Into the Crypts of Blasphemy

Written by: EW on 06/10/2010 22:46:58

If I was to tell you Interment are a metal band formed in Sweden in the late 80s (1988) to be exact you think you'd be able to guess what they sound like? Yep, it may be 20-odd years later but here, at last, is the band's debut album, "Into the Crypts of Blasphemy", following just a few demos in the early 90s and it is 100% Swedish death metal to the core replete with that scene's trademark buzzsaw guitar tone, horrified vocals and organic drumsound. Like Nirvana 2002 whose compilation release I reviewed a while back, Interment will go down in history as an also-ran, but a testament to the devastating timeless power and appeal of the Swedish DM scene poised. Incase in you were in any doubt this is proven by how enjoyable Interment's album is to listen to (for a death metal like myself at least) without offering anything new on top of what the likes of Entombed and Dismember did two decades ago.

From the opening second of "Eternal Darkness" what is to come in the next 36 minutes is as obvious as the plotline in a porno. Picking highlights from the consistently pummelling racket is difficult, but for my money the ominous and catchy "Night of the Undead" shades it as the top song while "Dreaming In Dead" is something that wouldn't feel out of place on Dismember's classic "Like An Everflowing Stream". "Where Death Will Increase" rolls into action with a stupendously fat and groovy riff while "Morbid Death" and "The Pestilence" (two songs adding to the collection of tracks here referencing in name famous bands and albums of the past) close out in a blood-hungry manner, confident that the release has achieved its target of instigating a bloody hit-and-run attack on your senses. Just like Nirvana 2002's aforementioned attack "Into the Crypts of Blasphemy" comes laden with enjoyment for anyone into prime-time Entombed or Dismember, all the more impressive despite being a modern-day recording. From a European perspective at least, a reminder of how death metal used to be done.

Download: Night of the Undead, Dreaming In Dead
For the fans of: Swedish death metal.
Listen: Myspace

Release date 02.08.2010
Pulverised Records

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