Monday, August 15, 2011

Mr.Death-Descending Through Ashes

Agonia Records

Just as the old saying goes "All that glitters is not gold" not all Swedish death metal can be as good as Entombed. Mr. Death is made up of musicians who have spent time in Treblinka, Tiamat and Expulsion. With that consideration you would expect something....anything interesting from these guys. Hailing from Sweden though isn't enough to get you by though. I'll give them props for their outfits. Bloody business suits I can chuckle at. The music though is quite a snore. Very uninspiring death metal that honestly left me wanting more. There have been enough bands lately toying with this style. Old, dirty death metal I can get behind. Even horror obsessed ones that are a shade one-dimensional have a certain appeal. Mr. Death though really do play as if they are dead. There is no sense of urgency in their music. It just plods along never really doing anything to make itself stand out. With the state of death metal these days seeing an upswing in interesting acts a band like Mr. Death does little to put themselves over. Skip this one and do yourself a favor and just pick up anything by Entombed. You'll be much happier in the long run.


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