Berto : Scalpel is a band that plays old school death metal with some grind influences and they put the level of technique quite high, but what is especially noticeable is the joy of the band that radiatees from the record. Death metal is the outlet for all the horrific things that humanity does to earth and each other, at least that is what the band claims themselves. If you knowto put all that misery convincingly to music then you are doing well and deserve our full attention. Coupled with a lot of enthusiasm, you have a very nice album. OK, not all songs are original, far from even, but if the performance is good then you also have some. ‘Feeding The Worm’ and ‘The Stink’ are classy songs and do not leave anything to guess what they are about with those song titles. A very good band, this Scalpel.