Reclusion Shell of Pain

No mistake about it, Reclusion is from Sweden. The band uses the obvious melodic modern thrash influences to some degree of success, perhaps rivalling No Return's latest, but still a step below Carnal Forge and leaders the Haunted. Luckily, Reclusion apply groove to their speed, which at times brings to mind old Machine Head. Something is amiss though - the production could pack a meaner punch and some of the slower grooves could use a bit less cheese. (Groove without cheese is difficult, but excellent when attained.) Give Reclusion another album or two and they could be on top of the genre. (Listenable)