This is a review of a live recording from Blasphemy which was originally recorded and released in 2011 and was also in their style of war and bestial black/death metal and the album is called "Live Ritual:Friday The 13th" and was re-issued in 2018 by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
Chaotic sounding guitar leads start off the album along with some heavy riffing and angry vocals a few seconds later while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the songs a more raw feeling as well as some bestial growls also being used at times.
All of the tracks where recorded live while a great portion of the songs are very short in length along with the music also mixing in grindcore elements at times and as the album progresses some of the songs also start bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music always remains very raw and heavy.
On this recording Blasphemy got back together after an 8 year hiatus to play a live set consisting mostly of tracks of their 2 full lengths and also showing the younger war metal bands of the era where it all came from, 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 live album from Blasphemy and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blasphemous Attack" "Fallen Angel of Doom" "Desecration" and "Ritual". 8 out of 10.