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Released: 2003, Independent
The acclaimed metal scene in Sweden has belched forth yet another band for out consumption. This time it is five young lads from Stockholm, presenting us with their latest output, STORM METAL. So, with weird name in tow, let us dive in to this disc and see what surprises await.
Consisting of three full songs and an intro, STORM METAL showcases Spazmosity’s brand of blistering blackened death metal. The disc’s intro is your standard quiet “building” intro that starts quietly and ends with a big flourish that leads into the first real song, “Ocean of Flesh”. Blastbeats announce the pummeling nature of Spazmosity immediately as the expected churning guitars and furious growls spew forth like so much demon bile. Of course, the band are careful to change up tempos and slow things down for a good mid-paced grind now and then to ensure that the songs don’t become boring. This is indeed good violent fun.
The second song up is “Enter the Storm” and unlike its predecessor, it actually begins with the mid-paced grind and speeds up to the blastbeats half way through the song. I’m sensing a theme here. Anyway, this song is also good, if not as memorable as the first one. Closer “Purgatorio” is more of the same refined black/death as the rest of the disc, if perhaps a little more urgent-sounding.
Basically with Spazmosity you get a short slab of well-played metal that will keep you interested for its duration. The problem is that it’s stuff that is being done by what seems like a thousand other bands of equal caliber. Right now Spazmosity needs to find that something that will make them stand out from the pack. However, if you’re in the market for another band of this type, Spazmosity will more than serve you well.
1)The Curse of Blood
2)Ocean of Flesh
3)Enter the Storm
B. Thelberg: Guitars
M. Lamming: Guitars
P. Emanuelsson: Vocals
M. Nordstrom: Bass
J. Enander: Drums
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