ENTRAPMENT "Through Realms Unseen" Gatefold LP (Doomentia Records 2017)
Black pressing housed in gatefold and A4 12pgs booklet.
Don't they say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Or can you? After all, over the course of only seven years, ENTRAPMENT ' or, in that specific case, its sole proper member Michel Jonker - have carved quite a name for themselves in the ever-stretching European 'classic' death-metal family on the strength of no less than three demos, one compilation, two albums, one split and one EP. And from the get-go, the original ABSORBED and MASSIVE ASSAULT drummer showed the rest of the world that indeed, he knew his way around an double axis based on ASPHYX's putrid riffing and ENTOMBED early D-beat fixation...
While quite not a departure of any sort, the third full-lenght 'Through Realms Unseen', initially put out through PULVERISED RECORDS last fall on CD and now rightfully available on a glorious gatefold LP thanks to your ever reliable DOOMENTIA buddies, will still surprise those who thought they've heard it all. Fear not, the basics are still heavily rooted in an early 90's type of (rotten) sound and in the studio, Michel still handles all instruments, including vocals. But the heavier approach of some of the tracks ('Dominant Paradigm' and its bulldozer midsection) and the inclusion of few melodic parts such as opening salvo 'Omission' - but as in 'morbid and funeral-like melodic parts' ok? - ensure this is, by far, ENTRAPMENT most diverse work yet, all in the service of death-metal of course. You think you've heard it all don't you? Think again. And get rotten.