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Release date: 12 November 2002
Style: Death metal

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8.5 | 431 votes

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01. Ways To The Grave
02. So You Die
03. Mass Strangulation
04. Death Delirium
05. Buried By The Dead
06. The Soulcollector
07. Bathe In Blood
08. Trail Of Insects
09. Like Fire
10. Cry My Name

Review
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals
Dan Erland Swanö - guitars, drums
Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström - guitars
Jonas Renkse - bass

Staff review by
Collin

Rating:
9.0
Bloodbath is a super side-project from Sweden that gathers some members of three famous bands: Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth, Dan Swano from Edge Of Sanity and Anders Nystrom and Jonas Renske from Katatonia. With such a talented line-up, you can resonably expect a killer album. And you won't be disappointed. But don't search for the doomy side of Opeth or the cool melodies of Katatonia because you won't find. What we have here is a real and undisguised tribute to the first wave of Swedish death metal .

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published 02.09.2003 | Comments (10)

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advent - 09.10.2010 at 19:11  
Rating: 9 A brutal album
Zender 1.8 - 19.05.2011 at 14:01  
Rating: 9 Death Delirium !!
what an amazing song!!
album is awesome
DEATH METAL RULES ;-)
Deadmeat - 19.05.2011 at 20:41  
Rating: 10 One of the reasons why i love THAT much DEATH METAL.... pure awesomeness....
SymphonyImpaled - 01.06.2011 at 08:27  
Rating: 10 Amazing freakin album. Everything about it is pure awesomeness, from the vocals to the drumming to the guitar. This shit should be in some kind of hall of fame.
musicalkaratekid - 08.08.2012 at 16:31  
Rating: 8 The fuzzy guitar sound aside, this album is a great start to Bloodbath's career. The vocals and guitar work are brutal, but they do have a distinctive quality that makes them stand out from the crowd-the precision of each song. Akerfeldt does a great job here too.
Mr. Doctor - 08.08.2012 at 20:10  
Rating: 8
Written by musicalkaratekid on 08.08.2012 at 16:31
The fuzzy guitar sound aside


That sound is absolutely brilliant imo. Such a shame they didn't continue with that.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.08.2012 at 20:13  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.08.2012 at 20:10

That sound is absolutely brilliant imo. Such a shame they didn't continue with that.

Yeah it was pretty boss. All albums subsequent to this one haven't lived up to the debut EP and album.
musicalkaratekid - 08.08.2012 at 22:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.08.2012 at 20:10

Written by musicalkaratekid on 08.08.2012 at 16:31
The fuzzy guitar sound aside


That sound is absolutely brilliant imo. Such a shame they didn't continue with that.


Yeah to be honest I prefer a the guitars to have a cleaner sound when listening to modern Death Metal. They did a great job anyway though.
Mr. Doctor - 08.08.2012 at 22:33  
Rating: 8
Written by musicalkaratekid on 08.08.2012 at 22:12

Yeah to be honest I prefer a the guitars to have a cleaner sound when listening to modern Death Metal. They did a great job anyway though.


This isn't supposed to be modern death metal at all. The only modern thing about it it's that it was released on 2002.
musicalkaratekid - 08.08.2012 at 22:41  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.08.2012 at 22:33

Written by musicalkaratekid on 08.08.2012 at 22:12

Yeah to be honest I prefer a the guitars to have a cleaner sound when listening to modern Death Metal. They did a great job anyway though.


This isn't supposed to be modern death metal at all. The only modern thing about it it's that it was released on 2002.


I know it's not 'supposed' to be modern Death Metal, the only reason I called it that was because of the fact that it was released in 21st century.
Mr. Doctor - 08.08.2012 at 22:44  
Rating: 8
Written by musicalkaratekid on 08.08.2012 at 22:41
I know it's not 'supposed' to be modern Death Metal, the only reason I called it that was because of the fact that it was released in 21st century.

... and you said
Quote:
I prefer the guitars to have a cleaner sound when listening to modern Death Metal


which means you wouldn't think that way if this album came out ten years earlier?

That would be uhmm...how do I put it.... Quite dumb.
musicalkaratekid - 09.08.2012 at 00:22  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.08.2012 at 22:44

Written by musicalkaratekid on 08.08.2012 at 22:41
I know it's not 'supposed' to be modern Death Metal, the only reason I called it that was because of the fact that it was released in 21st century.

