Released: 2001, Pavement Music
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
This is a side-project from Uffe Cederlund and Peter Stjärnvind from Entombed, and Dismember’s Matti Kärki and Rickard Cabeza.
I’ve been a big fan of Entombed all the way from the start, so of course I like this record. This is pure death-metal to the bone. It’s really hard, fast, angry, heavy death metal.
Matti (on vocals) sounds almost as angry as L.G. in Entombed. Uffe and Peter are also impressive. Uffe is a really good solo-guitarist as well as on lead-guitar.
Murder Squad are:
Uffe Cederlund-guitar (Entombed)
Peter Stjärnvind-drums (Entombed)
Matti Kärki-vocals (Dismember)
Rickard Cabeza-bass (Dismember)
The production is brilliant and you can hear everyone loud and clear. It’s recorded in the well-known Das Boot Studio. The music/lyrics are written by sick minds at work! All the lyrics are mostly about evil, death, darkness and morbid thoughts in general. There are 12 songs on the album.
I have to say that even though I’m not such a big fan of Dismember these guys impress me a lot. This is death metal at its best, indeed a really good album. But on the other hand how can it be wrong when guys from Entombed are involved? Everything Entombed makes is brilliant.
For more info about the band, visit http://www.pavementmusic.com