Monday, August 15, 2011

MORDBRAND - Necropsychotic CDEP review

MORDBRAND - Necropsychotic CDEP
Deathgasm Records
Genre: Death Metal
Rating: 5/5

So you're walking down the street one day and suddenly the ground starts shaking like it's fucking earthquake. The next thing which happens is the the street cracks open in front of you and this giant figure emerges. No it's not the Martian walker thing from that War of the Worlds remake. It's Per Boder formerly of the legendary GOD MACABRE and now singing with this new Swedish Death Metal onslaught MORDBRAND. Yeah sure that's a lot to take in but if you listen to the opener "Eaters of the Void" you'll understand and it's far more destructive than that thing from the movie. Also this is from Deathgasm Records so automatically you know it's going to be good. Now although this is billed as Death Metal there's also plenty of crust and thrash influences seething through this courtesy of the other band members Björn Larsson (guitar, bass and background screams) and Johan Rudberg (drums). This duo brings with them copious amounts of extreme musical aggression from being in the thrash band THE LAW and the crust grind duo KARENSDAG.

Songs like "Graveyard Revisited" and "Skärseld (Return to the Unholy)" might be gore splattered death thanks to Boder's horror growl but the wall of riff power and percussion is pure D-Beat. Once thing I miss seeing at death metal shows are crowds going fucking nuts thrashing around in the pit. This would definitely get one started unless the band was playing in a graveyard. Then again this would also have the corpses rising into a slam dance. They do slow down to a mid pace speed in order for you to catch your breath on "The Fall of Flesh" and the final cut "Deliverance" but otherwise you're fucked. Sandwiched between them is "Death Bound" which is a fast dirty blasting fit for pummeling. Unfortunately this is just six cuts but it's completely worthy of your attention. This is technically MORDBRAND's debut although they did release a split last year with the British death metal act EVOKE. Either way you need this because your death gore metal life depends on it.



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