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Review: Desaster - Divine Blasphemies
Desaster
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Divine Blasphemies

Label: Iron Pegasus Records
Year released: 2002
Duration: 40:29
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: March 29, 2003
Reviewed by: The Lord of Hate
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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.


Track Listing:
  1. Intro
  2. Divine Blasphemies
  3. Symphony of Vengeance
  4. Beasts of Wrath and Victory
  5. …Of Impurity
  6. Alliance of the Powerthrone
  7. Nighthawk
  8. Shadowinds
  9. Spare No Coward
  10. Chants of Grief (Outro)
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