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Review: Purtenance - Buried Incarnation
Buried Incarnation

Label: Xtreem Music
Year released: 2020
Duration: 38:45
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: November 2, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Buried Incarnation

Rated 4.13/5 (82.5%) (8 Votes)

Purtenance have been stalwarts of old-school Finnish Death Metal since they started out as Purtenance Avulsion in 1991, right when the first wave of Death Metal swept over Finland. In that time, the band has shown no signs of changing their core sound whatsoever, a trend the band proudly continues on their fourth studio album, Buried Incarnation. Outside of a new vocalist in Aabeg Gautam, this is still the same band that cranked out killer albums like Member of Immortal Damnation and Spread the Flame of Ancients. You get the same kind of heavy, sludgy Death Metal the band has been known for since the beginning, made with the care and dedication you'd expect from one of the progenitors of the scene. It's not a particularly complex or involved formula, it just produces strong and occasionally frightening songs like "The Malicious Moon", "Death Confession", and "Wrapped in Lamentation", all of which are vigorous, heavy, and act like nothing past the early '90s matters. Basically, it's a Purtenance album down to the bone, making it a safe bet for those in need of some good old-fashioned Finnish Death Metal.

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Review: ...To Spread the Flame of Ancients (reviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with drummer Harri Salo and guitarist Juha Rannikko on February 17, 2019 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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