Bloodbath 'Nightmares Made Flesh' LP

Bloodbath 'Nightmares Made Flesh' LP


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 and the glory days of death metal from classic bands such as Entombed, Morbid Angel, Cancer and 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.

Nightmares Made Flesh was Bloodbath's second studio album and was originally released in 2004. With Mikael Akerfeldt no longer on vocal duties, it was the chance for another metal legend to step in, in the shape of Hypocrisy's Peter Tägtgren and with Dan Swanö now joining Anders Nyström on guitars, this was also the Bloodbath debut of Opeth's drummer extraordinaire, Martin Axenrot.

Considered quite an evolution or even departure from their debut, Nightmares Made Flesh expanded on the melodic and technical elements and formed an album more complex in its scope, tempo and rhythmic approach and less a pure dedication to the old school scene. The album also utilised some influences more in line with metal from further afield compared to previous releases, whilst still firmly marking their own identity with hook-filled anthems such as fan-favourite, 'Eaten'.

Nightmares Made Flesh was recorded and mixed at Fascination Street Studios, with production duties carried out by Jens Bogren. This edition is presented on black vinyl, including the original cover courtesy of renowned artist Wes Benscoter (Autopsy, Slayer).


Catalogue number: VILELP980

Condition: New

Label: Peaceville

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