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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Chronic Decay/Exanthema - Split 1993 (1993)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Sweden
Year: 1993

1. Memories
2. In My Dreams

Chronic Decay
3. Return To Heaven
4. Silent Prayer
5. Visions Of A Madman

Download at Mediafire
Last.fm (Exanthema)
Last.fm (Chronic Decay)


This is a very solid split from two relatively unknown bands. I'm happy because it means more material from both!

First, the Exanthema side. They've only got two songs, but they're both quite long and involved. I think this may actually be better than their Lunacy demo. Everything about this album is solid and very consistent. Excellent riffing, the occasional solo to keep things lively, and rad vocals. Drumming is also impressive.

Now, Chronic Decay's side: three songs, but all relatively short, which is a bummer. This is very fast-paced, borderline Thrash, and the vocals also reflect as much. Not quite growls, but not quite yells; somewhere in between. Two contrasting bands that make for an intriguing split.

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