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Release date: 27 February 2012
Style: Death metal

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8.1 | 205 votes

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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]

Review
Lyrics (11)


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)

Staff pick by
Daniell

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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3rdWorldFuckface - 04.03.2011 at 06:32  
  good thing for Death metal
AXA - 16.03.2011 at 00:39  
Rating: 9 AMAZING BAND \../
I WAIT THIS ALBUM IN FUCKING HOT HAIL ....\../
PLEAS DO IT LIKE ..Death... The Brutal Way ...
AMAZING ALBUM
arj - 09.08.2011 at 16:19  
Rating: 9 Gimme nauw
JÄY - 16.12.2011 at 11:23  
 
Written by AXA on 16.03.2011 at 00:39

AMAZING BAND \../
I WAIT THIS ALBUM IN FUCKING HOT HAIL ....\../
PLEAS DO IT LIKE ..Death... The Brutal Way ...
AMAZING ALBUM

Well, the new song they've released sounds like the last album, anyway.
@gent_-_orange - 07.02.2012 at 01:05  
Rating: 8 Stoked for this. Their is no doubts of what it's going to sound like, and I am confident it will be great.
.Nick - 08.02.2012 at 23:08  
Rating: 8 Really looking forward to this release.
Misfit74 - 24.02.2012 at 04:28  
  Streaming in full here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-asphyx-deathhammer/
Rulatore - 24.02.2012 at 20:59  
  What wall of sound, honestly it kind fucked up the album
strade - 26.02.2012 at 07:27  
Rating: 9 This is one of the greatest death metal albums I've ever heard. Holy. Fucking. Shit. Sorry for the obscenities, ladies and gentlemen, but I have no other words. I mean, seriously, FUCK.
-DC-002- - 27.02.2012 at 00:15  
  Ima try it out.
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.02.2012 at 17:20  
Rating: 7 Solid stuff.
Misfit74 - 28.02.2012 at 08:20  
  This album crushes, grooves, and dooms. Nothing not to like. I will say that a few songs could just as easily appear on a Hail Of Bullets album. That's cool and all, but the crossover is uncanny. I do realize that the guitarist is in both bands and obviously he has a large hand in the riff-making. Certainly, he writes some of my favorite riffs between both bands. I think if you love Hail Of Bullets you have to love this album and vice versa, therefore I couldn't be happier. Also, Van Drunen just does a magnificent job on this album, fortifying his status as the best Death Metal vocalist of all-time.
R'Vannith - 29.02.2012 at 15:12  
Rating: 8 Like a brick to the face
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.02.2012 at 15:13  
Rating: 8 I wonder how many new songs they will play coming Friday ate Neurotic Deathfest and how many new ones at their cd presentation gig on the 9th
Daniell - 29.02.2012 at 16:00  
Rating: 9 As I said in my staff pick, this is what death metal is supposed to be. Or maybe I'm an old man that only likes old school Be that as it may, old bands just do it better!
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.02.2012 at 16:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Daniell on 29.02.2012 at 16:00

As I said in my staff pick, this is what death metal is supposed to be. Or maybe I'm an old man that only likes old school Be that as it may, old bands just do it better!


Does not apply to Morbid Angel, Pestilence and Vader even though Vader's last is better than MA's it is nowhere near the qulaity of their older works
Daniell - 29.02.2012 at 16:18  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.02.2012 at 16:04

Written by Daniell on 29.02.2012 at 16:00

As I said in my staff pick, this is what death metal is supposed to be. Or maybe I'm an old man that only likes old school Be that as it may, old bands just do it better!


Does not apply to Morbid Angel, Pestilence and Vader even though Vader's last is better than MA's it is nowhere near the qulaity of their older works


I completely agree about Morbid Angel, partially agree about Pestilence, and disagree about Vader, because they never went below a certain level of quality, even if their latest isn't as great as De Profundis or Black to the Blind.

Maybe I should rephrase my statement to "old bands (usually) do it better"
.Nick - 29.02.2012 at 21:08  
Rating: 8 OSDM the way it should be.
Vod52 - 01.03.2012 at 20:40  
Rating: 8 Great album
-DC-002- - 01.03.2012 at 21:11  
  This is really good. now, KNEEL! you dogs.
Koen Smits - 01.03.2012 at 21:48  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.02.2012 at 16:04

Written by Daniell on 29.02.2012 at 16:00

As I said in my staff pick, this is what death metal is supposed to be. Or maybe I'm an old man that only likes old school Be that as it may, old bands just do it better!


