Many of today's European grind bands often seem be inspired by the same five or six bands and as a corollary of this many of the bands isn't all that different in sound or style. Sound Of Detestation is not atypical. The Swedes is inspired by Nasum, Rotten Sound and the likes.
The music is a mix of death metal and grindcore added a punk type of vibe now and then. There's nothing unusual in this blend, but the four-piece are able to provide the music with hints of personality. Some of this is partially due to a few industrial-like effects on songs such as "Control", "Fallen", "Dedication" and "The Storm". The band don't overdo the use of those, but it does make a difference overall.
Unlike other bands the four Swedes don't use many samples either. The music is stripped down and almost free of those. It works alright and it's not like you need the samples as a place to breathe freely. The song-writing is diverse and although there's lots of blast and grind, the music doesn't get trivial. The riffs are overall good and the band has done a nice job in making the songs interesting. It doesn't hurt either that the vocals are mix of low end growls and a shouting type of vocal.
The riffs, the vocals and the different effects provide the music with a somewhat bleak feel - this is something that this reviewer appreciates. Gadget's William Blackmon have produced the effort. The sound is close to what he did with The Arson Project. It's compact and juicy, but not in a way that things vanish.
Fans of Nasum, Rotten Sound or grind and death metal in general should have no problem digesting this effort.