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Brutal, not boring - 87%

DeadFetus, August 18th, 2003

Brutal death metal: one of the more controversial sub-genres around, maligned by some for relying too heavily on blast beats and a lack of diverse sound and generic gore lyrics, and praised by others for pushing the boundaries of of extreme music. I understand both sides, and while I love bands like Necrophagist, Spawn of Possession, Dying Fetus, and the like, I cannot stand the overtly brutal gore/porno grind metal, far to repetitive for me.
Immersed in Blood do the brutal death metal thing very well. Hailing from Sweden, the group can blast away at a thousand miles an hour with pummeling riffs and sick mosh breaks, each song is a musical beat down and the rhythm section is absolutely sick. The double bass hits like a shotgun blast to the face, and the riffs tear away with the violence and gore of a Mortal Kombat video game.

All in all Killing Season is an excellent album with enough variety and crushing brutality for any death metal fan to enjoy. It's not revolutionary, but it is some good violent fun.

Originally Published @ (c) 2003