Does not apply to Morbid Angel, Pestilence and Vader even though Vader's last is better than MA's it is nowhere near the qulaity of their older works


and doesn't apply to Obituary, Deicide, Autopsy or Vomitory...
Mr. Doctor - 01.03.2012 at 23:46  
  ^ Meh, I enjoy the latest Autopsy.
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.03.2012 at 02:32  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.03.2012 at 23:46

^ Meh, I enjoy the latest Autopsy.


Way tooooooo long, if it had beeen 45 minutes it would have been great
Mr. Doctor - 02.03.2012 at 07:21  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.03.2012 at 02:32

Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.03.2012 at 23:46

^ Meh, I enjoy the latest Autopsy.


Way tooooooo long, if it had beeen 45 minutes it would have been great


That doesn't really take the goodness. I can just listen to one half first and then the other one later. The quality is still there.
Those guys should have made it 40-45 minutes and the rest of the album could have been saved for another album or an EP. But yeah, it doesn't really bother me.
Koen Smits - 02.03.2012 at 16:43  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.03.2012 at 23:46

^ Meh, I enjoy the latest Autopsy.


Ok, out of these 4 Autopsy comes out best.
TrollandDie - 04.03.2012 at 22:44  
  Nothing wrong with modern death metal (one of the most consistent scenes out there today) but it's nice to see groups sticking to old-school routes and doing it right.
Iron Nostarion - 11.03.2012 at 18:44  
Rating: 8 They do the old school shit well and catchy and doom elements are good, but besides it being a very good release, I think it's slightly overrated as well.

I prefer Aborted's latest release above this one despite me being more of an old-school guy in death metal taste.
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.03.2012 at 02:42  
Rating: 8 Decades ago, a time now long gone
death metal had its pure form
so easy then amongst global friends
a bold scene never to conform
changes set in, pollution begins
despicable developments
the duty to return and make all traitors burn
on to your knees and repent

deathhammer

vocals so poor, like frogs in a moor
guitars like clouds of fruit flies
where's the bass sound, drums hat don't pound
hear how our iron church cries
they don't give a fuck, just collecting bucks
acting like statues on stage
our final call to all those false
we summon thou bastards to rage

deathhammer

writing the pages, lasting for ages
restore purity that once was
deathhammer bloodstained, death will die again
this is our doctrine and cause
chapters demanding, episodes ending
deliverin the death metal bill
the years of the leech, finished as we preach
if ou won't face death wel will

deathhammer
Troy Killjoy - 12.03.2012 at 04:57  
  TIL death metal musicians are as butthurt about death metal evolving as every old man who grew up listening to Morbid Angel and Autopsy.
InnerSelf - 12.03.2012 at 12:44  
Rating: 8 Hahaha Marcel wtf ! I take it from this that you don't appreciate Ulcerate, Metochondrian, .... etc ?
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.03.2012 at 12:51  
Rating: 8
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
InnerSelf - 12.03.2012 at 13:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.03.2012 at 12:51

current Morbid Angel


which is not Death Metal
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.03.2012 at 13:07  
Rating: 8
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
InnerSelf - 12.03.2012 at 13:13  
Rating: 8
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
errorcode99 - 20.03.2012 at 18:08  
Rating: 7 to the
If you know what I mean...
ruffio - 25.03.2012 at 12:57  
Rating: 10
Written by errorcode99 on 20.03.2012 at 18:08

to the
If you know what I mean...

I see what you did there
errorcode99 - 25.03.2012 at 22:58  
Rating: 7 The drums aren't in rhythm on some parts?? is it just me?
JD - 29.03.2012 at 22:45  
Rating: 9 So my first "9" this year goes to Deathhammer.
Stoned Crow - 15.05.2012 at 07:29  
  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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.07.2012 at 22:51  
Rating: 8
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.
Mr. Doctor - 13.07.2012 at 22:56  
  Gotta agree with Marcel. The production is fine for me.
Lit. - 19.09.2012 at 22:36  
  Death... The Right Way.
Illog1cal - 02.10.2012 at 01:52  
  The production is superb, the doom sections are actually effective unlike some of the 90s Asphyx albums where they were not so powerful.
NocturnalStalker - 29.01.2013 at 17:13  
Rating: 9 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".
bblitz - 01.02.2013 at 22:45  
  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.
bblitz - 01.02.2013 at 22:48  
  It sounds more like punk n' death WTF?
Lit. - 01.02.2013 at 23:11  
 
Written by bblitz on 01.02.2013 at 22:45

riffing,riffing,growls

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

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