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Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh

8.7 | 720 votes |
Release date: 27 September 2004
Style: Death metal


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01. Cancer Of The Soul
02. Brave New Hell
03. Soul Evisceration
04. Outnumbering The Day
05. Feeding The Undead
06. Eaten
07. Bastard Son Of God
08. Year Of The Cadaver Race
09. The Ascension
10. Draped In Disease
11. Stillborn Saviour
12. Blood Vortex
13. Breeding Death [demo] [bonus]
14. Omnious Bloodvomit [demo] [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2004: 17

Peter Tägtgren - vocals
Dan Erland Swanö - guitars, drums
Blakkheim - guitars
Axe - drums
Lord Seth - bass

Guest musicians
Simon Solomon - guitars

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Some line-up changes in the new Bloodbath album, Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) handed over the vocal duties to Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy), Dan Swanö left the drums and picked up the guitars, and recorded the sophomore effort of this all-star Death Metal band, entitled Nightmares Made Flesh.

The thing that always intrigued me about this band was how come these talented and well-known musicians got to make typical Death Metal? I mean, If you put 4 geniuses in one room, you wont expect that they will come up with something as typical as Bloodbath right? But they did, first class Death Metal that's it, but sadly no innovations, no new stuff here, just Death Metal.

published 15.12.2004 | Comments (9)

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26.03.2015 - 20:12

Written by Guest on 26.03.2015 at 02:47

Written by danielllewis on 25.03.2015 at 08:11

Am I the only one who thinks Eaten is the worst song on the album? I'd honestly give it a 10 if that song was excluded. That being said I still love it. Peter's vocals on here are some of the most terrifying I've ever heard, just a savage.

I gotta agree. While catchy, I never cared for Eaten (though the subject behind the song is morbidly fascinating). It's not bad, but not as good compared to many of the other songs on the album, like Brave New Hell, Year Of The Cadaver Race, Blood Vortex, etc.

Maybe I should go back and re-read the lyrics, because I don't know that I ever understood the subject matter haha. You're right though, it's not a bad song, I've just always found it to be nowhere near as good as the rest of the material on the album. The ascension is my favourite on there I think.
19.02.2016 - 16:52
Rating: 7
Tomas Piller

Written by danielllewis on 26.03.2015 at 20:12

Maybe I should go back and re-read the lyrics, because I don't know that I ever understood the subject matter haha.

Someone desperately wants to be eaten alive and watch it. Well it's supposed to be morbid, but I have to always laugh at the idea and the poor guy
01.02.2018 - 07:01
Rating: 9

Really great album. Some awesome screams on this one too.
16.08.2018 - 06:24
Rating: 10

Personal favorite of mine.
29.11.2018 - 15:51
Rating: 7
i c deaf people
7/10 points because it's a good album and since I really like the song "Outnumbering The Day".
But to be very honest, I expected so much more from my personal heros Tägtgren, Swanö, Renkse and Nyström because back then, Hypocrisy, Edge Of Sanity and Katatonia belonged to my most favorite bands. I can't help it but for me, Bloodbath never succeeded to fullfill what those big names had promised.
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02.03.2020 - 10:00
Rating: 10

This is by far the greatest death metal release in the 2000+ era.
26.12.2021 - 02:18
Rating: 9
Ivy Patterns

Written by jawharessence on 02.03.2020 at 10:00

This is by far the greatest death metal release in the 2000+ era.

I second that
10.02.2022 - 15:55
Rating: 9

A solid death metal album! Songwriting on this album are excellent. Sadly most people do not understand this it seems, ratings below 8 proves this fact!
08.03.2022 - 15:34
Rating: 10

The best 'pure' Death Metal album ever made IMO. Outstanding musicians writing outstanding music in the genre they all share a common inspiration. This album is currently #31 in my favourite albums of all time.

9.5/10 for me - tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 & 9 are all standout songs. 'Bastard Son Of God' and 'Blood Vortex' are the weaker songs on this, but both still good.
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