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Review: Incardine - Seeds of Doom
Incardine
Seeds of Doom

Label: Vic Records
Year released: 2021
Originally released in: 2019
Duration: 1:16:30
Tracks: 25
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: June 8, 2021
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Seeds of Doom

Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (4 Votes)
Review

This was a short-lived band (1991-93) that recorded two demos and this album back in 1992. Due to the label going bankrupt, the album wasn't released until 2019 and is now seeing a nice reissue by Vic Records. The full package includes extensive liner notes and the two demos (25 tracks total), though the promo I got only contains the tracks from the album.

Based on the country of origin and the fact that this album was recorded in 1992, you already have a good idea of what this sounds like: (now) old-school Swedish death metal. Incardine don't mess around: This is largely pedal to the metal stuff, lots of speed augmented by sheer heaviness throughout except for some much slower parts where things turn darker and gloomier, almost haunting even. I like the guitar tone the most here, with heavy riffs and a sharp style of playing that just calls for the air guitar. Seeds of Doom is not exactly original today, but if it had been released back in the day, chances are it would have made its mark in Swedish death metal history. Lots of air-instruments and headbanging fun to be had with this one.

Additional Information

- Promo with only the 14 studio tracks reviewed. The full release includes 11 additional tracks from the band's two demos.

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