Blasphemy – Fallen Angel Of Doom…. (1990)

I love this shit. I can’t believe I’ve not already written about it. Some things just slip through the cracks I guess. Anyways. This predates the 2nd wave of black metal, but is considered a classic and a grounding for the bestial / war metal movements. I guess as it predates the 2nd wave, the influences these guys were taking in surely must have been a mix of death metal and shit like Venom.

There’s only so much I can say about this noisefest, it’s one of those albums that’s best heard rather than described. Expect half hour of dirty, disgusting riffs and erratic drumming, coupled with flurried and intense vocals. The art, whilst basic, sums up this sound perfectly.