Mix bands like Motörhead, Arch Enemy, King Diamond,
Dismember, The Crown, Entombed, and throw in a Hard Core Punk band
too and you’ll get Hearse. “In These Veins” is the 4th album
from this Swedish band, but my first encounter with them.
was born out of a band called Furbowl… and I must
admit that I’m not familiar with them either. But that’s all my
mistake because this 4th album by
is a very pleasant surprise. Okay… the first time I threw it in my
CD-player I wasn’t exactly thrilled, but after 2-3 listens I was
Their music is pure Death/Thrash but very “catchy”
and has an infectious groove. It’s very easy to tell the numbers
apart and tracks like “House of Love”, “Corroding Armour” and
“Atrocious Recoil” could stay in my mind for a very long time. Even
that the music is groovy at times we also get up-tempo bangers with
melodic riffs, but still holding place for some quiet breaks for
I wonder if the guitarists are fan of Ace Frehley,
(original and former lead guitarist of Kiss)because in the end of
track 2 “Corroding Armour” one of them plays the same solo that Ace
used to end an old Kiss track called “She” with live?
The production done by Dan Swanö is quite good and so
is the cover artwork.
Death and Thrash Metal fans should do them self a favour and check
this album out now.