Myrkur is and exceptional multi-instrumentalist and rocks a diverse array of strange traditional instruments throughout the album. But the star of the show is her vocals, which are insanely beautiful and genuine.
Unfortunately this album has nothing to do with metal at all, but is one long journey into the ambient presentation of Varg’s pagan beliefs
We have everything from double kick drum to impressive guitar harmonies and Ambush really prove once again that they are one of the very best bands at what they do.
What annoyed me the first few laps of this album slowly disappeared more and more. I stand by my opinion that the instrumental passages could have been both shorter and fewer.
7/10 Swedish sluggers Moloken are back with a new album called “Unveilance of Dark Matter”. This, their...
The songs are well written and well played and the album contains both straight forward hard rock’n’roll and also some more riffbased songs that made me think of Black Sabbath and Candlemass.
This album may not be a blockbuster, there has been many Gotthard albums like it before and there probably will be more. But hell, it is obvious that these guys still know their craft and know it well.
The album contains a whole lot of mean riffs, good musicianship, solid vocals alongside quite a few really banging songs. But as I mentioned, “Feeding The Machine” also contains some fillers that bring down the album as a whole.
I get the already stated reference of Entombed, but in the middle of the song I think: Extreme!! Should not be, but that is what i hear. And then it just turns and you go on a straight ride to the darkest abyss of hell.
Dennis sings with the best of ém. He´s a bit of a mix between Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) and Marcie Free (Unruly Child, Signal) and second track, the sublime “The First Time” indeed sounds like the lovechild of Pretty Maids and Unruly Child.
Tommy Johansson (Sabaton/ReinXeed/Majestica) is one of my favorite singers. I mean, this guy has a voice that is made to sing power metal hymns. We´re talking about a range that makes the iconic Michael Kiske seem like an extremely hung over Peter Steele (Type O Negative, RIP).
I have to admit that I dismissed them at first as a Bolibompaband (Bolibompa is a Swedish TV-show for little children) and I couldn’t belive the fact that they attracted tens of thousands people to their shows around the world. I was wrong, in fact I was extremely wrong.
When Swedish Prog Metal-titans-to-be Seventh Dimension takes on my favorite song of all times by my favorite band they do it with a confidence and natural swagger that just oozes determination and spirit.
I think this one of the most exciting topics of an album ever since the murder of Palme is one of the biggest mysteries in the history of Sweden. This album was also released on the same date, February 28th.
I enjoy it all the way, but can’t really find any new classics to shake my foundations. It’s just all right, basic nice rock music without any big flaws. Which of course isn’t bad at all, really, just not that extraordinary.
And holy moly this is heavy! A superintense riffing starts of almost immediately on the first song, with the drums totally ripping my speakers with this hard driven metallic, industrial, frantic almost blast beaty immense feel.