Another band that spent years in the underground releasing singles and demos is beheaded out of Malta. Beheaded was formed as early as 1991. The most notable product of this era was the 1995 tape called Soul Dead. The band released a MCD on Mighty called Resurgence Of Oblivion in 2000.
Beheaded would release a new album, Never To Dawn, on November 6th, 2012 through Unique Leader Records. The album was recorded at Temple Studio in Malta and was mixed at 16th Cell Studio in Rome, Italy. The band released its next full-length through Unique Leader Records in 2017. Entitled Beast Incarnate, the eight-track production was the follow-up to 2012’s Never To Dawn. It featured new drummer Davide Billia and guitarist Simone Brigo.
BEHEADED - RESURGENCE OF OBLIVION - MIGHTY
My magic is strong and sustains me, but several serfs and minions fell to their deaths following exposure to Beheaded's MCD. It's that heavy. Do you miss Suffocation? Think Dying Fetus doesn't release albums often enough? Nile is a bunch of weak wimps? No problem, tracks like Transmutation of Veracity, Extortion of Benevolence and the title track bring pulp to any serfdom that dares import this precious magical disc. Pure death metal and nothing but is this particular export from Malta; and the bigger the surprise, given their origins, that the quintet has such a thick sound and steady delivery. Beheaded has certainly paid its dues to the underground - even if they don't do mail any longer - and released a brutal album that can only receive the endorsement of Metallian Towers. That despite the appearance of one member with a Slipknot (barf!) shirt on the back cover. Every rose has its thorns. - Ali "The Metallian"
BEHEADED - RECOUNTS OF DISEMBODIMENT - MIGHTY
After finding comparisons with Suffocation, Pyrexia, and Dying Fetus when we reviewed Beheaded's Resurgence Of Oblivion MCD in issue 34, the only weakness encountered was the one band member with a Slipknot T-shirt That snag removed, Beheaded's new album is a thoroughly enjoyable CD. Imagine being caught in a blender - except the blender is now your entire room and the setting is at maximum. That's you vis-à-vis Recounts Of Disembodiment. Song after song is not only ultra-brutal, but composed with variety, power and big sound in mind. The drums slash at warp nine and the guitars only vary in tone and never in crushing heaviness. This is not another death metal album wrapped in a breathtaking cover. The Maltese quintet will squeeze the life out of you.