [ Gods Of War ] -

The SEX PISTOLS sing about chaos. BLASPHEMY is chaos. The Canadian necrophiliacs ( at least the singer ) second album "Gods Of War" is far from decent, well arranged and orgasmically good. This is pure chaos in the second order. The burping, vomiting and demonic grunts from "Nocturnal Grave Desecrater & Black Winds" ( that's just one guy ) are totally sick and the most songs sound like a mixture of black metal, punk, noise and a lot of inhuman dirt. If god's apocalypse would be music, it will surely sound like BLASPHEMY. Remember the ancient days as there was chaotic black metal, Greek black metal, VENOM-esque black metal and Scandinavian black metal. "Gods Of War" is a classic in the sense every new black metal adept should know there was black metal before Norwegian trends and posers ruled the scene.
( Filip Dupont / VAMPIRE MAGAZINE, 2006 )



- [ DieHard Rehearsal - 8/29/2001 ] -

Man, the word "rehearsal" is not a good choice, of course it is a rehearsal, but it is as kult as any fucking BLASPHEMY album!! There is certainly another term to describe the unholy black vomits of desecrating violent blasphemous war metal coming out of my speakers, or maybe there is no word at all. BLASPHEMY here are playing old songs in a recognizable way but it isn't identical. it is a "tens years after" where the band is exactly as brutal but where they interpret songs spontaneously, a bit differently... it's hard to describe it, why don't you just listen & worship!!! By the way that CDr is, if I'm correct, included with the new vinyl!
( Cath / LEATHER N' SPIKES ZINE #7 )

- [ DieHard Rehearsal - 8/29/2001 ] -

WAR COMMAND! Aaaaarghhhh. It's a nice BEST OF delivered by BLASPHEMY in the name of their return! Pity to say, we've only got one new track on this one ( "Victory, Son Of The Damned" ) but overally it's a pleasure to listen to BLASPHEMY if, of course, it can give you pleasure to listen to a band like BLASPHEMY. All those who doubt if BLASPHEMY's return is a good move will be crushed by these trax cuz this rehearsal recorded on August 28, 2001 shows that the spirit of war, rebellion and Satan is still present in BLASPHEMY and will ( probably ) always be. The band itself is exactly where we remember them to be at the "Blood Upon The Altar" demo and the "Fallen Angel Of Doom...." album. A loathsome, dirty black metal ride – in the pure BLASPHEMY way which may be obscure to many "new way" metalheads. Those Canadians are doing good better than ever. Dark days of the early 90s will never return, but I am pretty sure a good deal of metal maniacs are going to be happy with the fact BLASPHEMY is back and I am talking about guys who miss brutality and EVIL killed by colorful official magazines and Norwegian post-black metal. It's pure carnage, alright. This stuff killz instantly all the black metal faggots and gore / death metal maniacs, not talking about heavy metal roosters. Urrrgh. It's been worth waiting for these 48 minutes. Hail Satan!
( Hellbastard / WOLFPACK ZINE #98, 2001 - Polish to English translation by T. Yuggoth.)





- [ Live Ritual - Friday The 13th ] -

Great to get this CD version as not only does it sport a different cover art & photos not available with the LP, but also 15 ( ! ) additional songs! These come in the form of a fuckin' grim rehearsal recording which features all the songs from the live recording + 2 more ( "Darkness Prevails" & "Nocturnal Slayer" ). Actually I'd say that the rehearsal is better than the concert so it's a shame they didn't put it out on vinyl - fuckin Ross Bay Blackened Death Metal assault!! AAAARRRGGGH!!
( FROM BEYOND ZINE #7, 2002 / 2003 )


- [ Live Ritual - Friday The 13th ] -

I hope I haven't to teach you who BLASPHEMY are... One of the greatest and rawest bands from the American continent, the Black Metal Skinheads that have influenced many raw / war bands with a masterpiece of brutality like "Fallen Angel Of Doom", here give us the opportunity to attend at one of their rare live blasphemies. Recorded in Canada on 13th of July 2001, this is nothing more than the excessive and blasphemous music and attitude of the band reproduced live plus a rehearsal recorded a month later. What more to tell? If you know the band, I think this is a must for your records collection, on the other hand, if you don't know them, you should first buy "Fallen..." and the other BLASPHEMY releases, and then you can understand the mood of their live performances. Hail Black Metal Skinheads!!
( Herr Abisem / INFERNAL FIELDS ZINE )



