SPAZMOSITY - STORM METAL
Never mind the Storm Metal title. This is pure Swedish death metal as delivered by the Stockholm scene in the early 90's. Spazmosity - ugly name and all - has been around since 1994, first as an Iron Maiden cover band of all things, and has since evolved into a superb Swedeath band as demonstrated by the four tracks on offer here. The band does owe some to Amon Amarth and early Desultory, but the bulk of the quintet's allegiance goes to Necrophobic. In fact, Storm Metal's airy brand of death metal took this writer back to 1993 when the necrophobes delivered their seminal debut. Spazmosity is ready to release a full-length on a label if this material is any indication. In the meanwhile though, visit the band at www.spazmosity.com or write to email@example.com to get this CD. - Ali "The Metallian"
SPAZMOSITY - PROMO 2008
Spazmosity released three demos in the mid '90s and has recently reformed and got themselves this three-song promo produced by Grave’s Ola Lindgren. The sound is like a raw early Marduk black metal. Spazmosity tend to be slightly more controlled one minute but then all over the place the next. Regicide, March Of Death and 13 Miller’s Court are definitely not symphonic, atmospheric or melodic and are just pure black metal. The guitar sound is sharp and contributes to the raw sound of this promo. The vocals are sometimes tortured screaming, even almost naggy, and are not the strength of Spazmosity, however the music certainly is. Well worth a listen, therefore...contact the band at www.spazmosity.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org. - Anna Tergel
SPAZMOSITY - WELCOME DEATH - KHAOS MASTER
Although this band now features Ola of Grave on vocals, Welcome Death was recorded with singer Peter Emanuelsson, a heavy growler who complements the band’s treble death metal. Ola is heard as a guest here. He is a vocalist on the track Regicide and was the band’s producer at the demo stage. The vocals are bottom-heavy, but Ola will probably improve the action in that department.
Welcome Death was something of a surprise. The band’s demo was well received here at Metallian Towers having brutalized many serfs and lower caste members, but the band was brutal and chunkier on those recordings - even though there are shared tracks between the album and the demos. Welcome Death is morbidly heavy, but veers towards Dissection and Emperor (sans the wimpy poseur keyboards and glam masturbation) in addition to a base of chunky death. The album brings in multiple guitar dynamics on the treble side and slows down multiple times to hammer its point home. The lyrics are involved and have historical angles for added interest, but Spazmosity needs a wilder vocal performance and more interesting riffs to jump to the next level. - Ali “The Metallian”