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  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Peaceville Records
  • ASIN: B00197X172
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Following the brilliant and brutal "Unblessing The Purity", Sweden's finest exponents of Death Metal return with their latest studio opus, "The Fathomless Mastery".
Featuring Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt and Martin 'Axe' Axenrot, Katatonia's Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse, and Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson (ex-21 Lucifers, ex-Genocrush Ferox), the band's current line-up represents the elite of the Swedish Metal scene.

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By Magnum Valentino TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
If you like, refer to the comments below for my original review of this album. You know, the one I'm now contradicting. The Fathomless Mastery is a confident record, executed with admirable precision by Bloodbath Mk. 2 (a term I use without condescension). The band has certainly evolved from the tribute act their earliest releases showcase, no longer playing music in the vein of classic Morrisound albums (Leprosy, Butchered At Birth et al.) but rather their own distinctive brand of exquisitely arranged contemporary death metal. When I speak of arrangement, I'm not referring to so-called 'technical death metal', the most masturbatory form of malevolent musical meanderings: Bloodbath is far too self-assured to waste time with that nonsense. Rather, I refer to the odd little fills and acutely-timed overlaps dotted throughout the songs that raise the bar that little higher, and highlight the creativity and synchronicity of Martin Axenrot (Opeth, Witchery) and Katatonia guitarists Per Eriksson and Anders Nystrom. Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt is on top form on vocals, his bilious tone coupled with a clarity that sacrifices none of the power of his forceful growl. He is, without doubt, a perfect death metal vocalist. The album sounds absolutely fantastic: worth particular mention are Axenrot's snare (I'd love to know how to get that consistent sound he has) and the crunchiest guitar tone this side of Flamin' Hot Monster Munch's wholly imaginary short-lived musical side project, "Monster Metal". The band's once-drummer and guitarist Dan Swano may be long gone, but so too is that aforementioned sense of owing to the old school, and Bloodbath as it stands today is just as exciting without him.Read more ›
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Brilliant album
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OPeth are one of my favourite bandds and i never new that the lead singer had a death metal side project. I decided to give their latest release a go and i am impressed. This isnt like opeth at all. its more to the point death metal which any fan of the genre should be pleased with.
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The critics of magazines like terrorizer and metal hammer built this album up so much that i simply couldnt ignore it so i bought this cd,it was my first bloodbath album,it could be my last,although i am still curious to hear their earlier output so time will tell,anyway,this is death metal but not at its finest,there are some good riffs but some of this album fails to stick and some is just too generic,i thought bloodbath were the leading giants in the genre,they have all the right members,supergroup yes,super band,on this effort,possibly not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mikael Akerfeldt's alter ego. 21 Dec. 2008
By ceffalo - Published on
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This is the new album by Bloodbath, released just a couple of months prior to today. I own their previous two efforts and it's amazing how close to the roots of their sound this band keeps. That's especially amazing considering that this is a supergroup of members from completely different, and highly successful, other bands. Ever heard of Opeth? Two of the members who worked on The Fathomless Mastery are integral to Opeth's 2008 release, Watershed.

I find that kind of work ethic in metal music composers to be absolutely amazing. There are some great American metal bands, but these European fellows seem to have nothing else better to do than make us some great music, and I am really appreciative of that.

As I said in the review title, this is Mikael Akerfeldt's (Opeth) alter ego. In his other band he attempts to make death metal into something beautifully progressive, and he achieves that wonderfully. Opeth has created some of the finest music I've ever heard.

So, what's with Bloodbath? Well, they are also death metal, but the complete opposite of Opeth in what they do. The songs are much shorter, the direction is far more brutal and tense. The metal, is well, more metal.

The Fathomless Mastery seems to be an effort in blasphemy as well. It seems deliberately opposed, at least as an album concept, to anything Christian. How metal, right?

Metal fans who enjoy brutal riffs and fast paced style will fully enjoy this album. Anyone who loves Slayer will thoroughly enjoy Bloodbath, who I think is really better.

