Tag: Swedish Metal

Apr 22

Unleashed – Dawn of the Nine (2015)

Hail Unleashed in all of their glory! Hailing from the almighty Sweden, Unleashed yet again delivers an aggressive new album. This new album titled Dawn of the Nine delivers heart-pounding aggression and wretched emotion. This album differs in its solid tracks and weaker tracks, yet Unleashed sets the battlefield with these forces. Prepare for war …

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Apr 20

Enforcer – From Beyond (2015)

We all know Enforcer has their own way of capturing their listeners. They are adamant in their ways of forcing their aggressive tracks upon anyone, yet all are willing to surrender. Their latest album From Beyond proves that this band is unstoppable. With one listen, the scorching fires ignite and swallow anyone in their wake. …

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Apr 15

Tribulation – The Children Of The Night (2015)

Scandinavia has been breeding a strange brew of Death Metal lately. Well, that’s not entirely true. The Scandinavian scene has always been experimental and strange, to say the least, while at the same time defining what it means to be old school in the last past few decades. Though I don’t think anyone anticipated that …

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Mar 30

Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates discussed touring & At War With Reality with The Age Of Metal

The 2015 Decibel Magazine tour kicked off last Friday at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. The bill for this edition of the tour is extremely heavy as it is diverse as well; UK’s Vallenfyre is the band in charge of opening the show, follow by Pallbearer, Converge, and the godfathers of melodic death metal, …

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Jan 23

Marduk – Frontschwein (2015)

This year starts very well… Marduk is back with a powerful record… Swedish Black Metal gods gather for attack !!! Frontschwein is the 13th studio album of this cult band, worldwide recognized as one of the most important black metal bands, and they are showing us what swedish black metal is… Raw, fast, and insane …

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Jan 21

Mayhem-Watain-Revenge bring Black Metal Warfare to Cleveland, OH (01/15/15)

Black Metal Warfare January 15, 2015 was definitely a night of anticipation from the announcement of such an epic line up; Canada’s Revenge, Swedish master’s Watain, and the unrivaled legendary Mayhem, to the mid-winter door delay. About an hour later than expected, the doors finally opened to the frostbit, but diverse Cleveland metal crowd. Admittedly, …

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Dec 12

The Swedish Connection: A Conversation with Niclas Engels of In Flames

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers In Flames had transformed their sound since the release of Lunar Strain (1994) time and time again, and for some reason every time they released an album they had encountered some sort of critical resistance. Like, there was some sort of ‘critical In Flames task force‘ among their fans in charge of criticized …

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Sep 27

Dragons In L.A: Within Temptation Live At Club Nokia. Los Angeles, CA (09/26/14)

It has been 6 long years since Dutch symphonic metal pionners Within Temptation last visit the west coast on a formal tour (three of their member were here in Los Angeles for a intimate acoustic at The Joint back in January as part of the promotional tour for Hydra, their new album). Last night’s show …

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Sep 19

Amaranthe – Massive Addictive (2014)

Amaranthe has grown up as a driven force in the metal scene with their particular sound that combines pop music, elements of Eurodance, and melodic metal. They had taken the world of metal by surprised during their last 4 years, their last album, The Nexus reached # 6 in the Swedish charts, # 4 in …

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Sep 18

Letting the Hammer Fall: A conversation with Oscar Dronjak of Hammerfall

After two years of rest and gathering of strength, the Templars of metal, Hammerfall had returned. This time they brought a new album with them. (r)EVOLUTION, which is the return to the basic sound of the band, that epic trademark sound that the band created with albums like Glory Of The Brave, Legacy Of Kings …

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Sep 16

The Kings of Errors Unveiled: A chat with Tom Englund & Jonas Ekdahl of Evergrey

Evergrey‘s new album, Hymns For The Broken is bound to be released on September 30th (US release) and so far it could be described, as one of the stronger releases the band had done in years. Glorious Collision, their previous album had some interesting moments, but it falls short to how amazing and deep Hymns …

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