JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN – Mask of the Treacherous
The second full-length from Master vocalist Paul Speckmann and Paganizer’s Rogga Johansson (who plays guitar/bass on this) is a union for the old school death metal freaks. "Mask of the Treacherous" has Paul’s deep drawl brutality that John Tardy used as one of his influences for Obituary, while Rogga and drummer Brynjar Helgetun shifts between semi-blast beats and almost punk-oriented hits and pacing. Straightforward in approach, these 3-4 minute songs aren’t messing around for technical showmanship – as "Inhuman Lust", the hyper-speed "I’ll End Your Rotten Life", and the slower, groove pounder "Within Reach".
Those who miss the early 90’s Swedish stock sound will find this 32 minute platter savory.