Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage review
|Album:||Resurrection Through Carnage|
|Release date:||November 2002|
01. Ways To The Grave
02. So You Die
03. Mass Strangulation
04. Death Delirium
05. Buried By The Dead
06. The Soulcollector
07. Bathe In Blood
08. Trail Of Insects
09. Like Fire
10. Cry My Name
Bloodbath is a super side-project from Sweden that gathers some members of three famous bands: Mikael Akerfeldt [vocals] from Opeth, Dan Swano [drums] from Edge Of Sanity and Anders Nystrom [guitar] and Jonas Renske [bass] from Katatonia. With such a talented line-up, you can resonably expect a killer album. And you won't be disappointed. But don't search for the doomy side of Opeth or the cool melodies of Katatonia because you won't find. What we have here is a real and undisguised tribute to the first wave of Swedish death metal [just like the first 3-tracks EP Breeding Death released in 2001].
To sum up this album, I remember I read somewhere that it is the transposition of what the Left Hand Path of Entombed would have been if released in 2002. I completely second that. Everything has been made to follow the tradition of the early 90's melodic death: the overall sound is perfect in aggression, wickedness and power, the vocals are only full of hatred growlings coming from the deepest abysses [Akerfeldt never sings with a clean voice for once], the riffs alternate between the highest speed possible ['Bathe In Blood'] and the grim melodies that characterize this period [listen to the disturbing 'Mass Strangulation' or the weird sounds at the end of 'Trail Of Insects']. If this album had been released a decade earlier, it would have become a standard among death metal standards.
This album is all about passion and devotion. It is clearly made by a band of fans, for the fans. Too bad this is probably their first and only album. It must be heard by the nostalgics of the beginnings of Entombed [or Edge Of Sanity, Dismember, etc...] but above all by every death metal fan. This is a kind of Grail, you'll soon be addicted!
Highlights: 'Ways To The Grave', 'Mass Strangulation', 'Bathe In Blood'
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