Fast Forward

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Fast Forward finds Defleshed departing from its previously dominant Florida death-metal influence (think Morbid Angel or Deicide) and returning to its roots, embracing the sounds of both its native Sweden (à la early Entombed) and genre forefathers Slayer. Beneath the surface chaos, the album has a determined rhythmic drive and a sustained intensity that demonstrates what a tight, skilled ensemble Defleshed is. It isn't especially groundbreaking, but Fast Forward more than lives up to its title.

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