Damn, life is so beautiful! The last days all I see is zombies! Not real zombies of course, but albums covers full of rotten flesh! This element was kind of missing from the Metal scene and it seems to be coming back (I hope not due to this new zombie trend with “The Walking Dead”
TV series). Anyway, even though a name like FACEBREAKER
can be a bit deceiving, the band “honours” its artwork and delivers an all out Death Metal attack!
Do you remember when Christian Alvestam
left SCAR SYMMETRY
and the Swedish melodic death metallers replaced him with two singers? Well yes, this is the Roberth Karlsson
you imagines, the guy the growls behind SCAR SYMMETRY
’s microphone. The fact is that this is/was (don’t really know) his actual band, which just released its brand new third full-length album through Cyclone Empire Records
If you are expecting melodic guitar leads and catchy choruses better stop reading this review right now. FACEBREAKER
impressed me with their totally old school Death Metal, which draws its influences from the early 90’s Swedish Death Metal scene with bands like GRAVE
“contributing” a lot to the sound contained in “Infected”
. Down tuned and heavy as fuck guitars meet the classic Death Metal drumming and Karlsson
’s growling vocals to create a deadly holocaust that actually sounds so warm and familiar.
If all these weren’t enough, the band finishes you off with its incredible production, which is the work of the one and only Jonas Kjellgren
, CARNAL FORGE
, SONIC SYNDICATE
somehow managed to retain this old school attitude in the sound with the “dirt” remaining intact, while giving extra heaviness and a crystal clear Death Metal sound. The old school sound has become kind of a trend, huh? So fucking what? You won’t hear me bitch as long as such good releases come out!