Killjoy and Chris Reifert are the main minds behind this project, drenched
with their mother bands' sounds for all the record's length.
The beginning is entrusted with "Razor Blade Salvation";
horrorific and painful screams stand out of the swamped guitars the
way Killjoy has accustomed us; the 2 offer their vocal duties in a masterful
way like no (other) demon could equal. Just an intermezzo, "Mordum",
is a low-fi mess of monstruous vocals, oriental female vocals, and sanguinary
Candidate to become the 'hit' in my list is "August Underground",
groovy and strongly Necrophagia-like; includes a cool circular riff
and 2 greatly upset guitar solos. Things change just a little with "Gore
Whore", death-punk between Abscess, Master and Killjoy's main
band; of course a whirling axe solo couldn't but participate this blood
feast, enriched by Chris "The Heathen" Valagao's gargling,
like the follower.
As suggested by the title, "Baptized by Demon's Piss",
is a splint of hyronical thrash gore with cruel inserts. One of the
most interesting compositions definitely proves to be "Nightmares
in a Damaged Brain", starting with a malignant arpeggio and
a distorted guitar, growing in volume, while serial killer vocals complete
the picture; a top-notch intermezzo leading to the superb groovy death
notes of "Festering beneath the Fog", again halfway
between Autopsy and the dissonant riffing typical of Necrophagia; the
way the drums are played make me think of Titta, but unfortunately the
credits are rather stingy with information, so the doubt remains.
A real tribute to Autopsy seems to my ears the swift and short "A
Corpse Is Forever", rife with pounding drumwork, yahoo, in-your-face
vocals (especially a very long coarse one in the final), and besides
embellished by Killjoy's lyrics. Jörg Buttgereit would love it,
Time for the title track, not continuously fast, yet wholly deranged
like all of the original artwork, paying homage to a certain kind of
comics drawings; as regards the musical side, I found elements common
to Nuclear Death, Abscess and Hemdale inside, apart from a Necrophagia-oriented
slow riff after a great solo; the coordinates bring back to only Necrophagia
in "Spawned by Ghoul Insemination", owing to the background
hellish and zombie vocals; finally, "You Will Be Eaten Alive",
describable as a ritual outro, made of slow-moving beats onto the percussions
and double vocals, as obsessive and effective as the drumming.
I have to admit not all songs are as involving as some others, and what's
more some passages sound similar to one another. Most structures are
easy just because this band was made for the fun of the members and
those who it's addressed to (like Sadistik Exekution's or early Tankard's
albums for instance); probably it'll never become a classic, but if
you sickos are looking for a not committed record and you like Ravenous'
gruesome influences, then make "Blood Delirium" yours!
In a nutshell, I mean that not many will care for it, but the ones who
will, will do it very much. By the way, this disc also contains the
video clips of "Mordum" and "August Underground",
2 concentrates of every extreme perversion, form of violence, nightmare
and whatever the diabolical imagery at the nth power could generate
at the den of a fistful of deviated brains. I really liked it, as it
was not one of the usual clips and sort of reminded me of Kettle Cadaver's
DVD, an excellent and undervalued band.
Anyhow, for a top effect listen to this CD alone in the dark, in a morbid
environment if at all possible, trust me!
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 4/5/04