Bloodbath – The Fathomless Mastery Reviews

The Fathomless Mastery

The Fathomless Mastery, is the third full length album by the Swedish Death Metal band Bloodbath. It is their first full length release to feature the new guitarist Per ‘Sodomizer’ Eriksson on its 11 new tracks. Former Scar Symmetry vocalist Christian Žlvestam did guest vocals on track 6, “Iesous.” The album generally revolves around anti-Christian themes, the last few songs detailing an apocalyptic event resulting in Hell on Earth. `Bloodbath have been responsible for some of t (more…)

11 responses to “Bloodbath – The Fathomless Mastery Reviews”

  1. Gisbelle says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Bloodbath gets better on each album
    After hearing Bloodbath’s first two albums, the EP, and the first full length album, I was very hesitant about purchasing “Nightmares Made Flesh” I hated, I mean hated the first…

  2. Umed says:

    For those not familiar, is a Bloodbath Death Metal supergroup comprising members of Katatonia, Opeth, etc.
      Honestly, I do not know much about other than their Bloodbath album RESURRECTION THROUGH CARNAGE , this is the only thing I have heard, before the championship, so unfathomable, that's all I have to compare to. In other words, I'm not an expert on Swedish death metal, so this review with a grain of salt. What RESURRECTION THROUGH CARNAGE is concerned, it is an album I own and play regularly, if I am in the mood for death metal. Everything from the cover of the musical and lyrical content is very horror-related thing I can identify. It is very difficult and groove, tone-wise, is very unconventional as far as the standard Death Metal. THE championship is just unfathomable before-Death Metal, based on more swinging blast beats and guitar riffs that are more lean more to Brutal aspect that, in contrast to non-technical. Overall, the whole album has an anti-Christian theme, in contrast to the more zombie / horror-influenced RESURRECTION THROUGH CARNAGE.
      The album begins with the epic “at the behest of their death.” It is short and to the point. The point is that Bloodbath is back, they are angry, and they not know who in their way. It starts the album with a brutal pace and the pace pretty much stays the same throughout the album. However, the dynamics of the masterpiece, the opening track is not really over for the rest of the album. THE unfathomable championship begins at a high level, but not really anywhere to, and I found that the rest of the album to be rather monotonous. Excellent and well done songs, monotonous, but still. The only other tracks that are characterized by the “Iesous” and “miserable human mirror”. “Iesous” (which means “Jesus”) is sandwich right in the middle of the album and is just an awesome track. It begins with a slow chugging riff with a drum beat that compliments, before going into the standard death-metal blast beat. One minute later, the song goes into a brief statement that sounds like something out of a Meshuggah album. Somewhere in the middle of the song is a really cool part where the only thing you hear is the drummer for the blast beats, a keyboard sound that sounds like a Tibetan monk's Chant, and the singer repeating the same words over and over again, “Iesous, Yeshua, Iesous”. Spooky Stuff. It's like a death metal version of The Exorcist . The album of the last track “miserable human Mirror” begins like any other sounding track on the album up to two minutes in the song where it is not quite 180, and shifts in an apocalyptic breakdown that sounds like the opening gates of Hades, while a sampled voice in the background reminds you that “everyone understands that you and I have ever known … is dead. ” Ultimately, the music fades into nothing, while the voice repeated: “There is no God.” The album ends with a phrase such as epic as it began.
      Total personal gripe aside, the fathomless mastery is a solid album from one of the most underrated death metal bands ever. Although not the most diverse record by any means, still works as advertised. It's fast, strong and full of hatred. Fun for the whole family. I still like RESURRECTION THROUGH CARNAGE better, but that's just me. Any fan of Death Metal and Extreme Metal in general will be more than satisfied with this album. Highly recommended for people who hate Jesus.
      3.5 stars

  3. Ragni says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    …The Mockers……….
    Forget for a moment that Bloodbath is a super-group. Forget for another moment, the lyrical content is enough to raise the Popes’ wrath for sure.

  4. Valonia says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Bloodbath is Back!
    Bloodbath is back with a vengeance. They pull no punches, and subject you to a full frontal metal assault.

  5. Zahara says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I will keep this short.
    Buy this album….Why you ask?
    It’s not often in your life that you come across an album which you love this much.

  6. Zevi says:

    If this is what plays in hell, I can not wait to leave. This is my opinion the best Death Metal album of 08 by far. Everything about them just shake my bones! It sucks to see such diverse musicians as Swano, but it fills its place with a “pure” death metal guitarist is Per Eriksson. And it is reflected in the diversity and technicality in the entire album. I wish I could get these guys live! The Wacken Carnage is the next best thing. I heard a live track from TWC midnight on a metal radio show in Seattle a little more than a year ago and I bought pretty much every album that they have, with the exception of the Breeding Death EP, because it was quite difficult to find. I hear the fathomless mastery in their entirety before any mission I am on that literally every day. Nothing makes my blood boil like this album can be.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is the new album by Bloodbath, which is only a few months before today. I own the two previous efforts, and it is amazing how close to the roots of their sound this band holds. This is particularly surprising that it is a supergroup of members from very different and very successful, other bands. Ever heard of Opeth? Two of the members who are dealing with the fathomless mastery are an integral part of the 2008 release Opeth, Watershed.
      I find this kind of work ethic in the metal music composers as absolutely amazing. There are some big American metal bands, but the European colleagues seem to have nothing else better to do than give us some great music, and I'm really grateful.
      As I said in the review title, is's Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) Alter Ego. In his other band, he tries to death metal into something beautiful progressive, and he achieves that great. Opeth has some of the best music I have ever heard.
      So, what happened to Bloodbath? Now, they're Death Metal, but the exact opposite of Opeth, what they do. The songs are much shorter, the direction is much more brutal and tense. The metal is good, more metal.
      unfathomable Mastery seems to be in order, and blasphemy. It seems to consciously, at least as a concept album, something Christian. Like metal, is not it?
      metal fans who like fast riffs and brutal style, this album fully enjoy. Who loves Slayer will thoroughly enjoy Bloodbath, which I think is really better.
      The album dives right into a hectic pace and never can be. It speeds by like a freight train.

  8. Ryder says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Keyword = Mastery!!!
    Old School Death Metal with a modern high quality production. Much better than the recent EP unblessing the purity.

  9. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Mastery indeed!
    All hail the kings of all that is unholy. I was sad to see Swano leave after Nightmares Made Flesh… Unblessing the Purity made me feel better.

  10. Fareeda says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Bloodbath’s pinnacle acheivement
    I’ve been a fan since Breeding Death came out in ‘99 and I must say this is Bloodbath’s finest effort.

  11. Risa says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Unbelievably good!
    I’m not typically a fan of your average death metal… Entombed was good, Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel took it in a direction that I just don’t like.

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