Degrade hails from Lidköping in the south of Sweden and was founded in early 2002 by Victor, Kristian and Berto. A couple of months later Söder joined the group. The group showcased its death metal sickness with the Feasting On Bloody Chunks demo of 2003. Permeated Records signed the band and issued the Hanged And Disemboweled EP in 2005. A full-length followed almost two years later.
DEGRADE - LOST TORSO FOUND - PERMEATED
How did this band pass Morbid Record by? Degrade does not sound like it, but the band is Swedish. Its sound is all about worshipping Lividity, Skinless and Deranged. It is heavy as all hell and fast as a VD transmission on the lip in downtown Atlanta. The impressive thing about the quintet is the huge sound that just splatters human remains all over. The drum snare’s light sound aside this band sounds like a ton of bricks landing on the missing torso they so like to talk about. The singer howls as if a demon in the wind and the slamming riffs make Internal Bleeding sound like a lame bunch of progsters in comparison. The crushing is even harder and heavier than Dying Fetus. The blast beats are no slouch either. Someone get this CD into the hands of the members of Deep Purple, Saxon, Iron Maiden or something. They need to hear what they have spawned! - Anna Tergel