DISRUPTED "Pure Death" CD (Memento Mori 2020)
The long-awaited 2nd full-length by this Swedish band. A young and active quintet formed in late 2012 in the small city of Ludvika, Disrupted specialize in ultra-crunchy, extremely rotten, heavy-as-a-concrete-block and genuine-to-the-bone Death Metal that their country was worldwide known for in the late 80's and early 90's. No nice melodies, nothing experimental, no progression: think Nihilist/Entombed, Interment, Grave and God Macabre with a healthy dose of D-beat à la more recent acts such as Bombs Of Hades or Bastard Priest, and you'll get quite an accurate picture of what to expect. Simply put, Disrupted don't try to be anything they're not, and what they are is proud and powerful Swedeath, straight from the source. As such, "Pure Death" is an album that retains the old glory and aesthetics of the Swedish tradition but enhances the sound, the speed and, yes, the heaviness. And they pack it all into finely honed songwriting that sticks in the brain and sticks to the ribs... if they haven't already crushed 'em! Pure and total Swedeath: one will find no better modern, old-style example of it than Swedish juggernaut Disrupted. Naturally, "Pure Death" is as fitting of a title as they come! This sophomore album is massive in every respect, and it's going to expunge the naysayers in the scene with no small amount of swiftness and impunity. And for such a young band, Disrupted have quite an enviable pedigree, as "Pure Death" features some hot-shit guest appearances: guitar solos by Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson (ex-Bloodbath, ex-Katatonia), Tomas Åkvik (LIK) and Mats Andersson (Wretched Fate), and guest vocals by none other than Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost, Bloodbath). Want to know exactly what you're getting into here? The simple-yet-elegant cover art courtesy of Woodcvtter Illustration should say more than enough. "Pure Death" was recorded by Johan Hjelm at Wellbay Studios, mixed by Christian Larsson at Embodiment Audio, and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén Produktion at Tri-Lamb Studios. Time to rot again... only more gruesomely!