Ferdi : If there is one band that knows what true metal is supposed to sound like, then it is Desaster surely. For four albums the band has maintained their reputation for delivering great black/thrashmetal, with a cult status as their reward. Devine Blasphemies is the somewhat cheesy title of their fourth brutal onslaught, and their first full album without singer Occulto who fronted the band for almost a decade. It's funny though, that despite this line-up change, little has been changed to the music. The sound of Desaster is still centered on the primal aggression of Bathory and Mayhem, coupled with the raging fury of Destruction and Kreator (incidentally, Mille of Kreator fame is singing along on the song Nighthawk). The sound of the CD is geared slightly more towards occult blackmetal than to medieval thrash though, making the CD have more in common with the last release Tyrant Of The Netherworlds than with Hellfire's Dominion. For the fourth time in a row Desaster manages to hit the nail by recording a great metal-CD which retains a careful balance between aggression and musicality, and manages to fit it into a nostalgic avatar. This makes Devine Blasphemies a highly recommended purchase for those people who's musical taste hasn't evolved for ages, and who still can't get over the fact that the eighties have ended.