Friday, January 31, 2020

Blood

Blood - Impulse To Destroy - 1989
Blood - Christbait - 1992
Blood - Ο Άγιος Πέθανε - 1993
Blood - Mental Conflicts - 1994
Blood - Depraved Goddess - 1996
Blood - Gas - Flames - Bones - 1999
Blood - Dysangelium - 2003
Blood - Inferno - 2018
01. Blood - Impulse To Destroy, 1989 CD Album
     Morbid Records - MR 014 CD
     Reissue from 1994
02. Blood - Christbait, 1992 CD Album
     1MF Recordz, 1MF Recordz, 1MF Recordz - 377.0029.2.41, CD 377.0029.2.41, 377.0029.2.
03. Blood - Ο Άγιος Πέθανε, 1993 CD Album
     1MF Recordz - 1MF34-2
04. Blood - Mental Conflicts, 1994 CD Album
     Morbid Records - MR 016 CD
05. Blood - Depraved Goddess, 1996 CD Album
     Not On Label - none
06. Blood - Gas - Flames - Bones, 1999 CD Album
     Ars Metalli - ARS CD 011
07. Blood - Dysangelium, 2003 CD Album
     CD-Maximum - CDM 0503-1376
08. Blood - Inferno, 2018 CD Album Deluxe Edition
     FDA Records, FDA Records - FDA136DIGI, FDA136CD
My first encounter with Blood was with their second CD and the immediate reaction was "Oh cool, a new album by The Blood" - but back home, I was hearing some nasty, primitive death metallic grindcore of the early Napalm Death | Defecation sort, not the awesome punk rock I had expected. No, it was definitely not THE Blood, only Blood, and they made noise from Germany, not the UK. Now it is a lot of retro fun to listen to that stuff again in 2020: the rawness of it all with the simplistic punk riffs and the barbarian rhythms are full of meat and the cauterization has started - but for actual, intense aural gratification, the last album is the most serious entry here. It sounds like they needed a 15 years pause to upgrade from fun-but-second rate blastification (of the wicked) to a complete war machine with Inferno, one hell of a release. I can't find any pre-Inferno Blood album that I would rank nearly as high as early Terrorizer or Carcass, but Inferno  definitely deserves its gold death medal. Blood til grind til death!
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2 comments:

  1. That logo is kind of weak but whatever, "Inferno" is pretty damn good. I hear some Entombed and Dismember in there. Another ripper I would have missed if it weren't for the Church.

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  2. Great post and band. Anyone have a link to the 3CD, 2019 reissue of Impulse To Destroy with original master, remaster, and unreleased tracks?

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