On April 7th 2014 Hammerheart Records will re-issue Phlebotomized’s classic debut Immense Intense Suspense and follow-up full length album Skycontact as a double CD.
Phlebotomized started out as a pure death metal band with grind influences. The year was 1994 when the band started to gradually change their style. Immense, Intense, Suspense sees violins, pianos and acoustic guitars alongside guttural vocals and distorted menace. The songwriting approach values melodies and symphonic passages as much as it does heaviness and brutality. Three years later, the band had gone completely off death metal, in a direction of their own. With 1997’s Skycontact they threw in influences from more-or-less every type of modern music one can think of under an umbrella of atmosphere and tonality.
The two albums were hard to find. Hammerheart Records re-releases them. The people at Hammerheart comment: “Phlebotomized crashed into the then booming Dutch scene of the early 90s. Both albums are highly sought after and feature a killer re-mastered sound, fully updated artwork and a cool packaging… your search for these lost Dutch death metal classics is over!”
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