Label: Martyrdoom Productions – MD001
Released: 7th August 2020
Style: Death metal
Blasphematory’s Depths of the Obscurity is a crushing death metal album that does everything right and appeals on a deeply personal level. The sound of the album is downtuned, thick death metal a la Funebrarum or Disma.Their other most obvious feature is a tendency towards extraordinarily catchy lead guitar a la Demigod or Gorement that’s always played over heavy riffs instead of replacing them, granting the band a sense of melodicism and magic without compromising any of their rottenness. The style stands out here, and the songwriting itself is top-notch, with each rotten riff being totally memorable, heavy, and the structure keeping a sense of momentum. The melodies come in at perfect times, and never overstay their welcome; the album’s title track is the best example of their sound, bringing a great mixture of barking low growls, huge shifting riffs, and insanely ear-catching melodies that soar over the putrid guitarwork to pull together the song. Highly recommended for fans of Demigod, Gorement and Funebrarum.