a seriously badass name CMC doesn’t have
much to offer in terms of originality. Then
again, I don’t think originality is what they are after anyway, and as far as
true slow-paced Death Metal goes, this is by no means a bad album!
The recipe they follow is the Old School of Gothenburg,
which is not that surprising as CMC is utterly Scandinavian in it’s line-up,
even boasting Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis (not
as lead singer!).
The music is grinding yet melodious, forming a link between the primordial Death
and Doom Metal of the mid 80’s and the, primarily Swedish, Death’n’Roll of the
90’s. In other words CMC is running the same musical obstacle course as Entombed
This demo, as they call it even though it’s actually backed by a label (?),
contains four songs of almost equal quality, all of them following a set path (straight to
hell, I presume). The inevitable sound-samples
from more or less obscure horror movies (oh, and the first Rambo movie!) is in place.
four solid songs, without much variation and well within well-known musical
territory. Nonetheless it has it’s upsides –
especially the vocals. This is a re-release of a
demo and so far the only thing out there by CMC. I’m looking forward to the
first full length!