Well... Severe Torture was formed back in 1997 and they have provided us with
quite good Death Metal since their first release; “Baptized” (Demo) in 1998.
Now back to 2007 and to their latest release, namely “Sworn Vengeance”. Severe Torture does not disappoint me in any way (except for one track) and they are still blasting out Death Metal in the same vein as Cannibal Corpse among others. There are even a few riffs and guitar runs to be found that lead my mind towards the
excellent Australian band Psycroptic.
“Sworn Vengeance” is not suitable for background music, because if you only listen
to it with one ear you’ll miss all the awesome guitar riffs that this album is packed with.
Even though the rhythm section is splendid... it’s the guitar runs that amaze me...
Most of the riffs are phenomenal to put it simple. There’s only one track that bores the
hell out of me.... and it’s the last track “Submerged in Grief”... the rest of the songs are
Well... this is not groundbreaking in any way but go and get this album, throw it in your CD-player, turn off the lights and close your eyes and listen to the guitar runs... and I’m sure that you will be hooked too.
The production is also great... it’s crystal clear and powerful so if you like your Death Metal
Technical but still brutal... then you need this album, that’s for sure.