Nightmares Made Flesh is probably one of the greatest death metal albums of the 21st century. Bloodbath was formed by famous members from various metal bands in Sweden and their goal was to create a brutal death metal album. The result has been devastating so far; Nightmares Made Flesh is incredibly diverse and varied in all elements. You have fast backbreaking tracks like Stillborn Saviour and Soul Evisceration, crushing medium paced songs like Outnumbering The Day and Cancer Of The Soul and of course slow tracks like the gory Eaten and Blood Vortex. It is the supreme sound production, top-notch musicianship and the amazing vocal work that makes this a standout album in the death metal genre. Your death metal collection will never be complete until you get Nightmares Made Flesh by Bloodbath.
What do you get when you combine the members of two of Europe's finest metal acts, Katatonia and Opeth, into a "death metal supergroup?" I'll tell you what you get. You get death metal that is watered down for mass feeding, kind of like at Old Country Buffet where they pour water in the soft drinks so they can sell more. It's catchy and enjoyable in points, but overall it's just so... boring.
An essential old school death metal album - even if it's released in 2004, don't let that fool you. This is Bloodbath at their best, they took the punishing sound they already had and cranked it up to 11, without compromising any of their good riffs or simplistic brutality. Nightmares Made Flesh shows that you can make great extreme metal without taking things too seriously, the Swedes were certainly having a fun time recording this. 4.3/5