Isn't it funny how history repeats itself? I mean, that whole "retro thrash" thing that happened a couple years back was inevitably going to be followed by the whole "old school death metal movement", exactly as death metal overtook thrash back in the late 80's and early 90's. You can basically telegraph what's going to be "cool" and "trendy" in the metal scene by merely taking a cursory glance at the history of the music itself and charting out the mutations and migrations as such. No one has any original ideas anymore. But that's OK. I'll still take even the lowliest modern Incantation rip-off band over 99% of what the music industry is offering these days. After all, it's DEATH METAL. It's in my soul. I'm contractually obligated to love it.
Speaking of OSDM and Incantaion rip-offs, New Jersey's Funebrarum are one of the finest in the genre, and are often credited as pioneers since they had the foresight to bite Incantation a full TEN YEARS before it was "cool" to do so. Is it a backhanded compliment to say that? You're damn right it is, but I'll listen to that new