Eructation
1992 Demo


4.5
superb

Review

by The Writer Ov This Review USER (49 Reviews)
February 16th, 2010 | 23 replies


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Very little is known about Eructation. They were and old school death metal band from Sweden that formed in 1988 and only released one demo in 1992.

The demo consists of three riff filled tracks and within it's very short runtime succeeds in pounding you mercilessly. Even though the songs mainly focus on a straightforward death metal format sometimes they go out of their comfort zone, a good example of this would be the melancholic outro on "Day of Confusion", also the robotic voice used towards the end of the same song, which seems a little out of place and is very brief. It would have been nice to hear more of this aspect of the band. Another thing that manages to make this demo standout is the amazing production values for a demo to be released at this time everything can be heard clearly.

The bassist gets quite a fair chunk of time to show of his skills with his weapon of choice, in fact, on "Foul Feast" the bass is actually louder in the mix than the guitars are at some points. Eructation's business is riffs, and business is booming. The riffs on the album are indeed plentiful to say the least, and they remain catchy yet still pummel you the entire runtime of the demo. The drumming is pretty impressive as well, and with that trifecta of great musicianship it is nearly impossible not to headbang the duration of this incredible slab of Swedish death.

The vocalist has a mid ranged raspy bark, it would be easy to compare him to Malevolent Creation's vocalist Brett Hoffman. The vocals are delivered energetically and complement the musicianship perfectly. The pacing on the album ranges from mid to very fast, everything on the demo is played surprisingly clean and the musicians playing complement one another perfectly. The only complaint that comes to mind is the length but that is to be expected with a demo to begin with.

So all in all whether you are a fan of listening to demos or not this is highly recommended, because due to the good production it is easy to forget this is a demo while listening, unfortunately without having the feel of a demo it still has the weaknesses of a demo and has the short runtime of 11:44. Eructation could've easily been one of the highly acclaimed Swedish death metal bands if they would have continued to release material.



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combustion07
February 16th 2010


5376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Review is short I know, but there isn't much material here to talk about or history of the band at that.
Check this out though

FadeToBlack
February 16th 2010


11034 Comments


I'll have to get this I love swedish dm

combustion07
February 16th 2010


5376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I posted it on my blog a week of two ago.

Dryden
February 16th 2010


12928 Comments


checking this out.

FadeToBlack
February 16th 2010


11034 Comments


ok I'll get it tomorrow. is the production actually good, or just good for a demo?

combustion07
February 16th 2010


5376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's decent, but for a demo at this time it's amazing.

FadeToBlack
February 16th 2010


11034 Comments


good, I don't mind bad production but demo production is usually something else lol

combustion07
February 16th 2010


5376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah I know what you mean lol.

combustion07
February 18th 2010


5376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

So.....anybody check this out?

FadeToBlack
February 18th 2010


11034 Comments


oops I forgot to, i'll get it as soon as I've finished going through my alt rock stuff

combustion07
March 16th 2011


5376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The band made a myspace page awhile back and put on 4 unreleased tracks. They might start playing again. I'll have an interview with them soon... JIZZ
http://www.myspace.com/eructationswe

Anthracks
March 16th 2011


3758 Comments


dude a demo from 1992?!?!!? SHIT !

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combustion07
March 16th 2011


5376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's too good for you

Anthracks
March 16th 2011


3758 Comments


i actually produced this demo

combustion07
March 16th 2011


5376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'll produce my penis in your mouth

combustion07
March 17th 2011


5376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://foulfeast.blogspot.com/2011/03/interview-with-tobias-karlsson-of.html

Interview bitches!

FadeToBlack
September 28th 2012


11034 Comments


siq

foxblood
October 6th 2012


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

these riffs

oltnabrick
June 6th 2014


31080 Comments


that bass

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ShadowRemains
June 8th 2014


21050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what these guys could've been

this demo is one of the best

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