Wasting no time in staking their claim for death metal supremacy, Swedish newcomers ENSNARED unleash their debut mini-album, Ravenous Damnation’s Dawn, following their hotly tipped 2011 demo. But let not their country of origin fool you, for ENSNARED are no mere old-school Swedeath revisionists: schooled in the “old,” yes, but this fiery quartet mainline the blackthrashing insanity of ’80s South America into a robust, gnarly soundfield that remains both fresh and timeless. With dizzying intensity and a flow that’s forever straddling chaos and control, Ravenous Damnation’s Dawn indeed ensnares the listener into a slipstream of diabolical majesty. Buttressed with CD bonus tracks from their 2011 demo, ENSNARED’s Ravenous Damnation’s Dawn proves that the first strike is indeed deadly!
Front cover art by Daniel Selfdesecrator done with real blood, and design by Tlmnn (Necros Christos, Drowned)
Nuclear Winter Records 2013