Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Deiphago (Costa Rica)
Bestial metal squadron Deiphago began in the Philippines in 1989, but has been based in Costa Rica for more than ten years now, according to Metal Archives. Deiphago plays the barbaric, war metal associated with the early periods of bands like Venom, Sodom, Destruction, Bathory, Sarcófago, Blasphemy, Nifelheim, Destroyer 666, Revenge, Conqueror and others playing raw/black/thrash/war metal that is as primal as it is chaotic.
The heritage of extreme chaos metal is what Deiphago lives. It’s not music for most metal listeners. Many people complain that the band “should” get a better production or that the music sounds “disjointed,” so on and so forth. Such complaints seem to suggest that the band needs to become better at playing the instruments, that they need to practice more or that they need to do something in order to be more musical. All of such complaining goes to show you how misunderstood Deiphago and this genre is. The reviews complain today the same way that the critics complained decades ago: that Venom is too raw, that Helllhammer is too extreme, that Sodom is the worst band in the world, that Revenge is too monotonous, and now that Deiphago is not musical enough.
Don’t you think that this band, if they wanted, could write more melodic songs or make more commercial songs? Yes, they absolutely could because they have been playing music for a long time. Bands like Venom, Sodom, Celtic Frost, Destruction, Destroyer 666 and others have shown that they can be melodic when they want. Writing melodic metal for a band that was formed in 1989 should not be a problem, but that is not what this album is. This album is about extreme chaos metal, and Deiphago is really good at it. Deiphago is a raging bull in a china shop, unclinical, unperfect, dirty and mean, which is on purpose because this band seeks to take it to the end of the line in terms of brutality and bestial metal, in direct contrast to the perfect/clinical/computerized metal of today. email:

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