Fleshcrawl - Made Of Flesh
Metal Blade
Death Metal
10 songs (01'01)
Release year: 0
Fleshcrawl, Metal Blade
Reviewed by Jack

I had never heard of Fleshcrawl before because I am not really fond of death metal anymore. Of course I keep on listening to the bands that I grew up with, but if I happen to hear a track from a band that I don't know, I don't mind giving the album a chance. That's exactly what happened with Fleshcrawl. I didn't know what to expect and I sort of expected them to be another death metal orgy à la Cannibal Corpse. Well, I was damn wrong....

Fleshcrawl has indeed very few things in common with Cannibal Corpse, except maybe for the artwork, but rather much more in common with Grave. Those of you who read my review of Back From The Grave know how much I like this stuff. The band definitely knows how to handle loud and heavy grooving classic old school death metal in the pure Swedish tradition. In fact they sound exactly the same as Grave, and I wonder if they didn't rip them off by the way, but to tell you the truth, I really don't care since this is goooooooood stuff. The guttural vocals are definitely close to those of Grave's mainman Ola Lindgren. I think if someone had played this stuff for me, I would have believed it to be Grave's new album. Made Of Flesh combines heaviness, brutality and groove.

If you like Grave, you'll like Fleshcrawl as much as I did. It has a lot of similarities with Grave, but I see it like Entombed and Dismember. Father to son. Anyway, I definitely have to get this one and it will probably be one of the few death metal releases that I will buy this year.

Killing Songs :
Beneath A Dying Sune, Into The Depths Of No Return, Forged In Blood, Carnal Devourment
Jack quoted 85 / 100
Other albums by Fleshcrawl that we have reviewed:
Fleshcrawl - Soulskinner reviewed by Paul and quoted 82 / 100
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