Record of the Week: BLOOD – O Agios Pethane (German Death Metal)

By this third album BLOOD had transformed their sound into a perfect swampy orgy of blasphemy. As happened with some of their contemporaries – NAPALM DEATH are a good comparison for BLOOD’s demos and first album – they became heavier with each release (early AUTOPSY and some Swedish DM is a better comparison at this point). This is one of their best. HELLHAMMER, ND etc. is still the root and it’s still a majority grindcore record but the doomy/grinding death metal on this album is the highlight!

First released in 1993, we have the new 2016 reissue in stock at the distro!

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