Songs Of Flesh (Part I)
Review by JD on April 30, 2012.
Death Metal. The name of this genre says it all, power, strength, crushing music and a fuck-you attitude. No where on earth knows how to make amazing Death Metal like Sweden. They have wrote the book on the whole Extreme Music scene, being the single most trailblazers as the decades pass.
Putting a rather large Death Metal footprint out to be seen is the one man outfit called Megascavanger. Roger "Rogga" Johansson is a firm fixture in the Death Metal scene in and around Sweden. Playing with and in a whopping seventeen bands so far, now he is putting out his own brand of Death Metal with some expert help of friends. It is venomously dark and yet melodic as fuck Death Metal that he offers up with unbridled aggression and unashamed passion.
With only two songs on this teaser of a EP, this will be swift. Both songs have the strong hallmarks of the greats of Death Metal ( Death, Cannibal Corpse), but it is what is there as well that tips the scales. There is flavours of Thrash, Black and even some Hardcore that fills out the sound. Heavy, deep and just plain nasty, Mr Johansson has come up with the right formulation to deliver some of the most melodic yet blood soaked heavy music ever put out.
I hope that ‘Captain Metal’ (His new name from me) puts out some more of the same and in a full album format as well. This is drop dead the best Melodic Death Metal in years and he should continue his quest for world metal dominance. He is the future of Death Metal. Long may he reign supreme.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.3 out of 10