Expulsion where a band from Sweden that played a very dark form of doom/death metal with elements of black metal and this is a review of demo compilation of tracks which where recorded in the mid 80's and early 90's and will be re-issued in May by Vic Records under the name "Certain Corpses Never Decay".
The compilation starts out with dark and evil sounding synths and a few seconds later the music goes into a more heavier doom/death metal direction while also speeding up at times along with blast beats and blackened metal vocals and the band brings in a mixture of slow and fast parts.
When the album goes into the next track you can hear elements of thrash metal which where very common in those days and at times they also b ring in melody as well as small amounts of acoustic passages while the main focus is on the heavier parts of their musical sound and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful on the demo tracks.
As time goes on by you can hear some riffing that would eventually start up the second wave of black metal as well as the vocals utilizing more growls and later on a small amount of clean sections and horror movie samples find their way into the songs and the doom metal elements get even more powerful on the later demos that are presented on the recording.
Expulsion had a very underrated sound for its time and are among the first few bands to mix doom and death metal together while also being influenced by thrash and first wave black metal and the production has a very raw demo sound along with lyrics that cover occultism, darkness, and gore.
In my opinion Expulsion where a very great and underrated sounding doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation> RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Whisper From The Abyss" "Darkside" "Soul Upheaval" and "Certain Corpses never Decay". 8 out of 10.