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Release date: 6 October 2008
Style: Death metal


8.2 | 385 votes


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01. At The Behest Of Their Death
02. Process Of Disillumination
03. Slaughtering The Will To Live
04. Mock The Cross
05. Treasonous
06. Iesous
07. Drink From The Cup Of Heresy
08. Devouring The Feeble
09. Earthrot
10. Hades Rising
11. Wretched Human Mirror
12. Blasting The Virginborn [2011 Peaceville Reissue bonus]
13. Weak Aside [2011 Peaceville Reissue bonus]
14. Sick Salvation [2011 Peaceville Reissue bonus]
15. Mouth Of Empty Praise [2011 Peaceville Reissue bonus]

Lyrics (11)

Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals
Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström - guitars
Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson - guitars
Martin "Axe" Axenrot - drums
Jonas Renkse - bass

Guest musicians
Christian Älvestam - vocals

Additional info
Death Metal
Label: Peaceville Music
Sweden: 2008
Length: 40:53

Bonus tracks comes from Unblessing The Purity EP

Staff review by

The mighty Bloodbath is back. I'm sure that you all already know their previous EP "Unblessing The Purity" but today of course we will not talk about it and only focus on the really awaited new album "The Fathomless Mastery". I like Bloodbath and I like its members so really one more time I was expecting something great and one more time I'm not disappointed. Fan of real Death, this release will be a must again!

published 06.10.2008 | Comments (31)

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themetalman - 17.04.2010 at 12:31  
  Uhhh... yeah this owns you. Hail Mikael Åkerfeldt!!! :metal:
AngelofDeth - 01.05.2010 at 19:25  
Rating: 9 Bloobath is the best death metal band. Ever.

And this is one of the greatest albums Ever made.
Deadmeat - 14.12.2010 at 19:51  
Rating: 9 1. this album has a bad production. it may sound "clean" but doesnt sound angry or violent.
2. the riffing is not as good as in previous albums.
3. most of the songs are beiing constructed under the same formula: verses and choruses and then comes the VERY GOOD melody. it can sound boring.

after all those i've said, this is the weakest of the 3 studio albums of Bloodbath. but it is very good though. it isnt perfect though so thats why i am bitching...
Kevorkian - 15.12.2010 at 07:50  
  Musically, this is pretty boring, but Åkerfeldt's vocals have never sounded better, and sometimes you just need a chunky riff to headbang to. Therefore, there is a time and place for it.
musicalkaratekid - 08.08.2012 at 01:05  
Rating: 8 A little underwhelming considering I listened to one of Bloodbath's EPs prior to this one, but it still does a fucking great job of making earth-shattering death metal. The last few songs are the highlights for me, whereas the opening songs take a while to get going.
Unhealer - 10.09.2012 at 17:28  
Rating: 8 "At The Behest Of Their Death" is such an awesome song. Pretty cool album, I'm finally paying these guys a bit more of attention.
Armageddon - 23.10.2012 at 10:38  
Rating: 9 This is an awesome album. My favorite song is "Hades Rising"
Dentura - 11.01.2013 at 22:45  
Rating: 8 This is a really solid slab of death metal here! Mikael's growls sound especially brutal here when compared to Opeth. "Treasonous" is probably my favorite track on here, I adore the riffs in that song.
Jaeryd17‍ - 22.02.2013 at 13:19  
Rating: 8 Maybe it's just me, but for some reason I get a similar vibe on "Mock The Cross" as I do on Morbid Angel's "World of Shit". Both songs sound completely different from each other, but for some reason I can't help but feel as if though Mock the Cross was specifically inspired by that song.

Anyway, this album is not quite as good as the other two, but I still love it. I don't mind the modern sound with the face-blastingly clean production as others do, but I'm glad to hear from them in interviews that the next album they do will go back to the old-school death metal sound.
Alondate - 18.01.2014 at 03:42  
Rating: 8 Hades rising is like a destroying everything

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