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Review: Balfor - Barbaric Blood
Barbaric Blood

Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 44:26
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: February 20, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Barbaric Blood

Rated 3.36/5 (67.14%) (14 Votes)

This is a surprisingly visceral and entertaining album, considering how generic it looks. Pulverised usually puts out good stuff though, so it's not a total shock. Balfor are a Ukranian band who play a thrashy, deathy stripe of modern Black Metal. They have a sound not too far from acts like Belphegor, only less frenetic and blasty. Balfor have a solidly riff-based style of songwriting with a lot of heaviness, eschewing the usual ‘2-note-tremolo' approach of a lot of crappy BM bands. The production is clear and sharp, very much a glossy modern sound and not a basement job. There's nothing revolutionary about this, but it is heavy and engaging, and keeps the head banging nicely.

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