Gutter Instinct Age Of The Fanatics on Limited Edition LP
Raw, atmospheric and blackened buzz-saw Swedish death metal at its finest, Gutter Instinct was founded in 2012 by Oscar Persson, Hannes Hellman and Thomas Ernemyr in Helsingborg, Sweden, after having played together in various bands over the years. The aim was to unleash a unique combination of grinding death metal – no compromise, no remorse. Starting out, major musical influences included bands like Verminous, Necrovation, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Rotten Sound and Napalm Death.
After writing and rehearsing four revolutionary and unholy songs, the band entered Studio Mangelrum to record their first demo tape, "Obedience." Oppression, anti-religion and total rejection of the establishment were the leading themes. The demo – self-released by the band in 2013 – was swiftly appointed "Demo of the Month" in the leading Swedish metal magazine Close-Up. Gutter Instinct quickly returned to Studio Mangelrum to lay down their debut EP The Insurrection which was released on Prosthetic Records to further fan fare in 2015.
Age Of The Fanatics marks the band's official first full-length offering, also for Prosthetic, and it finds the band incorporating a more atmospheric, black metal element to their already mammoth sound, drawing influence from newer bands such as Teitanblood, Bölzer, Grave Miasma, Black Witchery and Portal.