RELENTLESS - TEMPEST OF TORMENT - ARCTIC/CRASH
With T-shirts sporting logos from bands like Cannibal Corpse and lyrics like, "kicked in the groin, stabbed in the loin/malevolent savagery, licentious brutality" it is self-evident that Sweden's Relentless has no inclination to follow In Flames or The Haunted down the mainstream respectability route. The band's website might hint at grindcore, but the trio is full-on death metal in the vein of the aforementioned Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation and Monstrosity. There is nothing long with that and as long as real death metal is the objective Relentless will quench one's thirst. Check this out for a vocalist drunk on Cannibal Corpse, gory lyrics and a sharp guitar sound. - Ali "The Metallian"