Album Review: Gruesome – “Savage Land”

Gruesome Savage Land

Back in the day, Chuck Schuldiner and Death singlehandedly changed the landscape of heavy music forever—particularly across their first three releases, which remain highly influential on countless death metal bands and artists to this day. That’s where Gruesome comes in. We’ve seen them tackle covers of early Death material with ease on the highly regarded Death to All tours, but their debut full-length Savage Land introduces original material to the mix, creating their own vision to celebrate and pay homage to this era in time. This album piqued my curiosity when it was announced and, ultimately, ended up delivering on its promise. Continue reading