Xysma are a band from Finland that has been around for almost 30 years and played gore/grind in their earlier days before getting more experimental and this is a review of their 1991 album "Yeah" which will be re-issued in March by Vic Records and also the "Above Mind Of Morbidity" 12 inch and the "Fata Morgana" ep from 1990 as bonus tracks.
Atmospheric sounds along with some heavy yet melodic riffing starts off the album and you can hear touches of alternative rock in the riffing and after awhile death metal growls are added onto the recording and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the tracks and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and synths can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and they add in a progressive touch along with the tracks bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
Spoken word parts can be heard briefly and a great amount of 70's rock influences can be heard in the bands musical style and some of the fast riffing also brings in a decent amount of tremolo picking while the mid tempo sections utilize a great amount of groove and when the album goes into the bonus tracks they music starts bringing in more of an early gore/grind style along with some guttural growls while high pitched screams are also used at times.
Xysma on the full length played a style of death metal that was very different for its time being experimental and adding in elements of classic rock while the earlier material was done in a gore/grind style that also mixed in a touch of Swedish death metal, the production sounds very professional for the era it was recorded while the lyrics cover gore, philosophy and society themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Xysma and if you are a fan of death metal, death'n'roll and gore/grind, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "On The Hill Of Desecration" "There Is Only One Sun" "Dismembered In Trance" and "Embodiment Of Morbidity". 8 out of 10.