GODDEFIED "Inhumation Of Shreds (Complete Recordings 1991-2009)" Pro-MC
Hexed Cemetery Records
Sunlight Studio. Tomas Skogsberg. Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal pedal. You just can´t wrong with those premises when it comes to old school Swedish Death Metal. And that´s exactly what you´ll get from Goddefied, an obscure yet legendary act hailing from the small city of Karlskoga, in the province of Värmland, about 200 Kilometers away from Stockholm. Formed back in 1990 under the moniker Enshrined, Goddefied, along with God Macabre, Wombbath, Nirvana 2002, Abhoth and Toxaemia (amongst many others) belonged in a second wave of Swedish bands that drew their influences from the seminal recordings of Nihilist/Entombed, Dismember and Carnage, and helped establish and perpetuate what would become one of the strongest scenes in the history of death metal, as well as one of its most recognizable and particular sub-genres soundwise. This compilation of all the material that Goddefied ever recorded is indeed a small yet worthy piece of Death Metal history itself. From the raw-sounding "Assembly of the Damned" demo recorded in an amateur-ish local studio in 1991 (only 100 copies pressed) under the band early inception as Enshrined, to the 2009´s "Remnants of the Art" EP on Blood Harvest, and through the cult and highly sought-after 1993´s "Abysmal Grief" EP on Wild Rags Records (actually recorded at Sunlight Studio and produced by Mr. Skogsberg), Goddefied take you on a nostalgia trip back to a time when the "buzzsaw" guitar tone reigned supreme and thousands of worldwide fans gave in to Swedish Death Metal. Featuring no remastering at all (only a slight volume retouch has been executed for an even more pleasurable listening experience), and also including liner notes by the band, some previously unreleased songs and alternative takes on some of the band´s classic tunes, and a fantastic artwork and layout by Cesar Valladares, "Inhumation of Shreds (Complete Recordings 1991-2009)" is definitely a must for all fans of über-classic Swedish death metal to eagerly enjoy: the shreds have been inhumated for thee!
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