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Pure Swedish unleashed fury - 92%

psiguen, April 16th, 2013

Swedish act Immersed in Blood shows off its member's skills and relentless musical brutality in its full-length debut "Killing Season", in the vein of Aeon, but less complex and intrincate. It starts with powerful Stefan Lundberg's voice over a brutal, highly distorted guitar riff, then the rest of the band comes in, bursting like a heavy blow to your face. The first track "Salvatorial Rape" is the perfect opening, fast, intense and brutal, although a bit short. From here, intensity is kept at a high level: constant, intense and sometimes savage drum beating, with little moments at a slower pace, and some slow 'n' heavy grooving patterns here and there. I daresay this guy (Joakim Unger) is one of the fastest and most intense brutal death metal drummers I've ever heard, pity he's no more in the band. A very nice skin-beating work.

Both guitar players here come out from the ruins of Inverted, a Swedish dark old-school death metal band. Knowing Inverted, I would have never thought of their guitarists being so fucking brutal as they sound in "Killing Season". Fast and furious riffing, helped by the fact that the guitars are strongly distorted, but most notes played are distinguishable though. They also include some melodic yet brutal solos. Bass guitar is there pounding mercilessly, giving the band its characteristical thick brutal sound. It sounds to me like a bulldozer razing it all in his way right to your fucking ears. Simply great.

I merely mentioned how powerful vocals are. Stefan is a superb death metal vocalist, he knows exactly how to growl every time, and sounds deep, guttural and harsh, a bit monotonous but very aggressive. Lyrics are in the vein of modern brutal death metal, violently sick sex-oriented, but not as misogynistic as pornogrind goes.

Well, I think "Killing Season" is a stepping stone in brutal death metal, much more better than all those slamming crap we all are bored to hear everywhere. Check this out, it's pure Swedish unleashed fury the way it should be.