THORIUM - OCEAN OF BLASPHEMY - DIEHARD
The biography for this Withering Surface/ Taetre side project claims the band to be the bastard child of the early 90's Florida scene where death metal flourished. Funny, it sounds like the same old Swedish melo-death metal to these ears. In fact, it's all pretty close to Taetre's own brand of death and thrash metal. Stranger still, is the choice of Greighallen Studio where bands like Emperor and Enslaved have had their sound botched in the past, but even stranger, this Swedish bunch manage to get a good sound out of the famed studio/ producer and proceed to bash out nine humdrum speedy numbers all in the name of Rock'n Roll, bla bla. Oh yeah, here we go again, there is a cover version included here as well. - Ali "The Metallian"