Eroded / Paganizer [coll] — [Imperium Productions]
2006 split on a German label.
Eroded- German project from Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia. “Old school DEATH METAL – no fucking compromises.” Indeed, they offer a dark, heavy take thatâ€™s tight in all the right places, worshiping at the altar of Incantation — â€œdulce et decorum est.â€ Well, I guess they arenâ€™t reinventing the wheel, but who fucking cares, these two tracks make for an enjoyable ten minutes. The second one is called â€˜The Goats of Heaven,â€™ which is pretty humorous.
Paganizer- more Death Metal, this time from Swedead. This prolific group was founded in 1998. Their sound here takes many cues from the D-Beat Hardcore of bands like Totalitar. No blasts, but it is fast and furious with a thickly Entombed guitar tone. With two songs clocking at about two minutes each, this side is less than half as long as Erodedâ€™s, which by the way I preferred.