OK, major curveball time. You guys ready for this?
I'm going to post Swedish Death Metal today. Please withhold your shock, disgust, and incredulity. It's time that I mix things up a little bit around here. A break from the "norm", if you will. Swedish Death Metal it is. I apologize for any hurt feelings, but this needed to be done.
That being said, AUTHORIZE are a rare and beautiful specimen of the genre, a big, chunky, meaty slab of Swedeath satisfaction with all the prerequisite elements in place--the creepy, semi-juvenile album cover, the quasi-confusing band name, the ambient, 3-minute album intro--they're all here. These guys only existed for a very brief amount of time, producing only this full-length and one track on the Opinionate sampler a year earlier (the track in question, "Darkest Age", appears on this album, too). But for such a flash-in-the-pan career, the relative quality of Authorize's tunes are sky-fucking-high, and their brutality levels are off the charts. I can never get enough of this type of shit, and hopefully, unless your taste in music is absolute pig crap, it will give you the same raging Swerection it gives me. Or whatever.
Man, that's a creepy well.
OPINIONATE SAMPLER (1990), featuring AUTHORIZE, APPENDIX, FALLEN ANGEL, and the almighty NIRVANA 2002
Remember? From before?
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