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Blood Red Throne - Altered Genesis - 2005 - Earache Records

Track Listing
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.


--Axeman 03.03.05
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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Altered GenesisBlood Red Throne
2005
Axeman3/4/2005
Come DeathBlood Red Throne
2007
Etiam6/25/2008
Come DeathBlood Red Throne
2007
Al Kikuras4/11/2008


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