Continuing in the vein of our under-appreciated UK, U.S & German thrash features, Worship Metal now casts its critical eye over 6 under-appreciated classics of SWEDISH DEATH METAL and you can forget the big guns of the genre, as we’re focusing on those albums that tend to slip under the radar.
So, you’ll find no Grave, no Unleashed, no Dismember, no Entombed….not even Carnage! Enough has been said about these classics acts already. Instead, this feature is here to highlight those forgotten Swedish death metal classics which deserve far more love!
Desultory – Into Eternity (1993)
Into Eternity was the debut album from the perennially undervalued Desultory and despite its obscure nature, this is an album of considerable importance – and considerable skill – from Sweden’s early 90’s death metal scene!
Sure, Into Eternity essentially repeated the same formula over and over – much like the majority of their compatriots – but when your thrashy, semi-melodic, semi-progressive death metal is as uniformly consistent and consistently impressive as this, variety can fuck off!
At this stage in their career, Desultory were the equals of their more famous peers and with an abundance of soaring, clean leads and expressive bass lines, Into Eternity is an album that should be celebrated for perfectly combining a keen sense of melody with ultimate aggression.
If You Liked This, You Also Need To Hear: The melodic death metal majesty of follow-up album, Bitterness. Beware those vocals though, they’re an acquired taste!