Tag: sweden

28 December 2023 / Metal

Swedish symphonic metal legends, Therion, need no introduction as the band that invented the genre. But their recent legacy is that of a group incapable of writing an enthralling album…

22 December 2023 / Metal
6 December 2023 / Experimental

Helga Gabriel’s love of rural Sweden is as natural as her appreciation for clean air. She grew up as a wanderer of the Nordic forests, as a dweller of woodlands,…

31 October 2023 / Reviews

Swedish melancholic synth quintet, The Mobile Homes, formed back in 1984 as admirers of Depeche Mode but only released their debut album in 1990. Most people in Sweden know them…

22 October 2023 / Metal

Caregah garnered attention outside of Sweden with their fourth video-single, ‘Tomahawk’, in 2022. As a vibrant mix of sludge and stoner metal, it appeared on their debut Forsaken EP, released…

12 October 2023 / Dark

‘Blodet are masters of unease and foreboding and show that the minimalist approach is often the most powerful,’ remarked Scream Blast Repeat when reviewing 2021’s excellent Vision EP. Since then,…

30 September 2023 / Metal

Is Niklas Kvarforth a black metal iconoclast, an obnoxious prick, or an agent provocateur? There’s no denying that the fourteen-year-old boy who composed Shining’s 1998 EP is a talented musician.…

15 September 2023 / Metal

“Washing machine metal” is a term invented for Marduk’s brand of black metal. Those of us who bought 1999’s Panzer Division Marduk in the days when a malevolent front cover…

28 August 2023 / Album of the Week
23 July 2023 / Metal