|Review: Desaster - Divine Blasphemies|
Label: Iron Pegasus Records
Year released: 2002
Review online: March 29, 2003
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 4/5 (80%) (14 Votes)
The release of a new Desaster album is always a welcome event. While I wasn't too worried about what the music would sound like on this album, the change of vocalist did make me feel uneasy while waiting for this release, and I didn't really know what to expect. Well, it turns out that new vocalist Sataniac does a damn good job, with an aggressive, raw and raspy vocal style slightly similar to Okkulto's. I must admit that I still have a preference for his predecessor, but at the same time I think the band did a good choice.
Musically, Desaster haven't wimped out a bit - not that anyone would have expected them to. Their trademark aggressive, dark yet rocking blackened thrash sound is still present - to the point that I noticed some recycled riffs here and there, but nothing to say they're out of inspiration - and lots of headbanging guaranteed. They haven't really changed their songwriting, so there's no surprise to be found here - the main curiosity being the new vocalist, and the fact that a new Desaster album is a mandatory purchase. :) Interesting fact, the opening riff on the fourth song sounds a lot like the one in Hanker's "Disturbing the Brain" - most likely just a coincidence (or not? :)) Anyone who's into their earlier material will like what they hear on this album, just don't expect a major departure - it's Desaster and it fucking rocks, simple as that. And if you've never heard Desaster before, what the hell are you waiting for? Not for wimps.
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