Gruesome are a band from the United States that consists of members of Exhumed, Malevolent Creation, Possessed, and Derketa that plays a very old school form of death metal that pays tribute to the legendary band Death and this is a review of their 2015 album "Savage Land" which will be released on April 21st by Relapse Records.
A very heavy, fast and old school death metal sound starts off the album along with a good amount of blast beats and growling vocals that are very easy to understand and the music also brings in a great amount of morbid sounding melodies along with a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Most of the music has a very vintage mid 80's death metal sound while the production gives the songs more of a modern day feeling and when solos and leads are utilized they are true to death metal but demonstrate a great amount of talent and skill and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the whole album sticks to a very heavy sound from beginning to end of the recording.
Gruesome plays a style of death metal that is very old school and sounds like long lost Death songs but with a more modern take, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover gore and horror themes.
In my opinion Gruesome are a very great sounding old school death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Savage Land" "Closed Casket" and "Gruesome". 8 out of 10.