Pim B. : In 2014 Wombbath returned to the front, even when you couldn’t consider it as an actual band. It was mainly original member Håkan Stuvemark who brought this legendary Swedish death metal legend back to life. He was active with Wombbath between 1990 and 1995 to pop up in other acts later on as you could read in the interview we did in 2015. In that year a split EP with Warhound was released, followed by the album ’Downfall Rising’. An album that attracted attention by having various vocalists. After the release a solid line-up was formed that recorded 3 more split releases with Revel In Flesh (2016), Departed Souls (2016) and Obscure Infinity (2017). Now it’s time for another full-length that this time is released by Soulseller Records.
Wombbath still sounds Swedish through and through. When it comes to the guitar sound I really have to think of Grave, Biggest difference with that band is that Grave has a lot more groove and melody. In that case names like Dismember or even Paradise Lost pop up. That combination of heaviness and cool melodies proves to be infectious. You simply cannot sit still while listening to this 9 track album. I also have to mention Jonny Petterson’s vocals. He already could be heard on some tracks on ‘Downfall Rising’ and now he is the permanent frontman. I like his style a lot. His grunt is reasonably understandable and suits Wombbath’s sound like no other.
On ‘The Great Desolation’ the band proves they create some great death metal. Catchy and crude, just the way we like it.