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Desultory

Desultory was part of the first wave of Swedish death metal bands, alongside Entombed, Dismember, and others. Into Eternity, their Metal Blade debut following a lesser-known EP release, is standard for the genre, energetic and forceful, straddling the line between the more brutal American death style and the melodic Gothenburg variety. Though not groundbreaking, it was considered a fine album by fans. By most accounts, their followup, Bitterness, is more of the same, but 1996's Swallow the Snake takes quite a different approach, dropping the death vocals for a more heavy rock sound. Havi ...read more

Desultory was part of the first wave of Swedish death metal bands, alongside Entombed, Dismember, and others. Into Eternity, their Metal Blade debut following a lesser-known EP release, is standard for the genre, energetic and forceful, straddling the line between the more brutal American death style and the melodic Gothenburg variety. Though not groundbreaking, it was considered a fine album by fans. By most accounts, their followup, Bitterness, is more of the same, but 1996's Swallow the Snake takes quite a different approach, dropping the death vocals for a more heavy rock sound. Having been dropped by Metal Blade, they disappeared, but the three members from the Snake album recruited a new fourth member and, continuing the progression from that last album, continued on as the rock act Zebulon, releasing one EP and 2 LPs. The band reformed around 2008 and began the process of trying to find a new record deal along with writing new material. « hide

Similar Bands: Entombed, Dismember, At the Gates, Entrails, Unanimated

LPs
Counting Our Scars
2010

3.6
16 Votes
Swallow The Snake
1996

2.6
4 Votes
Bitterness
1994

3.7
12 Votes
Into Eternity
1993

3.8
35 Votes
EPs
Forever Gone
1991

4.5
3 Votes

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