Man, this is a brutal slap of death metal. Think early Entombed and Dismember and you're pretty much there. The music is filthy old school and ultra fast. Variation is not the major turning point here and the somewhat monotone pummel do tend to get a little too much once in a while.
Mostly the fact that the band never slows down or anything get a little annoying. Moreover the guitars often sound blurry so it's kind of difficult to notice the small details. It doesn't make things a whole lot better that the vocals appear somewhat one-tracked and a little too much upfront. It may all sound very negative, but as a whole I don't think Pleasure of Consumption is a bad effort, but it's just not one of these albums I'll enjoy listening to constantly. The band does display a lot of qualities like for instance in "Blood For Blood" and "Life Organs Transplantation". The last one actually appears somewhat inspired by Malevolent Creation.
One of the things that I do really like about Pleasure of Consumption is that it tries to capture the early Swedish sound and Incarnated are darn close in doing so. Unfortunately the blurry production does wear of on the overall impression. Incarnated also include their rendition of the Hypocrisy classic "Oscullum Obscenum" and they do it well, but without adding or withdrawing from the song. As a bonus the CD include three songs recorded for promotional purposes in '97. The three tracks sound a little different from the other material, but not much.
Pleasure of Consumption is a must for fans of early Swedish death metal a la Dismember, Entombed and Hypocrisy.