Blasphemous Creation - Black Winter (Independent) - Back
When thinking of extreme metal, you may not think of Reno, Nevada as a place you would find it. But with Blasphemous Creation from that realm, indeed you should! “Black Winter” is their second release and it’s somewhere in the black, death, thrash metal strain. According to their MySpace site they attribute their sound to infamous bands such as Kreator, Sodom, Death, Destruction, Slayer, Deicide, Dissection, Dismember, Bathory, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Immortal, Venom, and more. Most of which you can hear when you listen for them.

There are six track and almost twenty-two minutes on this disc, though on the back of the CD case there are 7 listed. “Black Winter” is fast-paced for the most part including blast beats, speedy thrash riffs, pumping death riffs, along with dark melodic death and black guitar riffs. Some of which are killer riffs. I just wish I heard more of them. Also, they do have melodic solos not to exceed ones expectations…they at least attempt it when many bands today don’t even try. Vox are death oriented but could be considered black or thrash oriented, varying on your opinion.

Majority of the composition is just ok. With the recording a little rough it make this release a little hard to digest. Though it’s not too bad, it could be mixed better and recorded more clearly. I’m not overly thrilled for the bands next record, but they do have some potential. It just depends on how they develop from now until a future release.


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins