Interment
Into the Crypts of Blasphemy


4.0
excellent

Review

by HSThomas USER (33 Reviews)
August 17th, 2011 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist


Death metal is a wonderfully multifaceted genre with so many variations upon the single fixation of ripping open an unwary listener’s skull and sodomising their brain. Sometimes though it’s just nice to clear out the technical wankery and take an icepick straight to the bone.

Case in point, Interment’s Into The Crypts of Blasphemy. It is indeed a homage to the early days of Swedish Death Metal in particular Dismember. In fact the band could be accused of outright plagiarism by their erstwhile contemporaries and with good reason. Johan Jansson’s roar is a dead ringer for Matti Karki’s signature vocal style and Interment’s combination of jagged melodies, dense harmonies and distorted, almost punk-like production bears more than a passing resemblance to the sound of Like An Everflowing Stream. Yet for all of Interment’s apparent forgery, on this LP they’ve managed to craft a truly brutal exercise in aggression.

While their song-writing doesn’t match the heights of Dismember in their prime, the songs on Into The Crypts... are well thought out and carefully constructed. They’re stripped of most technical pretences but lose nothing for it due to the band embracing their influences, both in death metal and crust-punk. Songs such as “Torn from the Grave” illustrate a considerable d-beat influence yet lose none of their venom due to the transitions between styles being seamless. The one technical liberty that Interment take, the soloing, is also tastefully done, accentuating the aggression for short periods but never dominating the sound. The result of all this tact? A display of methodical destruction, old-school style. Yes, this album could be criticised for its lack of adventure but by only biting off what they can chew Interment show what was so great about the old Swedish death metal scene and, more importantly, create an excellent album in the process.



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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
August 17th 2011


18524 Comments


Good album.

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
August 17th 2011


16410 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah this rules

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Wizard
August 17th 2011


19444 Comments


Really good review buddy. I'm obviously obligated to check this out but I'm a little worried about brutal dm (half of it is painfully the same) and Swedish dm carbon copies do nothing for me.

Interment show what was sp great

sp?

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ShadowRemains
August 17th 2011


20847 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

This isn't brutal death metal.

I'd change the summary since people are bound to misinterpret it.

Wizard
August 17th 2011


19444 Comments


My pos ; ). Also, dl'ing as I type this.

ShadowRemains
August 17th 2011


20847 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Good review, though pos'd

Wizard
August 17th 2011


19444 Comments


So far, I like this.

ShadowRemains
August 17th 2011


20847 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

AND YOU DON'T LIKE MIASMAL...

HATE U 4EVER!!!

But yeah STENCH OF FLESSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH

Wizard
August 17th 2011


19444 Comments


This is better and even though it doesn't vary too much, the songs are executed well and the album so far doesn't drag.

cvlts
August 17th 2011


8960 Comments


Death metal is a wonderfully multifaceted genre with so many variations upon the single fixation of ripping open an unwary listener’s skull and sodomising their brain.

what? lol jp

cvlts
August 17th 2011


8960 Comments


my turn for gruesome metaphors.

imagine a tijuana port-o-potty with two dead horses. that's how crusty that shit is.

ShadowRemains
August 17th 2011


20847 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

you should also pick up their 1991-1994 recordings (Where Death Will Increase), they rule as well

rasputin
August 18th 2011


14546 Comments


decent album, doesnt really do anything special though

id rather listen to their demo than this

evilford
December 14th 2012


22680 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

really good album

gotta check their demo

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ffs
February 12th 2013


4878 Comments


hahha "morbid death"



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