2000's classic 'Breeding Death' EP debut from the Swedish masters, presented on mid-price CD with bonus tracks. Featuring the line-up of Anders Nyström, Jonas Renkse, Mikael Akerfeldt and Dan Swanö.
Bloodbath is a titan of death metal from Stockholm, Sweden, notable for the inclusion of Katatonia and Opeth members and, in their recent era, welcoming Nick Holmes of UK doom legends Paradise Lost to join in with the brutality. Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for horror & the glory days of death metal from classic bands such as Entombed, Morbid Angel, Cancer & Autopsy, Bloodbath has remained a leading light of extreme metal since their ‘Breeding Death’ EP was unleashed back in 2000, and a formidable force for over 20 years, cemented in recent times by their ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’ (2014) opus and its follow-up, the even blacker-hearted 'The Arrow of Satan is Drawn' in 2018.
'Breeding Death' was the original catalyst to propel Bloodbath into the death metal sphere with full force. Primarily dedicated to recreating the buzzsaw, high-energy sound of mainly Swedish greats such as Entombed, Carnage and Dismember, 'Breeding Death' was pure death metal worship to reignite the fading old school essence of brutality as the 21st century dawned.
Bloodbath's initial line-up consisted of Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse of Katatonia joined by Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth on vocals, and completed by Dan Swanö of Edge of Sanity on drums. The EP was recorded at The Sanctuary in Sweden, with production and mixing duties also handled by Dan Swanö.
This edition of 'Breeding Death' is presented on CD in a jewel case and includes bonus tracks in the shape of demo versions of the songs 'Breeding Death' and 'Ominous Bloodvomit'.
1. Breeding Death [04:25]
2. Ominous Bloodvomit [03:46]
3. Furnace Funeral [05:03]
4. Breeding Death (demo) [04:22]
5. Ominous Bloodvomit (demo) [03:38]