Entrapment - Through Realms Unseen LP (Gold vinyl)
The small world of Swedish old school death metal must be extremely crowded, since several entire countries have attempted to squeeze into Stockholm to join the likes of Entombed, Grave, and Carnage. Pertaining to Entrapment, at least the Netherlands could be counted as proximate to Sweden, though that's to overlook the global obsession with the style at the moment. This crew, usually made up of only Michel Jonker in the studio, caught my attention with a potent debut a few years ago and Through Realms Unseen remains Entrapment's latest contribution to filling up that little Swedeath world as much as possible. Though not entirely based on the same sounds as the extremely competent but derivative The Obscurity Within..., this third full-length still relies on Dismember and Grave for its bread and butter moments, while a creeping nastiness utilizes some unsavoury ideas from countrymen Asphyx. If you still feel turned on by thunderously heavy death metal, you'd better keep an eye on your pants to make sure things don't get out of control while you listen to this.