There are two things that are true of a new In Flames album: 1. There is always something that unmistakably sounds like In Flames. 2. There is always something that pushes the boundaries for our [Read »]
Melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. Became massively popular around the turn of the millennium.
Three years have passed since Sarea, the modern melodic metal band from Norrköping, Sweden, released their album This Is Not Goodbye. Supporting the band since my review of the very same album, I was now [Read »]
Right, death metal maniacs, this one’s for you. Volturyon have been around in some form or shape since 2005 and have now released three full-lengths and one EP. Although they’re Swedish, they lean more towards [Read »]
After the stunning ‘Meliora’ album from 2015, expectations to the Swedish clerical crew GHOST run high. With the EP ‘Popestar’, which is out today, they only in part live up to those expectations. The EP [Read »]
Talking about doom metal and not mentioning Swedish Candlemass is a bit like talking about Walt Disney and not at least touching upon Mickey Mouse. The brainchild of bassist and composer Leif Edling and drummer Mats Ekström, the band saw [Read »]
Treat was one of the premier Swedish melodic rock bands from 1985 to 1992, then they disappeared only to resurface again in 2010 with their comeback album “Coup de Grâce”. Afterwards they toured intensely before [Read »]
When former members of In Flames, Grave and The Haunted form a unit and begin to make music, there is a certain amount of expectation involved. Indeed, my expectations ran fairly high when I received the [Read »]