There are two bands named Slaughterday. One is from Greece, but the one we're talking about today is from Germany. They formed in 2010 and released their full-length debut, Nightmare Vortex, last year. Funny thing is, even though these guys are from Germany, their sound is distinctly Swedish. I don't have a problem with that, because this album is awesome.
The production features a mixture old school Swedish and modern death metal aesthetics. It sounds clean but it also has a rather crunchy sound to it. As for the music itself, it's pure old school Swedish death metal worship. No frills, no extravagance, no unnecessary bullshit. Just pure violence. The drums play an equal mix of slow doom/death rhythms and vicious blast beats. The snare strikes are powerful and the cymbals sound really dissonant.
The vocals consist of a hoarse yet bellowing growl. The guy sounds angry and ferocious. He sounds like the feral spawn of an elder god. Best of all are the guitars. The tremolo riffs sound like slithering snakes, the crunchy riffs sound like stomping mutants, the grooves sound delightfully sick, and the slow riffs sound like dripping ooze. As for the solos, they're utterly killer. They sound vicious but they also have a great sense of melody to them. The band also takes the time to slow things down and play some solemn clean guitars and whatnot.
This album maybe simple, but it's still excellent. Personally, I wish the music was faster and more crunchy, but it still sounds great regardless. I hope they release more killer Swedish death metal worship in the future.