Blasphemy are a band from Burnaby, B.C, Canada that are one of the early pioneers of war and bestial black/death metal and this is a review of a rehearsal album called "Victory(Son Of The Damned)" which was recorded almost 20 years ago but finally released in 2018 by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
A very fast and raw sound which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats start off the album along with some shouting style vocals while the music brings in a very early style of war metal as well as the solos and leads being done in a very chaotic fashion and a small amount of melody can be heard.
Bestial growls are also added into some parts of the songs while all the music was recorded live in a rehearsal room along with some elements of grindcore in the faster sections of the songs and as the album progresses the songs start bringing in a great mixture of mid paced and fast parts and they also keep the music very heavy, raw, brutal and evil sounding.
On this recording Blasphemy where very much ahead of their time playing a musical style that would later be known as war or bestial black/death metal and creating a genre that has grown a lot over the years and the music still holds up today and is also more brutal and evil than most modern bands, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover war, death, Satanism, rituals and darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Blasphemy and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "War Command" "Goddess Of Perversity" "Blasphemy" and "Ritual". 9 out of 10.