Descend Into The Absurd is the first studio album by the German death metal band Fleshcrawl
Unlike later albums, Descend Into The Absurd has minor black metal and doom metal elements to it, particularly in the guitar work, which is often less rhythmic and melodic than their later, Swedish-style death metal. The guitar melodies and tones often alternate somewhat abruptly between low, intense rhythms and high-beat, rapid progressions and the solowork has a very slight bluesy feel to it. The drumwork is typical of early Fleshcrawl, consisting of rapid double-bass drum rolls, heavy blast beats, and a somewhat "tinny" sound that, combined with their both searing mid-range and guttural low-range vocals makes their early sound unique.
1."Between Shadows They Crawl"
4."Purulent Bowel Erosion"
5."Lost In A Grave"
6."Never To Die Again"
9."Evoke The Excess"
Alex Pretzer -- vocals
Giro Schmidt -- guitar, backing vocals
Stefan Hanus -- guitar
Markus Amann - bass
Bastian Herzog -- drums
Produced by Boss & Fleshcrawl
Recorded and mixed at Montezuma Studio, Stockholm, June 1992
Recording and mixing engineer: Rex Gisslen
All music and lyrics by Fleshcrawl
Cover artwork by Uwe Jarling
Graphic work by Headquarters Communication, Berlin