Beneath The Folds Of Flesh
Review by Allan on January 3, 2003.
Insision is from Sweden. Now, before you hit the back button on your browser, just listen. Insision might as well not be labeled as being from Sweden at all, because they sound like they could be trailing behind North American acts such as Nile, Morbid Angel, Immolation and such, if not teaching them a few things. Their debut album "Beneath The Folds of Flesh" is quickly gaining this quintet quite a bit of recognition both in and outside of their homeland, and for obvious reasons.
There are only ten seconds on this thirty-minute album that are not drilling holes through your skull. The rest of the time Insision just lay down their cacophonous drumming, guitar riffs of wrath, and gutter vocals from hell.
The drumming is chaotic and well done. It's not really too captivating, due to the lack of creativity, but it is intense and it does get the job done. The two guitarists put out grinding riff after grinding riff. By the time you come out of "Beneath The Folds of Flesh" you'll either be dead or severely beaten. We need more guitarists like Johansson and Brynedal. Their ideas are full of energy and life, not to mention that they’re stylish and memorable.
While there’s absolutely nothing about “Beneath The Folds Of Flesh” that causes one to think about the homeland of the Gotherburg subgenre, Insision seemed to have picked up on one thing – catchiness. No, we’re not talking soaring melodic guitar lines and bombastic vocals. Their music just has what it takes to make you turn to your death metal cohorts and say, “Now that’s a good riff!”
Bottom Line: “Beneath The Folds Of Flesh” is most definitely one of the better death metal releases of 2002 along with Immolation’s masterful “Unholy Cult.” If there’s one thing you forget to do, make sure that it’s not forgetting to check Insision out.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8 out of 10