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Ultra Rare – Clear Vinyl from this absolute GRIND CLASSIC now in stock!

Back in 1993, death metal was still in its heyday. Bands were popping up all around the globe. If you blinked, you might have missed out on some true masterpieces. Or if you were like me, and were still playing with Tonka Trucks in the sandbox in ‘93, you didn’t get into death metal until nearly a decade later. Thanks to the Internet, however, one can find redemption and discover albums that they would have never heard otherwise.

As a 16-year-old, who became obsessed with early Carcass, I was always looking for more bands that were of the same pathologically-grinding ilk. One of my discoveries hit a nerve like no other: the 1993 debut album “Pathological Performances” by Swedish death-grind act Necrony.

Catchy, crunchy death metal riffage interposed with brutal grinding noise, pitch-shifted gutturals, and jazzy-lead guitars, all with a production-quality that is unmatched (thanks to producer Dan Swano), this lone record from Necrony absolutely floored me when I first heard it. It continues to amaze me to this day. Well over a decade later, I do not tire of it, and nearly 30 years since its release, it still sounds fresh! It is truly an underrated and timeless masterpiece.

The band disbanded shortly after this release and the members went on to form grindcore legends Nasum.

Sadly, “Pathological Performances” became very hard to find, in spite of being a cited influence by many modern death metal and goregrind acts. The album was released in 1993 only on CD, it went out of print, and it has never been reissued or released on any other format since then. Until now!

Weight 350 g