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DESULTORY (SWE) Reforms

DESULTORY (SWE) Reforms
February 02, 2009, 11:12:32 PM
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Pulverized Records has issued the following update about signing Swedish death metal act Desultory:

"It is with our immense pleasure to announce that we had dug up an old Swedish Death Metal gem from the late 80's and bring you the legendary DESULTORY !

"With 3 ridiculously under-rated albums ( Into Eternity , Bitterness and Swallow The Snake respectively) under Metal Blade Records , the band was put to sleep indefinitely and was conjured back to life only recently. We are very eager to see what form of Death Metal disaster awaits us with this classic resurrection!!

"The band comments: "We are very pleased to sign with Pulverised Records as they have a very good reputation here in Sweden. Professional guys and fans of the Death Metal scene, just as it should be. After our 3rd album in 1996, we put Desultory to sleep and went on to explore other musical directions.

"But now, 13 years later, we are back again, we felt the need to create some new Death Metal and that it was time for Desultory to be reborn. The new material for the forthcoming record will be a touch of the old Desultory but mixed up with new influences. It will be hard, brutal and melodic.

"Two lineup changes. Håkan Morberg is now playing lead guitar (before he was playing bass) and Jojje Bohlin is handling the bass. Still Klas Morberg on vox and guitar and Thomas Johnson smashing the drums. We're really looking forward to see you on tour or on a festival somewhere!"

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I like the first, which is an up-tempo, speed metal-like take on Swedish melody before that became wholly associated with the scene in Göteborg.  The second, similar, but not so much.  No comment on #3.

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Re: DESULTORY (SWE) Reforms
February 02, 2009, 11:14:19 PM
Someone a while ago released a bootleg compilation of their demos. I remember they were bland and generic death metal. Haven't heard the albums, and I'm not exactly eager to.

Re: DESULTORY (SWE) Reforms
February 02, 2009, 11:35:28 PM
Someone a while ago released a bootleg compilation of their demos. I remember they were bland and generic death metal. Haven't heard the albums, and I'm not exactly eager to.

"Bland and generic" is a bit harsh; they eschewed the ENTOMBED-like tendencies of almost all of their peers, and I think it fares better than most of what might have passed for mediocre then (think relatively unimaginative stuff like EPITAPH or EXCRUCIATE, to name two of many).  Much of the first album was compiled from the demo material, which explains the somewhat uneven break between it and the second album despite only year's difference in their dates of release.

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