Blood Red Throne - Altered Genesis - 2005 - Earache Records
01. Death to Birth 02. Incarnadine Mangler 03. Tortured Soul Appearance 04. Eye-Licker 05. Mephitication 06. Arterial Lust 07. Flesh to Destroy 08. Ripsaw Resentment 09. Altered Genesis 10. Smite 11. State of Darkness 12. Deliberate Carnage
I am left beaten, bruised and bloody after my latest run-in with the band Blood Red Throne. Ex Emperor guitarist Tchort has crafted another solid release that takes their last effort "Affiliated With The Suffering" to the next level. A hearty nod to old school death metal is paid by this band and I for one like the fact that groups out there are paying homage to their roots in such obvious, brutal fashion. While this cd hit me immediately with it's sheer blunt force delivery, I was even more impressed with each spin as these seemingly basic sounding rhythms revealed more and more to me. I didn't think this band could muster even more aggression than their previous output but everything about "Altered Genesis" has been turned up another notch. As razor-sharp as this music sounds coming out of the speakers I can only guess at what this blasting, maniacal madness will do in the live setting. It's great to be able to slap in a cd like "Altered Genesis" and feel my blood pressure rise with the passing of each head smashing tune.