Koen B. : Drap hails from Sundsvall / Sweden and debuts with ‘En Naturlig Dod’, proudly brought to us on CD format by Embrace My Funeral Records (Mexico). The band also self-released ‘En Naturlig Dod’ in a limited edition on vinyl format, check their Bandcamp page for details and prices. I already ordered my copy because I am pretty sure they will be sold out soon. Drap started in 2013 and consists of Ragnar Hedtjarn Ullenius (bass), Jesper Ekstal (guitars), Emil Leijon (drums) and Joachim Lynfelt (vocals).
Drap's music is deeply rooted in the old Swedish death metal scene (think Nihilist, Entombed) but also brings us some Swedish crust influences like Disfear, Driller Killer or Anti Cimex. The songs pummel away at a lightning pace but Drap sometimes knows how to refrain to hit harder every time they accelerate again. This makes this an album that blends it all together and it dazzles on each and every listen. Drap is a great newcomer within the metal scene and therefore ‘En Naturlig Dod’ is highly recommended.