FETUS STENCH (Sweden) “Stillbirth” CD review by Powerplay Magazine

FETUS STENCH (Sweden) “Stillbirth” CD review

by Powerplay Magazine

By Martin Harris

During the review period for this issue of the magazine, Abyss records took it upon themselves to have a release schedule of six albums over six weeks, one of which is the debut from yet another death metal band from Sweden. I suspect that if Swedish death metal bands got together there could be a deathly political party running for election if they chose to. With the Swedeath style being overly subscribed currently, Fetus Stench (what is it with bands and their obsession of doing or talking about ghastly things with babies?) have decided to go for more brutal US style battery. The production style is modernistic but packing a thunderous wallop on the opener “Meat Grinder Flesh Obliteration”, and Vader speed is prevalent on “Stillborn Son”. The riffs are excellent and for a change I’ve not heard most of them before on other albums, as on “The Outer Island”, which has a pulverising beat and does what death metal is suppose to do: drench you in violence, infect you with blistering riffs and bulldoze you with a crushing drum sound. There’s frenzied riffing on “Bashed, Defaced And Disfigured” and a blurring blastfest on “Descending Into The Realm of the Dead” which has Dying Fetus touches, especially on the groove sections. Spectacularly sadistic on all festering fronts.

Powerpoints: 8

Article Appears in Powerplay Magazine Issue #146 / September 2012

Fetus Stench links:

Myspace: www.myspace.com/fetusstench

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fetusstench

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/fetusstenchsweden

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Fetus+Stench

Abyss Records links:

Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialAbyssRecords

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

To purchase FETUS STENCH “Stillbirth” CD go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/product_info.php?products_id=12296

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