» 4 out of 5 Evil Faces
Okay ladies and gentlemen. It is once again time for another review. This time we are going to head east, to the far east in fact as this is a band from the other side of the Earth. (for me anyway)
Japanese doom metal masters Coffins are back with their slow, sludgy style of doom/death metal.
The Other Side Of Blasphemy has definite similarities with Celtic Frost and Winter, but is also unique in it’s own special way. The riffs are slightly repetitive and go slower then molasses but there are some up tempo parts that combine to make The Other Side Of Blasphemy a must have CD for any fan of doom metal.
The vocals are comprised of growls and screams but the slowness of the overall sound keeps you hanging on to the edge of your seat as you await the next note.
No fancy solos or showing off their sweep picking skills found on this one. This is a down tuned delicacy of anger and rage mixed with doom metal somberness. Reminds me of the old days when metal was metal, it was heavy and that was that.
I am not sure what else to say about this CD. I mean, this is not a new style of metal. It is just a great return to the way a few bands have done it in the past. The CD gets better and better as it goes on. It starts off a little on the boring side. Then later on it gets slower and heavier (if that is even possible).
So to sum up. This is a CD from a band named Coffins, they are from Japan(that is on the other side of the world from me)It is doom metal, it is good, go buy a copy and give it a spin.