Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Blood Axis ‎– The Gospel Of Inhumanity (1995)

Country: United States

1. The Gospel Of Inhumanity 05:48
2. The Voyage (Canto I) 04:35
3. Eternal Soul 04:04
4. Between Birds Of Prey 08:16
5. Herr, Nun Laß In Frieden 05:02
6. Reign I Forever 06:16
7. Absinthe 07:07
8. Storm Of Steel 10:57

Blood Axis is an American Neofolk/Post-industrial band consisting of journalist and author Michael Moynihan
music producer Robert Ferbrache and musician and author Annabel Lee.
Moynihan formed Blood Axis in 1989 after touring Japan at the request of experimental music pioneer, Boyd Rice.
Moynihan had previously founded Coup de Grace, a multimedia project that produced live performances, 

cassettes and also released booklets of images and texts.
The first output from the new appellation were two songs, "Lord of Ages" and "Electricity".
In 1995, Moynihan released the first full length studio LP, The Gospel of Inhumanity with the help of Robert Ferbrache.

The album wedded the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Sergei Prokofiev with modern electronics.
Moynihan implemented a recording of Ezra Pound reading from his The Cantos.
He also included lyrics from Nietzsche and Longfellow as well as his own to the work.
The album begins with a sample from the decisive final sequence of the film The Wicker Man.
After the release of The Gospel of Inhumanity, Blood Axis acquired Moynihan's partner Annabel Lee

previously of Amber Asylum, as a permanent member contributing vocals, violin, accordion and various other instruments. This resulted in a considerably less electronic sound, a larger focus on Germanic polytheism and a more acoustic folk-based approach as well as covers of traditional recordings and continued use of historical European references.



  1. though i'm a blood axis fan, i can say that the gospel of inhumanity is my least favorite album from their catalogue.

    i think that in blot:sacrifice in sweden the tracks of this album sound much better played live, while i trully dig absinthe:la folie verte and their (much more neofolk-based) born again album.

    either way, moynihan is an important (and kinda notorious) figure of the underground.we could talk for hours about this dude(and without mentioning Lords Of Chaos).

    1. Yep i understand what you mean about Moynihan, the fact is that Blood Axis had gained cult status even before the release of The Gospel Of Inhumanity.On the other hand i can't say that i enjoyed that much their neofolk elements that were imported on their latest album.A rather mediocre release for my taste.As for Blót: Sacrifice In Sweden i can say that goes side by side with The Gospel Of Inhumanity (with that "fixed" production almost it doesn't sound like a live album).