Slakthus Gamleby
Style: Death Metal
Release date: July 30th 2010

Rogga Johansson is a busy man. The Swedish guitarist/vocalist from Paganizer and Ribspreader adornes the death metal genre with a number of side projects that certainly deserves some attention. The two projects he's done in cooperation with death metal legend Kam Lee, Bone Gnawer and The Grotesquery, have so far resulted in two very brutal albums.

With Demiurg Rogga has again managed to pull in some of the genre's stalwarths, this time in the shape of ex-Gorefest drummer Ed Warby and Dan Swanö whom many know as a producer and perhaps not so much for his duties in Edge of Sanity and Nightingale.

Add to that Dutch beauty Marjan Welman and This Haven/The Grotesquery bass player Johan Berglund, and you have something that is not just a run-of-the-mill death metal.

'Slakthus Gamleby' is old school death metal plus so much more. Marjan's vocal adds a beautyful contrast to Life is a Coma,  From Laughter to Retching and the beautiful outro World Burial. Ed Warby lends a clean vocal. Rogga growls. Swanö not only plays guitar but also plays synths which adds another unexpected layer.

Melody and full-on brutality intermix perfectly throughout the album, giving the old-school a touch of something more modern, machine-like coldness.

Looking for a dream of a slow metal monster intro? Try Travellers of the Vortex.
Or how about real death metal with a touch of Nightwish? Try Cold Skin.

Variation, killer riffs, brutality, melody, beauty, deadly growls, in short:

Killer album!


01. Life is a Coma
02. Death Grasp Oblivion
03. Travellers of the Vortex
04. The Cold Hand of Death
05. Cold Skin
06. From Laughter to Retching
07. Slakthus Gamleby
08. World Burial

Label: Cyclone Empire
Distribution: Sure Shot Worx
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: July 19th 2010
Website: Demiurg @MySpace