“Immortalized In Suffering”

By Dr. Abner Mality

Unspeakable Axe Records rarely makes a wrong move when signing a band. The label has come up with uniformly worthy acts. They went all the way to the Australian desert to grab Sewercide and while I wouldn’t call these guys the best act I’ve heard on the label, they provide some grisly, gruesome death metal in tried and true tradition.

Sewercide cuts through a wide swath of early 90’s DM influences on “Immortalized in Suffering”. Even the album title reeks of that era. “Acrimoniously Disharmonized” could have been on the new Gruesome EP…which means it also could have been on Death’s “Leprosy”. A hard charging mad bull of a song, this one’s my favorite. Immolation and classic Morbid Angel come to mind during “Megalithic Tomb” while “infinifixion” has a slow grind like doomier Autopsy. Nothing very original at all, but Sewercide is competent enough to avoid having the album sound like one big uniform blob of sound. They kind of nick a little bit from everybody while avoiding stealing too much from one source. That’s about all you can ask for from a newer old school death metal band these days.

The Axe keeps their streak of winners going here…