Desaster - Divine Blasphemies LP (Black vinyl)


Desaster: supreme unholy black metal mixed seamlessly with devastating thrash.

The production here is very thin and high end. The drums favor the thrash style, but you will find plenty of blastbeats as well. The songs overall are a bit faster than your average thrash however. There are a couple gallop beats here and there as well, the drummer does a good job of keeping it fresh, yet staying aggressive throughout.

The guitars are pure Hellish riffage. Sounding something like a dementedly dark Iron Maiden at times, and at other times a thrashy, fast-forward version of Venom. Comparable to Destroyer 666, but more intense - evil thrash and black riffage with just a hint of melody.

The vocals are something of a throaty mid to low thrash styled yell with an occasional black metal scream over top.

Songs like Symphony of Vengeance, Spare No Coward and Nighthawk will demand that you bang your fucking head till your neck is sore. Just great stuff.

Though, there are a couple minor flaws. When both vocals are going, they can get excessively loud. Also, the drums (mostly the cymbals) sound slightly muted to me. Overall these factors do not hold this album back.

Like blackened thrash? Then get this.