GOD MACABRE: The Winterlong: CD

This Swedish band’s 1991 debut gets the reissue treatment. The ridiculous Cookie Monster vocals aside, this is a decent bit of death metal thrashing, with the occasional classical/acoustic guitar interlude to break up the wham-bang and send it off in angles that are more akin to Black Sabbath’s more medieval moments than, say, Sodom or Death. Tacked on for good measure is an unreleased tune and the tracks from their first 7” EP. 

 –jimmy (Relapse)