Thursday, August 18, 2011
Blessed Offal - Blessed Offal
Blessed Offal is an upcoming death metal band from Boston, heavily influenced by Aussie death/doom legends diSEMBOWELMENT, they play raw, ugly and slow-yet-chaotic death metal not for the faint of heart.
This 5 song EP begins with the crushing “Bottomless Grave” which instantly gives you an idea of what Blessed Offal are all about; dark and intense death metal that ranges from slow dirges to chaotic speeds. Only a false could not be sucked in by this immense track.
The rest of the EP (which could almost be a full-length, as it runs for just over 30minutes) follows the same dark path, sucking you deep down into the depths of insanity. I realize the whole “dark death metal” thing is getting a bit overdone now, but Blessed Offal can not be missed. As mentioned at the beginning of this review; they follow a more diSEMBOWLMENT influenced template rather than the standard Incantation worship most bands have going on, which makes for some crushing death metal.
Get your hands on this at all costs and prepare to have your soul drained.
5/5 BUY IT