MURDER SQUAD - SWEDEN

Unsane, Insane And Mentally Deranged – 2001 – Pavement
Ravenous, Murderous – 2004 - Threeman Recordings


  
 
Members

S= Berbe, Carbonized, Carnage, Dismember, Therion, General Surgery>>MATTI KÄRKI>>Dismember, Therion
G= Infuriation, Morbid, Shub Nigurrath, Nihilist, Entombed, Disfear, Swarm, Alpha Safari>>ULF "UFFE" CEDERLUND>>Entombed, Disfear, Swarm, Alpha Safari
B= Carbonized, General Surgery, Dismember, Damnation, Dark Funeral, Unanimated, Born Of Fire>>Richard Cabeza>>Dismember, Damnation, Dark Funeral, Unanimated, Born Of Fire
D= Damnation, Black Trip, Nifelheim, Face Down, Merciless, Unanimated, Krux, Entombed, Born Of Fire>>PETER STJÄRNVIND>>Damnation, Black Trip, Nifelheim, Face Down, Merciless, Unanimated, Krux, Entombed, Born Of Fire



History

Murder Squad was a 1993 project of Entombed and Dismember musicians who craved playing old-school death metal. The band evolved from the two Dismember guys jamming Autopsy covers in the rehearsal room.
The band was signed to Pavement before moving to Alex Hellid’s Threeman Recordings. The debut was issued in 2001. The gang disbanded in 2008 and came back in 2013 with a 7” EP featuring Autopsy cover versions of Human Genocide and Blackness Within on the Dutch Wolfsbane Records. A one-off 2013 concert featured Entombed’s Jorgen Sandstrom.

Chris Reifert was a guest on the 'Ravenous, Murderous album.

Reviews

MURDER SQUAD - RAVENOUS MURDEROUS - THREEMAN/CANDLELIGHT
Murder Squad is the gathering of several musicians from Entombed and Dismember in order to reminisce about the old glory days and play some death metal. The nostalgia factor is obviously more relevant to the Entombed half of the team, although this music really goes back to all members' roots with its down and dirty Necrophagia and Autopsy influences. Speaking of Autopsy, Chris Reifert - who also operated in The Ravenous - makes a cameo appearance here which is apt given how the songs are generally boring. The Swedes not only mimic Autopsy's sound, but also its production values. The sound is raw and basic. This may appeal to fans of the aforementioned scene patriarchs, but a couple of nice riffs and guitar rhythms on Hellish Blasphemy and Born In Sewage, Bred In Bile are not enough to rescue this album from the doldrums.
The world needs more actual bands and less throw-away projects. If yet another project has to exist, then it might at least have something exciting on it. What is the point otherwise? - Ali "The Metallian"




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