With this being a side project for everybody involved, it isn’t strange that members have come and gone with great frequency since the band’s inception. Bloodbath however, is a seriously good band consisting of established musicians from Opeth and Katatonia indulging in their love of old school death metal.
Unblessing the Purity is a four-track EP offering up fierce old style death by guys that don’t want to think about the nuances of their main bands, but just unleash heaviness.
“Blasting the Virginborn” kicks off the mini album, blastbeat-laden and with some vicious sounding, thick and groovy guitar playing. The atmospheric slings midway through the song are particularly pleasing in an eerie way. “Weak Aside” is for the most part slightly slower but still has hyper-speed drumming aplenty.
Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt has been brought back in to handle vocal duties and that will be to the bands benefit. No disrespect to Peter Tagtgren, as he did a great job but Akerfeldt’s voice is stellar, as always. In my book there isn’t a death metal vocalist that can match his malevolent growl.
Unblessing the Purity is excellent death metal and the only reason the rating isn’t higher is because this is just an EP and thus too short.
7.0 / 10
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