This is a review of another old recording from Canada's Blasphemy which also showcases their earlier style of war/black metal and the album was originally released in 1993 and called "Gods Of War" with the re-issued being released in Noember of 2018 by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
A war orientated intro starts off the album before going into a very fast and raw war metal direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with the vocals being mostly bestial death metal growls as well as some of the riffing also adding in elements of thrash and grindcore.
A lot of the music is very heavily rooted in the early style of black metal while the riffs also add in a small amount of dark sounding melodies along with the songs also adding in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the solos being done in a very raw and chaotic style and also showing an influence of death metal and as the album progresses some of the songs also add in more intro's.
On this recording Blasphemy remained very true to their early style of war/black metal, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover war, death, satanism, rituals and darkness themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding album from Blasphemy and while long time fans may already own the album, I recommend it to all fans of bestial black and war metal. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blasphemous Attack" "Nocturnal Slayer" and "Empty Chalice". 8/5 out of 10.