Asphyx - Deathhammer


8.1 | 230 votes |
Release date: 27 February 2012
Style: Death metal

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01. Into The Timewastes
02. Deathhammer
03. Minefield
04. Of Days When Blades Turned Blunt
05. Der Landser
06. Reign Of The Brute
07. The Flood
08. We Doom You To Death
09. Vespa Crabro
10. As The Magma Mammoth Rises
11. Death The Brutal Way [bonus] [7' Version 2008]
12. Os Abysmi Vel Daath [Celtic Frost cover] [bonus] [7' Version 2008]

Line-up
Martin van Drunen - vocals
Paul Baayens - guitars
Bob Bagchus - drums
Alwin Zuur - bass

Additional info
Drums and vocals recorded at Harrow Studio. Guitars and bass recorded at The Mörser Studio.
Production by Harry Wijering, Paul Baayens and Asphyx.
Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio.

Cover art, booklet illustrations and handwriting by Axel Hermann. Layout by Carsten Dreschner for Media Logistics GmbH.

Staff review by
Daniell
Rating:
9.0
If you want to listen to an orchestra of drills, jackhammers and chainsaws with a grunting pig in the foreground, this is not an album for you. If you want a sterile surgery room sound that's soulless, completely flat and devoid of any feeling, colour or emotion, this is not an album for you. In other words, if you're a fan of "brutal" (notice the parentheses) death metal, Asphyx might not be the best thing to spend your allowance money on. (I put "brutal" in inverted commas because that ridiculous subgenre of metal is everything but brutal. Believe me, after a whole summer day spent in army boots my stinking socks are much more brutal and violent.)

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published 24.03.2012 | Comments (53)

26.02.2012
Screw all your tech death bullshit fretboard wankers who forgot what death metal is and only churn out chaotic assemblies of soulless hogwash mistakenly called music. Asphyx is the shit, ladies and gentlemen. Let Deathhammer pulverize you.

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12.03.2012 - 12:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by InnerSelf on 12.03.2012 at 12:44

Hahaha Marcel wtf ! I take it from this that you don't appreciate Ulcerate, Metochondrian, .... etc ?


Mitochondrion is great, Ulcerate okay, nothing more. Btw those lyrics don't refer to that sort of death metal but to polished brutal death and current Morbid Angel


Btw setlist of last Friday:
Setlist Asphyx
- The quest for absurdity
- Into the timewastes
- Scorbutics
- MS Bismarck
- Deathhammer
- We doom you to death
- Food for the ignorant
- Eisenbahnmorser
- Vermin
- Reign of the brute
- Forgotten war
- Der Landser
- Black hole storm
- The flood
- Wasteland of terror
- Last one on earth
- As the magma mammoth rises
- The Rack
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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12.03.2012 - 13:04
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.03.2012 at 12:51

current Morbid Angel


which is not Death Metal
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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12.03.2012 - 13:07
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by InnerSelf on 12.03.2012 at 13:04

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.03.2012 at 12:51

current Morbid Angel


which is not Death Metal


except for the couple of technoi tracks (and of course the remixes album) it is death metal, but very stale death metal at that
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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12.03.2012 - 13:13
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.03.2012 at 13:07

except for the couple of technoi tracks (and of course the remixes album) it is death metal, but very stale death metal at that


Yeah, yuck !
Old Morbid Angel and the whole OSDM is something I ignored for too long if Deathhammer is a testament of what this genre is I guess I have a lot of stuff to go into
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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20.03.2012 - 18:08
Rating: 7
errorcode99
to the
If you know what I mean...
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25.03.2012 - 12:57
Rating: 10
ruffio
Written by errorcode99 on 20.03.2012 at 18:08

to the
If you know what I mean...

I see what you did there
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25.03.2012 - 22:58
Rating: 7
errorcode99
The drums aren't in rhythm on some parts?? is it just me?
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29.03.2012 - 22:45
Rating: 9
Kass
St. Anger
So my first "9" this year goes to Deathhammer.
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"The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull"
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15.05.2012 - 07:29
Stoned Crow
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Haven't listened to straight up death metal in awhile, I have to say this is excellent. Deathhammer is one of those tracks I just keep on repeat. It's not excellent, as in a 9 rating, but excellent for a change of pace. Some of the tracks fall off, for me, or I would give it more than a 7. Kneel, you dogs.
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13.07.2012 - 22:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Lustful Maid on 13.07.2012 at 22:48

Written by errorcode99 on 25.03.2012 at 22:58

The drums aren't in rhythm on some parts?? is it just me?

I am with you.

The drum was set too much in the foreground, almost the same level as vocals. You hardly could listen to them at the same time....drum ? vocals ? or....guitars ? (I think you can really give up listening guitars, unless you grow two more ears).

A very distractive album. I really had placed a High Hope before it was released.


I am wondering what srt of inferior rip you guys are listening to because that certainly isn't the case with the original cd and the vinyl.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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13.07.2012 - 22:56
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Gotta agree with Marcel. The production is fine for me.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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19.09.2012 - 22:36
Lit.
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Death... The Right Way.
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02.10.2012 - 01:52
Illog1cal
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The production is superb, the doom sections are actually effective unlike some of the 90s Asphyx albums where they were not so powerful.
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29.01.2013 - 17:13
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Great example of old school death metal. I think I like it even more than "Death... The Brutal Way". It's nice how they smartly alternate the fast death metal numbers with slower doom/death songs.
My personal favourites are the title track, "Reign of the Brute" and "Der Landser".
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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01.02.2013 - 22:45
bblitz
This is ''old school death metal''?! riffing,riffing,growls and that is old school death metal?
Where are tempo changes solos come on people,this is absolutely awful.
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01.02.2013 - 22:48
bblitz
It sounds more like punk n' death WTF?
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01.02.2013 - 23:11
Lit.
Account deleted
Written by bblitz on 01.02.2013 at 22:45

riffing,riffing,growls

That is old school death metal.
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01.02.2013 - 23:27
bblitz
Yes,I'll listen to this album more carefully,I think death metal should sound more
complicated,maybe I listen to much Morbid Angel
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13.04.2014 - 19:50
Rating: 9
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Enjoyed this album big time !
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The Fangirl.
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