The album dives right into a frenetic pace and never lets up. It speeds through like a freight train.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mastery indeed! 1 Nov. 2008
By Amy J. Canaday - Published on
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All hail the kings of all that is unholy. I was sad to see Swano leave after Nightmares Made Flesh... Unblessing the Purity made me feel better. The Fathomless Mastery is easily one of the most brutal albums I have every heard. The brutality and the scope of blasphemy that this achievment unleashes on you is staggering. Bloodbath has taken their art to a whole new level.

In the end, after being sonically bludgeoned... One can only ask themselves: "What have you done with your life?"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably good! 12 Oct. 2008
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I'm not typically a fan of your average death metal... Entombed was good, Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel took it in a direction that I just don't like. (CC especially, though MA's "Domination" was a killer disc.) And upstarts like Job for a Cowboy sound like angry dwarves slamming away on tin cans. REAL death metal are bands like At the Gates, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Dissection... and the only band in America that deserves mention being Arsis, with a minor nod to Oakland's "All Shall Perish."

I'm a fan of Katatonia. Huge fan. Jonas Renske is one of the guitarists in Bloodbath, and I thought "Well, he has great taste for his main band... lets give this one a try."

Blown away.

When I heard these guys were 'traditional' death metal (as defined as CC, or MA) I was like... eh... not sure.

But this album is absolutely perfect. This is the band that Job for a Cowboy WANTS to be--but never will. This sounds NOTHING like Katatonia--not that I was expecting that--but Renske's leads are just as haunting on this as they are for Katatonia... in fact its a little more ominous with the brutal churning the other guys bring into the mix.

The only other cd in the past 3 years in the "classic death metal" category that I've liked was All Shall Perish's "The Price of All Existence."

You might hate me for slamming on some death metal classics, but don't let that stop you from buying this disc. Oh, it's not supposed to be available until 10/28/08 but they haven't blocked the mp3 downloads and I've been listening to it since 10/5.

EDIT: Replace "Renske" with Blackheim. I was recently informed that Renske only played bass in bloodbath too.
4.0 out of 5 stars Bloodbath gets better on each album 26 May 2009
By T. Gore - Published on
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After hearing Bloodbath's first two albums, the EP, and the first full length album, I was very hesitant about purchasing "Nightmares Made Flesh" I hated, I mean hated the first two albums, and even though Bloodbath has won over alot of death-metal fans, I found the music to be dull, and with such a great bunch of musicians I expected more then just a few simple powerchords, boring and uninspiring drumming, and lack of bass guitar. The brutality was there, but the band just didnt seem to have any sort of direction. I was suprised when I heard "Nightmares Made Flesh" It moved in a different direction. Better guitar work, better song writing, and even though not perfect (3Stars)it was a start. So here we go with "The Fahomless Mastery" Well, Bloodbath just proves they are getting better with each album. Forgot what you heard on the previous releases. This is a wonderful combination of Technical and straight up in your face Death Metal (Think Dismember meets Odious Mortem)Even though there are a couple tracks that I still dont care for, this band is going in the right direction. Considering all the reviews for previous albums, I am sorry to not see as many for this album, since I believe it is the best one. If you didnt like Bloodbath because of previous releases, fear not, you are about to hear a huge change in direction on this album, and its all positive...ENJOY
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5.0 out of 5 stars a soundtrack through hell 18 Dec. 2008
By Furnacefuneral84 - Published on
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If this is what's playing in hell, I can't wait to get there. This is in my opinion the best deathmetal album of 08 by far. Everything about it just shakes my bones! It sucks to see such a diverse of a musician as Swano leave, but they fill his place with a more "purist" death metal guitarist being Per Eriksson. And it really shows in the diversity and technicality throughout the album. I wish I could see these guys live! The Wacken Carnage is the next best thing. I heard a live track from TWC on a midnight metal radio show in seattle a little over a year ago and I bought pretty much every album that they've put out with the exception of Breeding Death EP, because it was pretty hard to find. I listen to the fathomless mastery in its entirety before every mission I go out on, which is literally every day. Nothing makes my blood boil like this album can.
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