Bloodbath: THE ARROW OF SATAN IS DRAWN SHORT REVIEW

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THE FIFTH FULL-LENGTH STUDIO RELEASE FROM THE SWEDISH MASTERS OF METAL EXTREMITY, FUSING THE BEST OF DEATH & BLACK METAL INTO A MALEVOLENT TORRENT OF BLASPHEMY!

 

The Arrow of Satan is Drawn, new album from Bloodbath, will be released next 26th october 2018.
This work is a mixture of black and death metal, the songs theme has an old classic taste: dead, possession, sacrifice, horror, terrifying mankind and blood..too much blood.
Recorded by Bloodbath and Karl Daniel Liden during the first half of this foul year of our Lord, the album is the second with Old Nick on vocals.

Some lyrics of this album have the power to make you to feel suffocate, you can taste the fear, you can smell the putrid stench of hell, you can feel the darkness over you.

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The lyrics are also cruel, They leave no place for imagination, the bloodbath will beat you in your face. The lyrics are so raw, for example the first song, Fleischmann:

Rancid
Feral mindfuck
Unholy revulsion
To possess…
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Or in Blodicide:
Suffering, in blood we’re drowned
Stripped and bled, the broken bound
Mutilation
Horrified
Inhuman bloodicide
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But, for this album, the winner of most creepiest lyric is: Chainsaw Lullaby.
Carving, cleaving
Chopping, cutting
Ripping, slicing
Laceration
Slashing, fucking
Hacking, stabbing
Piercing, scraping
Mutilation
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The veterans of death metal music will find familiar these “classic putrid death metal songs”, yes that’s true but for those who don’t know Bloodbath and the older works, could be too cruel.
If you listen and read all the lyrics you can notice there is a sort of awareness of what the social media and some men can do to us. We are sort of prisoners of our times.
In The Arrow of Satan is Drawn the music imprint is old school swedish death metal with a strong black metal influece and some parts has a lower rhythm. If you listen for many times in loop to this album, at the end you could be feel a bit anxious, because the sound, the voice are setted to make this feelings true.
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pH Steve Brown

But, even if all this can sound familiar, there’s also an extra nasty layer on The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn.

This time, among the usual chainsaw riffs and blasts, the darkness of Blakkheim’s words is also reflected in the addition of new guitarist Joakim Karlsson of Swedish black metal plague Craft.

About that, the guitarist Blakkheim: “What are we presenting with this album? Humanity’s unfaltering march prone towards downfall, the threat tot his world isn’t from far beyond the sun, the enemy is right here, within the walls. Only the god of emptiness will survive us all. The arrow of Satan is drawn.

This new Bloodbath’s work has hosted some important names of (english) death metal scene: Jeff Walker (Carcass), Karl Willetts singer from Bolt Thrower/Memoriam  and Cancer’s John Walker . They worked on Bloodicide.
About this special guest, Blakkheim told: “It wasn’t deliberately planned to be just british guests, but as it randomly turned out that way, it became a really cool feat!” laughs Blakkheim. “Nick [Holmes], Jeff, Karl and John are all legends respectively within the UK death metal scene and we’re proud to bring them all together on our little old school soiree to tribute the days of old.
The honour to say grace with a peeled off face
Mal de mer, liquid crimson mire
A powered carnivore sure ain’t no bore
Limbs profess the chainsaw lullaby
THE ARROW OF SATAN IS DRAWN TRACKLISTING
1. Fleischmann [03:38]
2. Bloodicide [04:56]
3. Wayward Samaritan[03:39]
4. Levitator[04:37]
5. Deader[04:06]
6. March Of The Crucifiers[04:05]
7. Morbid Antichrist[04:05]
8. Warhead Ritual[03:38]
9. Only The Dead Survive[05:06]
10. Chainsaw Lullaby [03:20]Bonus Tracks available on Ltd Edition CD + 7″ version only
11. Ride The Waves Of Fire [03:48]
12. Wide Eyed Abandon[05:00]

KREATOR + DIMMU BORGIR + HATEBREED + BLOODBATH
November 30, 2018   NL – Tilburg, O13
December 01, 2018    DE – Hamburg, Sporthalle
December 02, 2018    DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
December 03, 2018    FR – Paris, L‘Olympia
December 04, 2018    BE – Brussels, AB
December 06, 2018    IT – Milano, Alcatraz
December 07, 2018    DE – Munich, Zenith
December 08, 2018    DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
December 09, 2018    CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
December 10, 2018    CH – Zurich, Halle 622
December 12, 2018    AT – Vienna, Gasometer
December 13, 2018    PL – Warsaw, Kolo Hall
December 14, 2018    DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee
December 15, 2018    DE – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
December 16, 2018    UK – London, Roundhouse

Just announced:
Jan 31 – Feb 4 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise (www.facebook.com/70000tons )
April 18-21, 2019 – Inferno Festival, Oslo, Norway (https://www.infernofestival.net )
Fans can look forward to new dates being added for 2019

 

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