The Ravenous - Blood Delirium (Red Stream) - Back
OK, I'm really not into this a whole lot. I can go on and on for hours (even days) gloating over how immensely superior Darkthrones' "Blaze in the Northern Sky" or Mayhems' "De Mysteriis dom Sathanas" classic cult black metal albums are in comparison to most of today's imitations. Such is the case with Ravenous' "Blood Delirium". Obviously, this is just my personal opinion on this band and many would disagree with me, but the fact of the matter is, this sounds like a basement rehearsal (similar to Beherits' "The Oath of Black Blood"). There are alot of die-hard black metal fans who are absolutely intoxicated with the whole under-produced thing, but I for one like to hear what's going on or I won't buy it. I will go out on a limb and pronounce that these guys could probably do a helluva lot better if they decided to go out and get a producer like Fred Estby or Dan Swano for future releases. Let's face it, I had to crank my stereo nearly 4 volumes after previously listening to Ulvers' "Madrigals of Night". I know these guys can do better, I hope they do.

Rating: 45 (that's gracious)

Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell