Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock — December 17, 2012 at 8:39 am

Review: Grand Supreme Blood Court – Bow Before the Blood Court


Artist Name: Grand Supreme Blood Court
Title Name: Bow Before the Blood Court
Label: Century Media
Reviewed by: Fabio Marraccini

While this band might sound new and unknown to many aficionados out there, their background is nothing less than legendary. After all, this Dutch ensemble rose as a parallel venture of the seminal Death Metal act, Asphyx.

Coming from such a veteran background, they certainly brought some of the latter’s sound signature, but also drank on the same remarkable fountain where the likes of Grave and Dismember spent their best moments.

Yes, that’s what you get with this new mob and their debut, Bow Before the Supreme Court: no compromises, nineties Dutch/Scandinavian style Death Metal full of eerie drop-tuned riffs, growling vocals, disturbing lyrics and gut blowing beats and bottom-end. While the whole album – that essentially tells the story of a macabre judgment performed by said ‘court’, and its stomach revolting aftermath – is quite good and keeps the listener at a very high level of enjoyment, “There Shall Be No Acquaintance” and the beautiful instrumental “Grand Justice, Grand Pain” are the shiniest moments.

Well, we can’t say that the music played here is new or completely out-of-the-box, but it sounds incredibly fresh and genuine, given the sheer passion these guys have for what they’re playing.

So once again, one of the best trademarks of Metal and music of all times grows its ranks with the addition of yet another platoon of relentless musicians. If you didn’t bow before the power of Death Metal Music before, maybe this will change your attitude!