Bloodbath
2000
Sweden
Music group
When a premiere assembly of notable musicians decides to combine their abundant talents to act as a preservation society in reverence to the American death metal of over a decade ago, it’s an indication at how deeply the movement resonated in their collective psyches.

Their three-song Breeding Death EP - endorsed by Terrorizer magazine as a “bludgeoning, nasty-ass barbarity of the lowest order” — was only a hint of what was to come. The bestial growls of Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), the eviscerating guitar riffs of Anders Nyström (Katatonia, Diabolical Masquerade), the poisonous bass pulse of Jonas Renske (Katatonia, October Tide), and the crypt-defacing drum work of Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Nightingale) have all returned to give us a mindful testimonial to the undying legacies of prime-era early ‘90s Swedish death metal from the likes of Entombed, Grave, and Dismember.

Accentuating well-written extremity through minimalism, the return-to-the-basics approach of Resurrection Through Carnage is an exhumation performed for the sake of the genre’s advancement. “Ways To The Grave” is a seemingly fitting homage to Dr. Death himself, Jack Kervorkian, “So You Die” is the malevolent curse to inflict on a loathed enemy, and the anthemic “Bathe In Blood” brings to mind the completeness of revenge by the socially wronged protagonist in Stephen King’s movie, Carrie.
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