VISCERAL BLEEDING - Transcend into Ferocity
Released: May 11th, 2004 | Label: Neurotic | Rating: 8/10 | Reviewer: PSL | Provided by: Neurotic

01. Merely Parts Remain
02. Fed to the Dogs
03. Indulge in Self Mutilation
04. Fury Unleashed
05. Trephine the Malformed
06. All Flesh...
07. Clenched Fist Obedience
08. Fire Took His Face
09. When Pain Comes to Town

This is actually more or less my first encounter Swedish death metallers Visceral Bleeding though I've heard their name mentioned on several occasions. They seemed to create a smaller stir in the underground with their debut Remnants of Deprivation which was put out in 2002. Transcend into Ferocity is the second album the Swedes and I can honestly say that they in no way disappoint.

Visceral Bleeding plays a delicate mixture of raw, brutal and yet very technical death metal which brings to mind bands like Spawn of Possession, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, and Monstrosity. The music doesn't have the usual Swedish feel to it. It sounds more like US death metal which helps to set Visceral Bleeding apart from the majority of their fellow countrymen. But Visceral Bleeding seem in particular to bear quite a few similarities with Spawn of Possession and I guess that isn't really that odd since vocalist Dennis Röndum also play drums and growl in the aforementioned band. The music is diverse and full of tempo shifts and breaks which adds positively to the soundscape. It does that there's new details in the music to discover with each listen and that does logically give Transcend into Ferocity an advantage in the long run. It would be improper of me to point out any of the songs 'cause they all sound very equal but of course they each possess their own unique qualities.

Perhaps there's really not that much new to be found here and people can then complain and whine about it. But it doesn't really change the fact that Transcend Into Ferocity is among the better releases of 2004.

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