gutter instinct

Few places lay claim to a specific type of sound more than Sweden. Even before becoming known as the birthplace of melodic death metal and the subsequent modern metal movement, the country spawned its own specialized death metal movement characterized by the buzzsaw guitars, thrashing speeds, and grinding chaotic brutality popularized by acts such Dismember and Entombed.

Since its origins as a spin-off of d-beat and hardcore punk, things have come full circle, with bands such as Nails and Trap Them bringing the sound back to hardcore. However, there are bands still actively pursuing the Swedish death metal ideal, and Gutter Instinct are making their name as acolytes of the sound while aggressively exploring further ground, citing influences from acts such as Portal and Bolzer. Catch a stream of the group’s debut track, ‘The Invisible Hand‘ after the jump!


Gutter Instict’s debut EP The Insurrection will be out May 19th through Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders for the limited 12″ vinyl EP can be found at this location.

– JR


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