Corrosive
Nourished by Blood

Germany’s Corrosive stomped onto my radar last year with their second album, Lucifer Gave US the Faith, a big, beefy mix of Grave, EntrailsIlldisposed and Hypocrisy, that delivered a damn solid assault of groovy Swedish death metal and the follow up is improved enough to put these guys on the cusp of the genre’s better acts.

Thankfully, everything is back is place from Lucifer: the big burly guitars, the even bigger and burlier vocals (Hey Bloodbath, how about you use Andy Konnerth on  your next album instead of some washed up big name….) and the killer sense of groove and slight sense of melody (where I get the Hypocrisy vibe). There is no experimentation or progression, and you know exactly what you are getting into here, although there is a unexpected cover at the end of the album I’ll get to later.

After the intro, the next 11 tracks deliver as perfect mix if big, meaty grooves and some fierce blasting death metal (opener “Bleeding By The Beast”, “The Holy Priest”, “Blind Eyes”, “War is My Inspiration” – though it has a killer song groove), and plenty of mixes of both (i.e “Field of Corpses”, “Notzucht der Hexe”- a real Fourth Dimension/Hypocrisy ish number) but the former is where the band really shines. The likes of “Sleep Paralysis”, “Shrunken Head Necklace” and the more pure moody lope of my personal favorite “God Gives” (again, with a thick The Fourth Dimension Vibe). The album ends with a cover of …….. Ray Parker Jr’s “Ghostbusters”, only the second such extreme metal iteration I’ve heard (the other is from British thrashers Xentrix), and it’s as much blasting fun as shit as you’d expect

A quartet of Swe-death releases have throttled me so far this year: Wretched Fate‘s , Fleshletting,  Nocturnal Hollow‘s, A Whisper of an Horrendous Soul, God’s Forsaken’s Smells of Death and this monster slab and its only Spring time! (There’s still Winterwolf, Entrapment, Sorcery and others in the pipeline!

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Written by Erik T
May 10th, 2019

Comments

  1. Commented by: Benjamin Simard

    Geez….throwing shade at Nick Holmes? Ouch! I personally find his work in Bloodbath enjoyable – adds a nice sinister vibe. Of course I may be a bit biased as I greatly enjoyed Paradise Lost’s first two albums – particularly Gothic – but I find it amazing he still has the ability to “sing” as brütally as he did back then – if not more so! It adds an old school vibe, and seeing as Bloodbath was kind of meant to pay homage to classic death metal it makes sense they’d use some of the elder statesmen of the genre. To each his own, though.


  2. Commented by: E. Thomas

    Yeah- he sounds much better on the recent Paradise Lost efforts, buts lets be honest, alot of that reception was simply due to the fact he was growling again. In Bloodbath he sounds less impressive.


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