Supuration – Reveries – Listenable Records – Release: Out Now.
These days it seems like every month there’s another band whipping out an ‘80s death metal tribute album, often hailing the classic Death stuff. In that regard it’s quite refreshing to see Supuration take us to the early ‘90s when death metal started to get a bit more progressive in its ways.
However, this isn’t just a simple imitation of old times. This band’s an original from that era and they dusted off a couple of old tracks and re-recorded them. That’s not to say it’s wholly original, as the band fully admits to being influenced by Pestilence, Carcass and Entombed.
That doesn’t really matter though, as it’s a part of the death metal history that was and is highly influential, yet seems underrepresented these days.
The one small criticism I have for this album is that because the band chose not to change the tracks, it really sounds like a first effort writing-wise. That makes this album a nice addition for the fans, but it won’t add much to the general death metal fandom, well-executed and often catchy though it might be. The added covers of Paradise Lost, Twister Sister and Anthrax are a nice addition, yet it’s mostly padding rather than a must-have.
Score: 3.4 out of 5
Text by: Robert Popovic