Recordings 89-91 is a compilation by the Swedish death metal band Nirvana 2002. The band was formed back in 1988 and the sound and style is very close to that of early Entombed and Dismember. Sadly the trio didn't make it past the demo phase and the band broke up in 1991.
The music on Recordings 89-91 vary a lot in terms of production. On the first part "Studio Recordings" the sound is good and the music has that thick and grimy Sunlight Studio feel to it. Both the music and the production are not far away from Entombed's Left Hand Path. It annoys me that Nirvana 2002 didn't get to put out a CD back in the day as the music is too good just to be an anecdote in the history of death metal.
On the "Rehearsals/Porta Recordings" it's difficult to form an opinion about the music. These recordings were recorded on either a four-track Tascam or a four-track Porta and the sound is really poor to put it mildly. This makes it difficult hear what is gong on. Things do get better on "Live at Kafé 44 - 2007. The sound is still not all that good, but it's easier to hear what is going on.
Last but not least the bonus tracks is the 1990 demo Disembodied Spirits in its original mix. These bonus tracks don't add a whole lot, but are a nice addition to the CD. Another nice thing is the booklet. It features some liner notes by guitarist/vocalist Orvar Säfström as well as some words by Tomas Lindberg.
Recordings 89-91 is difficult to avoid is you're a fan of early Swedish death metal and in particular Entombed and Dismember. I hope that Recordings 89-91 hearten the trio to give it another go.