Saturday, February 26, 2011

How Death Metal got its groove back...or not...

The whole old school revivalist DM scene has become more and more popular over the last decade they are missing one key factor: groove. Especially those bands that are trying to play in the style of old school Swedish death metal. The thing that made Entombed, Dismember, and Grave so memorable was the catchy groove they used in their riffs. Sure these new bands have the gritty production and the sunlight studios sounding buzzsaw guitars but it doesn't mean anything without that Swedish groove!

Hell even Bolt Thrower got it and they aren't even Swedish! It's funny how the new wave of old school thrash bands play exactly the same way stuff was being played in the 80s, but I think it gets a bit boring. And here these newer DM bands aren't playing the exact style of the older bands and they bore me. You just can't win!

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