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Review: Blasphemous Creation - Diabolical Kingdom
Blasphemous Creation
Diabolical Kingdom

Label: Apocrypha Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 63:08
Tracks: 15
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 4/5

Review online: July 21, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Diabolical Kingdom

Rated 3.38/5 (67.69%) (13 Votes)

Since I liked this band's 2008 demo Shadows of Evil and just recently reviewed their new Battle of the Ancients disc, I was surprised to see I'd missed their full-length debut album Diabolical Kingdom. When they sent me their newest, they were keen to make me understand that they had progressed a lot, but I think this opening salvo is pretty fucking badass.

This is raw, pummeling Blackened Thrash that takes a lot from the sound of classic Sodom, right down to the Angelripper-styled vocals. This is over an hour of face-ripping proto-Thrash with aggressive riffs, screaming leads, and aggressive drum hammering. Now an hour is long, and if I have a complaint to level here it's that this disc is really too long. After it's half-over you start to really notice the essential sameyness of the compositions, and the disc starts to wear. Any one song by itself is killer, but fifteen in a row was way too many to cram into one disc. Still, if this kind of thing is your bag, then you will sure get your money's worth on this one.

Blasphemous Creation are a hugely talented band, and their restless shifting of genres from Black Metal to Thrash, to Black/Death presages a band not content to rest on their laurels. This album didn't get much press when it was released in 2009, but it should have, as this is a face-smashing good time.

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