|Review: Blood Spill - Demonic Plague|
Label: Desacration of God Productions
Year released: 2009
Originally released in: 1988
Review online: October 31, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (4 Votes)
Blood Spill were a San Antonio band that formed in '86 and called it quits after two years with only a single demo to their names. Even a veteran tape trader like myself never heard of these guys back in the day, but someone at Desacration of God Productions did and reissued that demo back in 2009, releasing it under the title Demonic Plague. Good thing, too, as this is the definition of a hidden underground gem.
The three songs presented on this demo are of that classic breed of Death/Thrash similar to contemporaries like Necrovore, Fallen Christ, and Possessed, and they're all every bit as vicious and intense as that would imply, maybe even more so. You'd think a band with songs that are all about nine minutes long would have an epic edge to their sound, but nope, they're just a fast, brutal act that don't know how to stop thrashing, and they do it with a primitive and malicious edge that hits you like the sharp end of an axe. This is all topped off by the demonic vocals of Bloody Freddy Rodriguez, whose performance would make the demon in The Exorcist piss its pants several times over. Overall, this is a fantastic piece of wicked Death/Thrash done the old way by a band gone well before their time, and it deserves more attention than it currently gets.
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