Deathgod Messiah where a band from Massachusetts that has had music reviewed before in this zine and played a bestial mixture of war, black and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 compilation album "Abomination Chants From Beyond The Grave" which was released by Ascension Monuments Media and consists of their 2011 demo "Bastard Christ" and 2013 ep "Phallic Flagellation" which was also reviewed by this zine.
Sounds of Christ being tortured start off the compilation along with some melodic chants before going into more of a heavier direction while the riffs also use a decent amount of dark sounding melodies along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Grim black metal screams can also be heard at times while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of war metal elements and blast beats along with some bestial growls also being used at times as well as the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's and the tremolo picking also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
All of the tracks are very short in length and the solos and leads also stick to a very chaotic and old school style while spoken word samples also return on one of the later tracks along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the first side of the compilation closes with a noise outro and the second recording displays more of a bestial style and more death metal elements.
On both of these recordings Deathgod Messiah played a musical style that took bestial war metal and mixed them in with a great amount of black and death metal elements to create something very raw and blasphemous, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover blasphemy, evil, Satanism and ritual sex themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Deathgod Messiah and if you are a fan of war, bestial black and death metal, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "God Is Dead, Death Is God" "Blasphemous Suicide" "Bastard Christ" and "Cursing The Heavens". 8 out of 10.