Having never really liked anything from SEPTIC FLESH, it's with quite a small interest that I forced myself to listen to "Sumerian Daemons". When you think about it, it was high time that those Greeks finally released something, because their latest album to date, "Revolution DNA", dates back from 1999.
Since that, many things have certainly changed for them: a transfer from their long-time label Holy Records to Hammerheart Records, and most of all, a certain musical evolution. No, SEPTIC FLESH haven't really changed their style, and they're not playing Techno/Grind, but they have still put all their energy in a more aggressive and less 'intellectual' music, but still keeping their own characteristics, with female vocals, and an opera atmosphere. Let's simply say that "Sumerian Daemons" is a lot less cliché and is a less commercial album that maybe won't please every gothic freak…
That said, there are still some tracks that are easy to get into, like "When All Is None", "Dark River", or "Mechanical Babylon". And I have to agree that the sound of the Fredman studios is not bad at all! So all in all, quite a good album, for my own surprise… (Online December 16, 2002)