The Pete Flesh Deathtrip

Album Title: 
Mortui Vivos Docent
Release Date: 
Monday, May 27, 2013
Review Type: 

Pete Karlsson, known from e.g. Maze Of Torment, Deceiver or Thrown, and especially his (solo) project Flesh, returns under a new moniker, The Pete Flesh Deathtrip. The first album under this name was recorded at Studio Beast with engineer / mixer / master Peter Bjärgö. The latter is known as producer for different Metal bands, and as musician in both some extreme Metal acts (amongst which Crypt Of Kerberos, Vinterland or Tyrant) and some more symphonic or neo-classical projects (Arcana, Sophia etc.). He also contributed as guest / session musician (keyboards and piano) on this album, and his colleague in Arcana, Cecilia Bjärgö, takes care of female vocals on the track Bleed. The drums, by the way, were performed by Andreas Jonsson, whom we know from, for example, Porphyria, Vinterland, Tyrant, NunFuckRitual or The Black.

The Pete Flesh Deathtrip brings material in the vein on Flesh, the former project of Pete. Mortui Vivos Docent stands for a deadly trip within spheres of Thrash, Death and Black Metal with a specific focus on the oldest school. It’s like the Swedish scene in the vein of Marduk, Dissection, Necrophobic, Svartsyn or Dark Funeral copulates with the likes of Morbid Angel and Hate. Add some Bathory-alike initiation (from all eras), flavour the whole with, evidently, a nice dose of Maze Of Torment, and have the whole thing sprinkled with a nasty amount of timeless Old School glory in its most horrific form…

This deathtrip for sure is a pleasure for the after-flesh-experience, and therefore sweetly recommended…