possession his best deceit


A Belgian newcomer intent on keeping the good old days of Death Metal alive. Back before “Human”, “Elements”, “Focus” and other Death Metal albums that could possibly be mistaken for the names of cars came along and ruined the game for many with foreign influences and techniques.

Possession came well prepared and the three tracks here are amongst the best “tributes” to the old days I have heard in a long time. Bands that carry the weight of legends like Sarcofago, Impaled Nazarene and Sadistik Exekution.

Possession belong to the group of bands that don’t feel the need to constantly re-invent the wheel. They don’t need to search constantly for new influences to add to their music to give it “that distinct touch”. No, Possession seem to have realized that you don’t have to add a shitload of new things together to create something worth listening to, you simply have to mean what you are saying, or singing for that matter. So if you are looking to the long-lost key to old-fashioned Death Metal that looks like it might kill you instead of just telling you how much it wants to kill you then you don’t have to look any further, really.

Invictus / Iron Bonehead
15 november 2013

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