SECTU – Gerra
Second full length album from Swedish death metal unit Sectu, "Gerra" continues their fine brand of slightly technical laden fierceness on these 11 tracks. Their debut album "Inundate" from last year didn’t possess the right hook balance to capture my attention- I think songs like "Nightwraiths" and the slower, brooding "Court of the Sloths" allow Sectu to move in the right direction. Morbid Angel, Slayer, and Death still appear to be their strongest reference points, and guitarist Stefan Lundgren’s acidic growls fit the normally speed fare to a tee.
Brilliant guitar work, ferocious militant drumming, everything one could want in a European death band who take in numerous American acts as their influences- "Gerra" takes the right steps forward in establishing the band as a force to be reckoned with in the death genre.