Bloodphemy - Bloodline

Bloodline
Track Listing: 
  1. Void
  2. Blood Will Tell
  3. Sides
  4. Infanity
  5. Madness
  6. Soulmate
  7. Obsessed
  8. Annihilation
  9. Contravene
Rating: 
4

 

Following on from their "Blood Will Tell" EP last year, Dutch death metallers Bloodphemy now have their debut album ready to unleash. From the opener ‘Void’ it’s clear there’s a heavy old school death metal influence, kind of “D” period Morbid Angel and some Gorefest, although based on my earlier revew of "Blood Will Tell" EP the Carcass and Asphyx influences still remain, they are just not as noticable. The pace is mainly mid paced, although the fighting speed of ‘Infanity’ quickly rears itself to your attention. ‘Soulmate’ has a lot of pinch harmonics and string bends, the slime lives here ok, as does the slow groove that’s bestowed by the band. 

Previous singer Arnold Oudemiddendorp left a mark on the band, this time around I am led to believe they used a session singer, although the new vocalist will be released officially early April time. The style though is immense, the power on this recording is full ranged with being able to handle the speedier and the slow crawling tempos. All in all, this is a pleasing release, good for what it is, not majorly out of the box, but if it aint broke don’t fix it, this serves as a strong message of aggressive death metal mixing modern and classic styles effortlessly into one album.

Label Name: 
Sleaszy Rider Records