- [ Live Ritual - Friday The 13th ] -

Awaited since a long time, this album will satisfy the psychos with a taste for war metal who were bored of the copies & wanted some real nuklear hell!!! The only word I have for this album is CHAOS!! Recorded live, played fast, this music will mutilate any weak mind!! The sound is very good, they play some old songs that the maniac will recognize of course... if they don't regret too much for not being there... I don't know if anyone filmed this chaos but that would be good to see 'cause that seemed to be one hell of a great show. Anybody who's reading this now, if you don't already have this vinyl, you might just cry over the BLASPHEMY tribute pages somewhere else in this zine because I'm afraid this piece of kultness ( ? ) is totally sold out. Suicide, my friends, is sometimes the solution...
( Cath / LEATHER N' SPIKES ZINE #7 )


- [ Live Ritual - Friday The 13th ] -

As many know West Coast's BLASPHEMY has reformed, give or take a member or two, and released a limited and live vinyl EP on Nuclear War Now! last year. The honor of releasing the CD version, complete with rehearsal bonus tracks for a total of 75 minutes, has befallen Displeased Records. Fans will delight in the sheer wall of noise on this disc. The band plays nearly all the hits of course. Others may rejoice knowing that BLASPHEMY delivers a VENOM-gone-SODOM-turned-brutal brand of black metal that is sheer underground. All that as it may, the genuine moments of pleasure are supplied via the instances of unintended hilarity on this disc. Recorded in Vancouver, the CD begins not with an intro, but whatever rock song the club's P.A. was playing that night. Can you say bonus music? Take a look inside the CD booklet and you will see "Caller Of The Storms" live on stage next to one of those Molson Beer posters reading 'I Am Canadian'. Hello Miss Indy! The band's set comes to end with song number thirteen called "Ritual". What do the fans get as a farewell? Blues Brothers! Remember the line, 'you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here'? Cult to the core. As for the sound, well imagine a Budokan recording. Now imagine how the other end of the scale would sound like. Now you know what is in store for you. Oh, did I mention the live recordings interrupted by a call from the bar proclaiming 'last call, last call at the bar!!' immortalized forever on this CD?
( Metallian )


- [ Live Ritual - Friday The 13th ] -

BLASPHEMY the Canadian Black / Death Gods are back! Fucking hell, this looks like a real promising reunion but I am not sure if they really ever will release a new studio album. Anyway, they're back in the original line-up apart from Ryan Förster ( from CONQUEROR ) and this CD includes the gig in Vancouver, July 2001 ( originally released as an LP version on Nuclear War Now Productions ) plus a rehearsal session from August 2001 ( which is also circulating as a bootleg LP ). The sound is really good and you will find all classic songs from "Fallen Angel Of Doom" and the "Gods Of War" albums. 76 minutes of pure BLASPHEMY!!! Of course there's no Chris Moyen cover art missing! The way how "Black Winds" announces the songs during the live set are already worth the money! Best stuff for die hard maniacs! But if you are e real worshiper buy the vinyl version :-)
( Thomas Westphal / NECROMANIAC ZINE / VOICES FROM THE DARKSIDE MAGAZINE )


- [ Live Ritual - Friday The 13th ] -

Here is one of the names more cited like influences by a great quantity of Death and Black Metal bands! BLASPHEMY is considered a immortalized group inside Death and Black Metal scenery, therefore convinced legion fans through your extremely dirty and violent sonority. I must add that this album is an exclusive present for the BLASPHEMY fans, therefore who isn't accustomed with the group sound or haven't access to dirty and chaotic sounds, will get scared. The first thirteen tracks were recorded live in Vancouver in 07/13/01 and shows BLASPHEMY like we knew: I extreme, violent, dirty, chaotic and with a totally primitive recording. Don't hope to find in these thirteen tracks a live sound done with the various resources that we have now, but waits for something really damned and primitive. The other fifteen tracks are explained in the CD like bonus that were recorded live during a rehearsal in studio on the 08/29/01. These fifteen tracks are practically the whole set list of the Vancouver show BLASPHEMY comes again like we knew! The recording of this rehearsal wasn't different of the live tracks. I liked this album. Who accompanies PDZ since the beginning knows that I am fan of damned sounds. This is an opportunity for the BLASPHEMY fans to dislocate the neck before the sound boxes. And to who isn't fan, or doesn't still know BLASPHEMY, is an excellent option to know a band that has direct influence in many Death Black Metal bands. I recommend!
( Fernando Rômbola Da Silva / PSYCHOSIS DEATH WEBZINE )


