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Air Raid - Across the Line (High Roller)

Air Raid – Across the Line (High Roller)

Sweden’s Air Raid have been going 8+ years now, this album features another new vocalist, and although that could be an issue with diehard fans frustrated with the personnel changes, what I will say is wow! Fredrick Werner is an exceptional find. Possessing both a.. Read More
Monolord – Rust  (Riding Easy Records)

Monolord – Rust (Riding Easy Records)

It’s impossible to keep up with all the bands coming out of Sweden, let alone across the world, with new music being sent in as well as regular shopping trips, but even I was surprised I’d not come across Monolord before. It may well be.. Read More
Nocturnal Rites – Phoenix (AFM)

Nocturnal Rites – Phoenix (AFM)

Formed back in the 90’s, Nocturnal Rites released three rather Hammerfall-esque Power Metal albums before the Millennium, but for me they really found their identity with the introduction of vocalist Jonny Lidqvist and 2000’s excellent “Afterlife”. Four more albums of an equally high standard followed.. Read More
Arckanum - Den förstfödde (Folter Records)

Arckanum – Den förstfödde (Folter Records)

Normally an Arckanum release would be met with a bit of a fanfare but this, his 9th studio album seems to have slipped in with a somewhat muted fashion. Not only that but the press release here states that “the Swede is back for one.. Read More
JoDöden - Sittandes i sjön med vatten över huvudet (Nordvis Produktion)

JoDöden – Sittandes i sjön med vatten över huvudet (Nordvis Produktion)

When I came across a site called Depressive Visions, which featured this work, it gave more than a clue what to expect. The gentleman behind this ambient, nature-driven work is from Sweden, and what is evident is that through his music he is sharing his.. Read More
Kaipa - Children Of The Sounds (Inside Out)

Kaipa – Children Of The Sounds (Inside Out)

Kaipa will be a familiar name to many a progressive rock fan, as they were an active and important part the Swedish progressive rock scene since their recording debut in 1976 through to their hiatus in 1982. Band founder and keyboardist Hans Lundin decided to.. Read More
Fornhem – Ett Fjarran Kall (Trollmusic)

Fornhem – Ett Fjarran Kall (Trollmusic)

Fornhem from Sweden have released their full length Debut “Ett Fjarran Kall” (A Call from Afar) and thus entered the Black/Folk fray.  With only four tracks and the album clocking in at 46 minutes this is an album to be indulged rather than blasted through... Read More
Zornheym – Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns (Non Serviam Records)

Zornheym – Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns (Non Serviam Records)

With members linked to Dark Funeral, Devian, Diabolical and Facebreaker, this band cannot be ignored. Zornheym from Sweden add to their black metal roots a string orchestra and their own chorus, called “Chorus Tenebris”. The result is a powerful symphonic affair. Comparison to Therion cannot.. Read More
Dynamite – Big Bang (Dynamite Productions)

Dynamite – Big Bang (Dynamite Productions)

Who likes AC/DC? Thought so. Pretty much all of you had a hand up then didn’t you? ….apart from that weird lad at the back with the skin tight “factory ripped” black jeans, lumberjack shirt, complicated hair and cultured beard…..fuck that guy…..look at him with.. Read More
Grift – Arvet (Nordvis Produktion)

Grift – Arvet (Nordvis Produktion)

Swedish nature-gazer Erik Gärdefors is the person behind everything we hear in Grift. He has worked with others in bands such as Insult, Orcivus & Arfsynd but has gone it very much alone here following up debut album Syner and splits with the likes of.. Read More
Dead Lord - In Ignorance We Trust (Century Media)

Dead Lord – In Ignorance We Trust (Century Media)

I’ve found this a perfect continuation of their last album ‘Heads Held high’, in my review of that the unashamed influence of Thin Lizzy was mentioned. We won’t go there anymore, it gets a bit repetitive after a while as I am sure every other.. Read More