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Posts tagged "Sweden"
Skulldrain - Hatred Rising (Vicisolum)

Skulldrain – Hatred Rising (Vicisolum)

Scandinavia are no strangers to metal which is off the aggressive kind. The birthplace of the melodic death metal genre, the home of the famed ‘Gothenburg Sound’ and some of the grimmest, doomiest and blackest metal out there. What we do tend to forget is.. Read More
Nox Vorago - Al Chem (S/R)

Nox Vorago – Al Chem (S/R)

Swedish outfit Nox Vorago have release their second album, 5 years after releasing their début, 11 years after forming in Gothenburg. Their style of symphonic death metal taken care of by founding members Magnus Andersson and Uduun, keyboards and vocals respectively, as all orchestral elements.. Read More
Vampire - With Primeval Force (Century Media)

Vampire – With Primeval Force (Century Media)

Back with a new line up, the PR blurb goes on to say that the album is not just a follow up to their debut (with an EP in between of course), but an album that will redefine death metal in 2017”. A bold statement,.. Read More
Alfahanne - Det Nya Svarta (Indie)

Alfahanne – Det Nya Svarta (Indie)

Back around January 2014 Swedish reprobates Alfahanne really burst on the scene with debut album Alfapokalypse. It was a breath of rotten air bolstered by an urgent clamouring punked up backbone that took in various different ideas throughout its short, sharp running time. Driven by.. Read More
Trial - Motherless (Metal Blade)

Trial – Motherless (Metal Blade)

Sweden’s Trial had a fantastic outing on their last album ‘Vessel’. For their new release for their new home on Metal Blade, the band have expanded their influences and made inroads towards experimenting with different sounds and feelings. Also a new logo and presentation, see.. Read More
Obitus – Slaves Of The Vast Machine (Hypnotic Dirge)

Obitus – Slaves Of The Vast Machine (Hypnotic Dirge)

In formative years all we heard was radio gaga, short songs designed for unchallenging airplay. Of course there was classical music and opera which lasted for several centuries but that was for fossils not for young kids with whole lives ahead of them. Naturally as.. Read More
Troubled Horse – Revolution on Repeat (Rise Above)

Troubled Horse – Revolution on Repeat (Rise Above)

Örebro (pronounced in the most Swedish way you can imagine and not as I once did, making it sound like a famous German sweet manufacturer) is an extremely pleasant town with a nice castle. It is also home to my favourite Swedish football team. The.. Read More
King of Asgard - :TAUDR: (Trollmusic)

King of Asgard – :TAUDR: (Trollmusic)

Mjolby’s (Sweden) very own “King of Asgard” finally return, following their last album, 2014’s “Karg”. I was an admirer of their first couple of albums, but with “Karg”, I found that somehow the music wasn’t “clicking” with me as much as they had in the.. Read More
Cut Up – Wherever They May Rot (Metal Blade Records)

Cut Up – Wherever They May Rot (Metal Blade Records)

Death fucking metal! We love it right? We love proper death metal don’t we? Not bullshit slammy pig squealing comedy bollocks but true death metal, and if the it comes from Sweden then the chances are it’s gonna be the absolute nuts! I don’t wanna.. Read More
Creeping Flesh – Scorched (S/R)

Creeping Flesh – Scorched (S/R)

After their first two EP’s Unravelled by War and Rising Terror, 2016 saw the return of Swedish Death Metallers Creeping Flesh with their latest demo Scorched. This delightful little demo consists of three tracks packed to the brim with speed, energy and tasty old school.. Read More
Evocation – The Shadow Archetype (Metal Blade)

Evocation – The Shadow Archetype (Metal Blade)

Always good to hear a new record from one of the hidden gems of the Swedish death metal scene. Always the underdog and criminally overlooked in the scene, Evocation have been in existence for what must be 25 years now but this is only their.. Read More
Wormwood – Ghostlands: Wounds From A Bleeding Earth (Non Serviam)

Wormwood – Ghostlands: Wounds From A Bleeding Earth (Non Serviam)

Revelations gets all apocalyptic with Wormwood in the bible, it’s a catastrophic star heralding plagues. It may also remind you of similar calamitous times spent in the aftermath of absinthe binges and the next morning feeling like you have indeed felt the touch of death... Read More