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This is Swedish? This is Awesome! - 95%

__Ziltoid__, August 10th, 2010

This is the only release from Swedish death metal band Eructation, but it’s quite good. Despite obviously being a death metal release from Sweden, it doesn’t fall into either the Gothenburg style of fruity melodic death metal or the Stockholm style of hard hitting old school death metal. Instead, it sits on its own as an anomalous piece of Swedish music being both progressive and bass-heavy, neither of which can often be said of any form of Swedish death metal. In fact, this sounds a lot like a cross between Morbid Angel and Atheist, which can only be a good thing.

With basslines flowing all over every song, this demo sounds very textured, especially with the relatively good production it has. There are tons of absolutely catchy riffs here mixed with a good amount of progressiveness, all mostly contained to a mid-pace tempo to really make the music headbang-able. ‘Foul Feast’ is the most straightforward song (and the only one I could find on YouTube) here, and even that has a lot of things going on. If there is a demo that I think every death metal fan could enjoy, it would be this.

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