- [ Live Ritual - Friday The 13th ] -

Limited edition of 666 copies. The first 100 copies are in red vinyl and were only on pre-order. They have never been on sale by the company, but were only given to friends ( I'm proud of being amongst them ). It includes poster and lyrics while the limited edition has a bonus CD ( !!! ) with rehearsal tracks of BLASPHEMY, one of which is unreleased., 10 different photos of the show ( 1 for every 10 copies of the limited edition of 100 ). It contains hymn tracks as: "Demoniac", "Goddess Of Perversity", "Fallen Angel Of Doom", "Blasphemy", "Weltering In Blood".
( THE FOREST ZINE #6, 2002 - Greek to English translation by Mike T. )


- [ Live Ritual - Friday The 13th ] -

BLASPHEMY has not, as yet come back with any new stuff. No fucking idea why they ain't, maybe they're trying to figure out whether it may be profitable to come back, and in case it is profitable they might be back. I've no idea really, checking out the present market situation seems to be pretty risky these days, cuz it does not seem profitable for a band like BLASPHEMY to come back at all as all the "modern" metal heads do not react to Slut's "I have bought the latest NUNSLAUGHTER LP!!" at all coz they're all dorks! Thus it's not a good idea for a band like BLASPHEMY to provide us with a live LP, but to fucking release a proper full length. Metal music needs you. Anyways, "Live Ritual" ( and the "DieHard Rehearsal" ) is a piece of rotten meat proving that the level of metal madness is still very high and the dose of aggression has not been lowered though the BLASPHEMY's members are getting old. "Live Ritual" consists of 13 trax with the hits like "War Command", "Demoniac", "Fallen Angel Of Doom....", "Ritual" plus all that BLASPHEMY is about being bad and aggressive sound, ritualistic chaos and unstoppable will to destroy. Well, you do know what to fucking expect from a band like this; if you don't, go kill yourselves. But if you really know whatta expect anyways – these Canadian skinheads won't disappoint you. The only bad thing about this album is the beginning – you can clearly hear some discometal shit pouring from the speakers as the gig organizers do every time there is a live gig.
( Hellbastard / WOLFPACK ZINE #98, 2001 - Polish to English translation by T. Yuggoth.)


- [ Fallen Angel Of Doom.... ] -

A cult classic release from Canadian skinheads BLASPHEMY is finally given a long overdue re-issue, which features a remastered sound and 16 page booklet with old photos and lyrics. For those who don't know, BLASPHEMY are an absolutely CULT act, who pretty much invented the black / war metal 'sound'. The music on this release just tears your face off with its furious blastbeats, detuned guitars and possessed vocals. By the way, this sounds NOTHING like the thin, trembly 'Norse' style of the early 90's, the emphasis here is on speed, brutality with sinister riffs, and there are some evil sounding atmospheric intros which give you a short amount of time to breathe before the next demonic onslaught! The songs are quite long and involved when compared to BLASPHEMY's other material ( "Gods Of War" for instance has much shorter, grind orientated songs ) and sometimes this can be tough to listen to, but Black Metal is not supposed to be easy listening! As for the best songs, well just look at the track listing on the back of the CD! Personally, I think the classic "Ritual" is the centerpiece and highlight with its instantly recognizable drum intro, there are not many more killer Black Metal tracks than this one!!!

