A Swedish black metal band with a decidedly non-Swedish sound, Insision follows in the tradition of trailblazing American death metal bands like Suffocation and Morbid Angel. The band formed in 1997 from the remnants of underground metal bands Embalmer and Ildoor. A year later Insision released a demo, Meant to Suffer, and in turn signed with Heathendoom. The band then entered Necromorbus Studio in early 1999 to record its debut album, The Dead Live On. That same year former Azatoth vocalist Carl Birath joined the band, as did former Dellamorte bassist Daniel Ekroth. With a new lineup in place, Insision played shows with such bands as Dark Funeral, the Haunted, and Hypocrisy; furthermore, it also recorded another demo, Promo 2000. Former Genochrush Ferox guitarist Toob joined the band in 2001, just in time for the quintet to enter Berno Studios to record Beneath the Folds of the Flesh, its first release for Earache/Wicked World.