Thursday, March 3, 2011

Underrated Death Metal Pt.1

That favorite death metal bands post got me thinking. And digging. And reevaluating. And in the end, largely inspired by a similar feature done on the METALLATTORNEY blog, I have decided to briefly cover some of what I believe to be the most underrated death metal albums. I won't talk about anything by Apophis or The Chasm, despite the fact that they belong in this discussion, for two reasons. Firstly, I already listed them in my Top 25 post last month. Secondly, they were both already covered in this same context on the METALLATORNEY blog in a 2-part post, so if you would like to learn more I would suggest following the link I provided to the first of those two posts. As for what I will be covering, I don't know exactly how many albums I will do, but I'll probably post 2 or 3 albums a day for the next couple days. Anyway, rather than worry about the numbers, let's dive right into the music!

Serenadium -by- Iniquity

Denmark's now-defunct Iniquity formed back at the end of the '80s, but it wasn't until 1996 that they finally released their first of three full-length albums. That album, however, was one of the catchiest, best sounding entries into the brutal death metal world I've ever heard. Sure, I tend to regard just about any brutal death metal band as a Suffocation clone, but there are a few that don't quite fit that mold. This would be one of those few. On a side note, at times the vocals remind me a bit of Vader.

Bloodchilling Tales -by- Sorcery

Formed in 1986 and still technically active today, the Swedish band Sorcery have only released one full-length in that time, back in 1991. Slightly thrashy and not overly complex, this is one of those Swedish death metal bands that was good enough to get a record out and establish a bit of a following but they never quite broke through to join the ranks of the better known bands on the scene. Still a good album if you're ever in the mood for some good older death metal that you might not have heard.

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