Label : Floga Press : FL146CD - Sweden Year : 2019
New or Used : reissue new
In the modern era of the internet, little known bands from metal's past are often thrust into the limelight and finally get the appreciation they deserve. This is especially true of highly idiosyncratic bands that were pushing the boundaries of their genres but somehow fell through the cracks until recently. Examples of this phenomenon in the world of death metal include Demilich, Pan.Thy.Monium and Timeghoul. Strange, then, that a band like Comecon still goes relatively unnoticed. Perhaps it's because their first album, while not bad by any means, was on the "generic" end of the Swedish death metal spectrum, even if it featured one of the scene's most prominent frontmen, Entombed's L.G. Petrov, on vocals. It probably also didn't help that the band's use of a drum machine rather than a human drummer wasn't exactly subtle on their first release.