Who Bring The Torture are a long living Swedish purely death metal band that started as a death/grind hybrid. Pain Offerings is the sixth full-length and a delivery to the devoted fans. While the mere mention of Swedish death metal may instantly usher in thoughts of Entombed/Grave copycats, Those Who Bring The Torture maintain a more timeless feel. If any band works as a comparison, the way that they dive into more melodic, feels quite akin towards that of Hypocrisy.
While they frequently do dip into some driving tempos, such as the ending of the monstrous Endquester or frantic yet melodic Enter The Damned, the epic scale and grooves kick in for cuts like Reality – Worst Show Ever and title track. It’s catchy, it works, and it’s certainly going to leave many with a sore neck. With a sneaky approach to getting those melodies in, it keeps the songs from sounding too similar to each other, even if the formula is admittedly well-worn.