Style: Thrash/death
Release date: September 10th 2009

Labelling Italian Edema 'thrash/death metal' isn't entirely fair. The quartet is what some would probably call 'thinking man's metal'. Especially the first track, Crawing Unreason, draws upon various inspirational sources. Tool and Gojira spring to mind, as do Katatonia.

The album forms a powerful mix of tightly controlled time changes, clean voice and growl, alternative atmosphere and clinical death metal brutality.

Tip of the day for fans of Morbid Angel, Bloodbath and Nile: My Sweetest Whore - a little death metal masterpiece in its own right!

Another band from the Punishment 18 rooster band to watch out for, no doubt.


01. Crawling Unreason
02. Generator
03. Onirical
04. Default
05. Purchasing Your Own Illness
06. My Sweetest Whore
07. Unequal Desease

Label: Punishment 18 Records
Promotion: Punishment 18 Records
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: December 29th 2009
Website: Edema at MySpace