Torture Division - Evighetens Dårar

Swedens Torture Division contains 3 familiar names of the Death Metal scene: Jörgen Sandström, well known for his participation in Grave, Entombed and The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Lord K. Philipson of (among others) Dark Funeral fame and last but not least Vomitory drummer Tobias Gustafsson. The band seems to concentrate on releasing demos, because since their formation in 2007, Torture Division shat out not less than 6 of them. The back catalogue is completed by a single and a compilation which contains 3 of the aforementioned demos. “Evighetens Dårar” is the second compilation, which comprehends the other, newer 3 of them. Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios, this release clocks in with about 28 minutes of music. What you´re about to hear is professionally produced Death Metal with a nice Grindcore and D-Beat touch. The tracks on “Evighetens Dårar” will easily grab your attention right from the start. Keeping the songs between 2 and 3 minutes, the Torture Division dudes renounce any over the top fretboard gymnastics or excessive embellishments. This is brutal and pretty basic, but will surely attract attention of those who are into the underground Death Metal scene. It would be wrong to reduce the band to the good old Swedish style, because there are also some Morbid Angel-like riffs and grooves here and there (e.g. the beginning of “Eld Och Plågor“). The epic track “The Axe Murderer” (9 seconds) is a nice counterpart and shows Torture Divisions Grindcore side. Of course this album contains also lots of riffs that could have been on the last Vomitory outputs. As you can easily imagine, this release is anything but boring, combining the aforementioned styles and influences to a real brutal cocktail.

“Evighetens Dårar” is worth to be checked out by everyone who´s looking for an interesting and unused sounding album. This is brute entertainment and also like a breath of fresh air for the sometimes stagnating Death Metal scene.

  1. Traumatic Inhuman Severance

  2. Heretics! Now!

  3. Eld Och Plågor

  4. Total Death Punishment

  5. Overtorture (Bound To Be Dead)

  6. Righteous Fore Ensemble

  7. The Axe Murderer

  8. Under Fire Command

  9. Ravishing Rampage Sluts

  10. Evighetens Dårar

Abyss Records
Reviewer: Alex
Nov 1, 2010

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