Lubricant is one of the forerunners of the rock-influenced strain of old school death metal, along with bands such as Xysma and Wolverine Blues-era Entombed. Their brief lifespan consisted of one demo and one mini album, which are now compiled together on Swallow This (Years 1991-1993). The demo, Swallow The Symmetric Swab, was recorded in 10 hours by enthusiastic death-obsessed teenagers and distributed via the tape-trading scene worldwide. It proved to be an underground hit, with over 2000 copies manufactured. German cult label Morbid Record grabbed the band and the deal resulted in the 1993 mini album Nookleptia. This collection of Lubricant's vintage material has been remastered according to the band's original vision and restores much of the dirt and venom not entirely present on the earlier versions.