12 July 2010
by Tom Dare
The term “supergroup” has almost become one to avoid. While the occasional project assembled from other highly successful bands has deserved the prefix “super-” – Down and Shrinebuilder being two wildly different examples – many simply plug straight into the lowest common denominator and release depressingly average material. When members of Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death and others join together to record a death metal record, you hope the result will be impressive, but fear the worst. Thankfully, Insidious Disease’s debut Shadowcast alleviates those fears and does impress. And then tries to scare the shit out of you.