Clearly hellbent on being officially recognised as the hardest-working man in death metal, Rogga Johansson has been tirelessly upholding cherished old-school values for many years, spewing out albums with Bone Gnawer, Ribspreader, Paganizer and many more. Even by his usual standards, Humanity Delete – a project that began in 2003 – is relentless in its stripped-down pursuit of diabolical riffs and eerie atmospheres.
Humanity Delete: Never Ending Nightmares
Extreme filth possessed with a spooky soul
With lyrics penned by Razorback Records’ Jill Girardi that focus on creepy tales of Asian ghosts and other paranormal horror, Never Ending Nightmares somehow crowbars a sense of the otherworldly into songs that proudly adhere to a strict diet of old-school death, raging hardcore punk and Repulsion-esque grind.
Guitar solos from Hooded Menace’s Lasse Pyykko certainly add an extra layer of spirit world spite, too. Clocking in at a satisfyingly abrupt 27 minutes, this is a filler-free exercise in ultra-catchy unpleasantness: brutal filth fans will marvel at the consistency of intent and delivery within the vicious likes of Frozen Apparition and Dismal Corridors, as Rogga thrashes skilfully away, a man possessed.