Sweden was a hot bed of great death metal in the early 90′s. Some many legendary bands and albums came out of this era, but as I’ve tried so endlessly to prove, there is a vast supply of great albums that get overlooked or fly under the radar in the wake of these said classic albums. With so many great albums coming out of Sweden at the time it’s kind of surprising this Seance album doesn’t get talked about more. It’s got all the trappings of a great Swedish death metal album, the great songwriting, the riffs, that crunchy, super distorted guitar and killer low vocals. Where this one seems to stand out is with the bass. For some reason the bass is really high in the mix and is ever present throughout the album, with the a super fuzzed out, distorted sound put to it. I don’t know if it was intentional or not but it really works to the bands advantage, giving it a unique sound and separating the band from the herd. Let me reiterate that this album is an excellent example of early 90′s Swedish death metal and even without the bass being so prominent would still stand up there with some of the greats of that time.

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