... and you said
Quote:
I prefer the guitars to have a cleaner sound when listening to modern Death Metal


which means you wouldn't think that way if this album came out ten years earlier?

That would be uhmm...how do I put it.... Quite dumb.


I'm not necessarily classing this album as Modern Death metal, I'm just saying that I perceive all albums released from 2000 onwards to be modern. Call it dumb, but that's just my way of thinking. Of course if I was to classify this album within a genre then it certainly wouldn't be 'Modern' Death Metal.
Mr. Doctor - 09.08.2012 at 01:36  
Rating: 8
Written by musicalkaratekid on 09.08.2012 at 00:22
I'm just saying that I perceive all albums released from 2000 onwards to be modern.


You didn't answer my question at all. I was wondering that if this album was released back in 1992 you wouldn't have a problem with the production but since it was released on 2002 you suddenly do have a problem with it? Basically... all I'm getting is "nowdays all death metal should have clean production unless if it is from the 90s or older... then you can do whatever you want".

I just don't get how an opinion can change just based on a date since this album could have easily been made back in the 90s unless there's something else I'm not getting.
musicalkaratekid - 09.08.2012 at 02:27  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.08.2012 at 01:36

Written by musicalkaratekid on 09.08.2012 at 00:22
I'm just saying that I perceive all albums released from 2000 onwards to be modern.


You didn't answer my question at all. I was wondering that if this album was released back in 1992 you wouldn't have a problem with the production but since it was released on 2002 you suddenly do have a problem with it? Basically... all I'm getting is "nowdays all death metal should have clean production unless if it is from the 90s or older... then you can do whatever you want".

I just don't get how an opinion can change just based on a date since this album could have easily been made back in the 90s unless there's something else I'm not getting.


I have a problem with that type of production regardless of when the album was released. I'm not saying that all death metal nowadays should have clean production, because that would be too generic. My idea of calling something 'modern' is based on the time that it was released-absolutely nothing to do with the music itself.
Troy Killjoy - 09.08.2012 at 06:05  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 08.08.2012 at 22:41
I know it's not 'supposed' to be modern Death Metal, the only reason I called it that was because of the fact that it was released in 21st century.

Modern death metal is more or less a set sound (usually technically driven, more melodic, featuring an incredibly clean production), in the same way old school death metal is a set sound (with more primal compositions, fewer solos and less technical prowess in general, and a grimier production).
Ace Frawley - 06.03.2013 at 03:36  
Rating: 8 This is a very good death metal album. I love the guitar tone, which of course is reminiscent of the early 90s Swedish bands but the songwriting is accomplished and all the instruments and vocals are very well executed. Plenty to enjoy in this album.
Jaeryd17‍ - 10.03.2013 at 02:05  
Rating: 8 Of their full-length albums, this is probably the best, though it misses getting a 9 due to some weaker songs and general musical simplicity (which can actually be considered a pro rather than a con at points). The opener and So You Die are both great, but Mass Strangulation is a little boring. Death Delirium and The Soulcollector are also weaker, but still decent death metal songs. The Rest of the tracks are all catchy and fantastic.

Also, the old Swedish death metal guitar tone is amazing. The fuzzy sound makes it sound like a they're playing their notes with an actual chainsaw; if that chainsaw was sent through a bag of puppies.

Nightmares Made Flesh follows close behind, as that album is more interesting in some places, but is missing some of the brutal charm that this album displays.
quisableed - 14.06.2013 at 03:20  
Rating: 10 Death and mikael... i miss those days
Unhealer - 08.08.2013 at 19:47  
Rating: 7 Nice tunes in this debut, but I agree fuzzy guitar tone does no good to the album.
Also, was a drum machine used? If not, they sound really flat. I googled but did not find anything about that.
Mr. Doctor - 08.08.2013 at 21:55  
Rating: 8
Written by Unhealer on 08.08.2013 at 19:47
Nice tunes in this debut, but I agree fuzzy guitar tone does no good to the album.
Also, was a drum machine used? If not, they sound really flat. I googled but did not find anything about that.

The drums are real... Also man I disagree so much. They captured the old-school sound perfectly. It adds a lot to the music which is already awesome. Their best album by far.
Alondate - 18.01.2014 at 03:38  
Rating: 8 Renkse, akerfeldt, swanö, nyström + death metal= perfection
deadone - 17.03.2014 at 03:03  
Rating: 7 Why does the slow groovy riff in buried by the dead remind me of farts?

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