SWORDWIELDER: Grim Visions of Battle: CD

Amebix, anyone? These Swedes have knocked off the first couple of Amebix 7”s, even down to the back cover writing. Musically, it’s even a tad darker, heading into the first Deviated Instinct album territory. It’s a downtuned, crusty mess of cheap homebrew and hashish. I hope to god this lot look like the stinky bag of rags the aforementioned bands did. If stenchcore is in your vocab and/or you have a studded denim vest, you may want to dig in. 

 –Tim Brooks (Cubo De Sangre, cubodesangre.com)