The Fathomless Mastery

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The Fathomless Mastery
Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery.jpg
Studio album by Bloodbath
Released September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)[1]
Recorded April 9[2]–August 2008[3]
Genre Death metal
Length 41:41
Label Peaceville
Producer David Castillo, Bloodbath
Bloodbath chronology
The Wacken Carnage
(2008)
The Fathomless Mastery
(2008)
Bloodbath over Bloodstock
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[4]
Blabbermouth.net 8.5/10[5]
Terrorizer 7.5/10 stars[6]

The Fathomless Mastery is the third full-length album by Swedish death metal band Bloodbath. Former Scar Symmetry vocalist Christian Älvestam performed guest vocals on the sixth track, "Iesous". The outro of the final track, "Wretched Human Mirror", features samples from the movie I Am Legend.[7] A video was made for "Hades Rising", directed by Owe Lingwall and shot on location in Vallentuna, near Stockholm.[8] The album peaked at No. 45 on the Heatseekers Chart in the US on release.[9] The album was reissued in 2011, bundled together with the tracks from the Unblessing the Purity EP released in 2008.[10] The Fathomless Mastery is the last studio album with vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt and the first to feature lead guitarist Per Eriksson.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bloodbath.

No. Title Length
1. "At the Behest of Their Death" 3:41
2. "Process of Disillumination" 3:09
3. "Slaughtering the Will to Live" 3:37
4. "Mock the Cross" 4:02
5. "Treasonous" 4:13
6. "Iesous" 3:34
7. "Drink from the Cup of Heresy" 3:37
8. "Devouring the Feeble" 3:11
9. "Earthrot" 3:20
10. "Hades Rising" 5:05
11. "Wretched Human Mirror" 4:12
12. "Blasting the Virginborn" (2011 reissue bonus track) 3:33
13. "Weak Aside" (2011 reissue bonus track) 4:15
14. "Sick Salvation" (2011 reissue bonus track) 3:21
15. "Mouth of Empty Praise" (2011 reissue bonus track) 4:32
Total length: 57:22

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bloodbath's The Fathomless Mastery". Peaceville.com. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bloodbath | The Fathomless Mastery". Bloodbath.biz. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bloodbath | Releases". Bloodbath.biz. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery Review - Review of The Fathomless Mastery by Bloodbath". Heavymetal.about.com. October 28, 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "CD Reviews - The Fathomless Mastery Bloodbath". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ Terrorizer Magazine. December 2008.
  7. ^ Donnelly, Justin. "Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery (Peaceville Records)". blistering.com. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "BLOODBATH: 'Hades Rising' Video Released". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bloodbath Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Bloodbath | The Fathomless Mastery | Blog Archive » The Fathomless Mastery 2011 edition". Bloodbath.biz. August 9, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mikael Åkerfeldt Quits Bloodbath". Blabbermouth.net. April 12, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.