Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Blood Chalice - The Blasphemous Psalms Of Cannibalism

Another day, another awesome Finnish black metal record. Blood Chalice are among the latest blasphemers to be released on the always excellent Werewolf Record. Their new album, The Blasphemous Psalms Of Cannibalism builds nicely on the bands legacy and ties into what the press release refers to as a 'closeminded' blackened death metal assault. In all honesty - that seems like an accurate analysis of the music. It's blackened death metal, it's really goddamn good, it's got no room for bullshit and if you don't like it then I guess you can pack up your toys and go home, because Blood Chalice are here for the die hards and that's it. 

Before we get too deep into the pummeling assault of the album let's take a moment to talk about the cover art. Seriously, go zoom in on that shit. It's insane. Some of the most wonderfully evil art I've seen in a long time, full of lovely touches, like how the baby Jesus is still connected to Mary via the umbilical cord. Excellent stuff. It actually serves as a very apt teaser for the music which is brutal, uncompromising and full of twisted visions of a Godless future. The record is unwilling to stray from the path of darkness and the bitter vision that they peddle throughout this release is entrancing. It speaks to a bleak soundworld full of demons and ghouls determined to drag you to the deepest pits of hell. 

With an undeniable groove and a lovely lust for blood, Blood chalice manage to differentiate themselves from the rest of the Finnish black metal scene with a record that peddles in big riffs and throat slitting rhythms. Blast beat focused and unrepentent in its intensity, this is blackened death metal determined to crack skulls and drink the cerebral fluid. Few of the bands peers are as willing to lose themselves in the vile gurgling muck as Blood Chalice, and The Blasphemous Psalms Of Cannibalism is going to leave you begging for more.

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