Label : Blood Harvest Press : YOTZ#2017-004CD - Sweden Year : 2017
New or Used : original new
With a lineup whose roots run deep in the Swedish underground for the past 20+ years, TEHOM mainline that combined experience into a beast of blackened death metal as fresh as it is timeless. With all but a demo prior – also titled The Merciless Light, but released in 2011 and at half the length and in rawer form – on the debut album The Merciless Light, the quartet took their time to finesse and fine-tune their sound into one that spans decades without bearing the stench of “retro” tedium. It's proudly and mercilessly DEATH METAL, but blackened in a most barbaric manner, gnarly and gnawing and knowing no respite, but never forgetting the iron-fisted fundamentals of harnessing chaos into streamlined form.