If you are tired of hearing about Norwegian 'black' metal and want to hear the OTHER side of early 90's BM then I suggest you order this masterpiece immediately!
( Rating: 10 - Jamie Smith / ARCANA NOCTIS WEBZINE )



- [ Fallen Angel Of Doom.... ] -

The most bestial and sadistic black metal piece ever recorded, finally resurrected after being long buried in the pits of hell for more than 17 years. This album has brought destruction and mutilation among everyone who has dared to own it since its original released back in 1990. Largely worked and announced by Nuclear War Now, this re-release has achieved the most worthy layout which the magnus opus of these legendary black metal skin heads deserve. Nuclear War Now has paid a very much deserved tribute with this impressive re-release so all of the fanatics can bow now their heads before the Ross Bay Cult altar. Extensive booklet with lots of photos, lyrics, bio and all kind of graphic stuff as possible. Ultra recommended piece! This is truly Total Cult.
( Rating: 10/10 - Jimmy R. / HIMNOS RITUALES DE GUERRA #15, 2008 - Spanish to English translation by Daniel R. )


- [ Fallen Angel Of Doom.... ] -

This is a supreme resurrection of the Satanic elite, now unearthed for unholy mass devourment. These legendary Satan skins brutalize the meek substance of puny society and carry their black metal mastery the way putrid evil intends, Ballistic mayhem and bullshit-free destruction.
( THRASHER ZINE #323, 8/2007 )



- [ Fallen Angel Of Doom.... ] -

This is going to be a short review and it is about a re-release of a great record. Finally, after several years, the "Fallen Angel Of Doom" album of BLASPHEMY is available again. This masterpiece of brutal war-metal is still unique sounding and timeless. Since BLASPHEMY is cult, their debut album was hard to find, since Wild Rags records released it in 1990.

From the beginning intro "Winds Of The Black Gods" darkness will control your soul and after thirty minutes you will return from this black trip. One of tracks on this record is "Ritual", without doubt the best song BLASPHEMY wrote. This is pure blackened war metal! "Impurity" with its great drums part and "Goddess Of Perversity" are just as classical as the before mentioned "Ritual".

This release is available on CD ( containing a 8-page booklet ) and on vinyl. The vinyl is absolutely killing, since it contains a poster of the front cover of the albums a 32-page booklet containing rare pictures, old interviews, concert poster and flyers. The limited vinyl version of this album is released in four different versions. Each one consists of a picture-disc of one of the band members and a coloured vinyl of the "FAOD" album, a poster and a patch and sticker. This one is already very hard to get since it was a limited edition.

Essential music made by black metal skinheads. Get this piece of musical history unholy desecrating war metal.
( Martin De Bruijn / VAMPIRE MAGAZINE, 2007 )


- [ Fallen Angel Of Doom.... ] -

After years of unavailability and a couple of bad quality bootlegs, Nuclear War Now! Productions came up with what is considered to be the ultimate edition of BLASPHEMY's classic debut album "Fallen Angel Of Doom....". Originally released in 1990 by one of the biggest ( if not THE biggest ) rip-offs of all times, Wild Rags Records, BLASPHEMY's first full-length offering is without a doubt one of the most harsh, brutal and provoking releases of the early 90s. Deeply influenced by SARCÓFAGO and closely affiliated to BEHERIT ( remember the "War Command" cover BEHERIT did... ), BLASPHEMY managed to establish themselves as one of the first, "second-wave" cult underground Death / Black Metal acts not only with their "Blood Upon The Altar" demo-tape but also with their contradictory "Black Metal Skinheads" image that they incorporated. Even today, almost 18 years after its original release, "Fallen Angel Of Doom..." is still considered to be a cult gem for those into the so-called bestial Death / Black Metal and - in its original version - it is by far one of the most sought-after items around. Nuclear War Now! Productions did a good job with this re-release including both the lyrics of each song plus some rare pictures of the band. I would prefer to see some additional stuff in this re-release, like bonus material or perhaps some live recordings / rehearsals but I guess the label wanted to stick to the original format of the Wild Rags version... Anyways, I left the most impressing part for the end: not only Nuclear War Now! released it on noble LP with thick cover, booklet and huge poster, they also released it on 4 different die-hard versions, each one containing the album in splatter vinyl plus a picture LP version ( with one side containing the actual cover and second side containing a picture of a different member of the band for each of the 4 versions! ). We are talking about TOTAL DEDICATION on behalf of the label, well done!!! I am not quite sure what else to add here, except... Ross Bay Cult Eternal!
( Manolis Amolochitis / VOICES FROM THE DARKSIDE WEBZINE )