The debut World Wide Death was a well-placed slap of old school death metal. I liked that one quite a bit, so I was looking forward to the follow-up Zombienomicon. I expected it to be more of the same value, and I was right. Nothing has really changed, and that just suits me fine. Anything else would also have been a mistake.
The only thing that is perhaps a little different is that when the band concentrated on the heaviness on World Wide Death, they concentrate more on being faster on Zombienomicon, but besides that everything remains intact. Emperor Magus Caligula sounds just as good as he did on World Wide Death. Tomas Elofsson and Tobben Gustafsson still provide that thick and juicy bottom that Lord K. Philipson unfolds with his characteristic chainsaw-like riffs upon. The music is skilfully written and particularly tracks like the opener "The First House", "They Came in Thousands", the instrumental "Marching into War" and "Fucked by the Dead" stand out as highlights.
Zombienomicon is a safe investment. It's a solid death metal album from start to finish, but then again I didn't really expect anything else from the Swedes.