|Review: Desaster - The Oath of an Iron Ritual|
|The Oath of an Iron Ritual|
Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2016
Review online: April 26, 2016
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:The Oath of an Iron Ritual
Rated 4.17/5 (83.33%) (12 Votes)
It has been a long time since I enjoyed a Desaster album this much. I am a huge fan of their early albums like A Touch of Medieval Darkness and Tyrants of the Netherworld, but later works have not grabbed me, and for a long time I just resigned myself to not liking their post-Okkulto direction, which often seemed too cleaned-up and too accessible.
This one, however, sees Desaster back to their subterranean ways, with an album of crushing, flailing, pissed-off Thrash flavored with that kick of Blackened Satanic attitude they always brought to the table. The production is dirty and vicious, the riffs are aggressive and unapologetically old-school, and the songs are evil barrages of violence and hatred. Vocalist Sataniac is hitting that Thrash vibe without trying to sound too guttural, and as a result the entire thing sounds like the album this band should have made after the awesomeness of Tyrants. Fucking killer.
|Other related information on the site|
|Review: Divine Blasphemies (reviewed by Michel Renaud)|
Review: Hellfire's Dominion (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: Satan's Soldiers Syndicate (reviewed by Lars Christiansen)
Review: The Arts of Destruction (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: The Arts of Destruction (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: Tyrants Of The Netherworld (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Interview with guitarist Lord Infernal on June 20, 2001 (Interviewed by Wilhelm)
Video: Metalized Blood (Live)
|Click below for more reviews|
|Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines ALL REVIEWS |
Copyright © 1999-2016, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt. All Rights Reserved.