Unleashed hails from what seems to be the haven of Death Metal: Sweden. They feature the ex-bass player of Nihilist (now Entombed, for the uneducated), Johnny Hedlund. And they sound nothing like Entombed! Having been pretty familiar with their demos (The Utter Dark and …Revenge), I must say that I wasn’t even ready for this. This album just annihilates everything they’ve done before! The production is 100% better for one thing (no, it wasn’t recorded at Sunlight, either). Now Johnny is doing all the vocals, which is cool. I will say Where No Life Dwells isn’t quite the masterpiece, like Left Hand Path, but it’s pretty damn close. For a debut LP, it definitely pulls its weight and more. It’s everything you want in a Death Metal album: brutal, evil, and heavy as fuck! My favorite tracks are: “Before the Creation of Time,” “Into Glory Ride,” and “The Dark One” (far superior to the demo version).
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