UNDERGANG - Indhentet af Døden
GENRE: Death metal
LABEL: Xtreem Music
YEAR: February 15th, 2011
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Xtreem Music
Indhentet af Døden was originally put out by the band in 2010, but has now been put out on CD via Xtreem Music.
The Danish trio plays old school death metal in the vein of Coffins, Anatomia and Rottrevore. The music is clear-cut and stripped down. There are no cheesy effects of samples to pollute the music.
The songs are not jam-packed with millions of different riffs, but the riffs used are catchy and that's what matters. That's also what averts the music from becoming a monotone blur of downtuned guitars and low-pitched growls.
The riffs are chugging and heavy as fuck. The songs have fast parts, but mostly the music relies on more moderate and slow parts. Just like Anatomia the band also use some doom laden riffs and parts here and there, although there's nothing "doom metal" about the music.
The bass is thick and crunchy. I like how it surface from time to time, like on "Tvangstanker". Just like the guitars and bass the drums are thick and in your face. The vocals are low end growls that are not possible to decipher. The vocals go well with the heavy tone of the music.
The song titles and lyrics are in Danish. That's sorta uncommon and I like that. The production is fat and beefy. The music is bathed in a dark and mucky setting. Undergang is definitely among the most exciting bands to come out of Denmark recently. If you like your music heavy as fuck then Indhentet af Døden is just what you need.