Just one of those Death Metal albums where you don't really care if it is technically sophisticated or not, or really itnricate or not but just get lost in the crushing, grooving flow. Just one killer track after the other.
Also, Älvestam on vocals, which is always wonderful
Favorite track: Skapelsens Sorti.
As a HUUUGE fan of Christian Älvestam (Scar Symmetry, Solution .45, Torchbearer and so on...), i had to have this! Badass epic Deathmetal with theatrical influences, simply great! 5 out of 5!
Favorite track: Sot.
Sweden's very own Extreme Metal bad-boy and ex-Scar Symmetry throat-torturer Christian Älvestam returns once again to claim the throne of pure musical genius at best!
With a solid unit of stellar and renowned names in THE FEW AGAINST MANY, featuring Pär Johansson (Satariel), Patrik Gardberg (Torchbearer), Jani Stefanovic (Miseration, Solution .45, etc) and Anders Edlund (Incapacity, Angel Blake, etc), “Sot” is a debut album that no fan of precision-structured and immaculately arranged songs would want to miss; Prog / Tech-heads will rejoice by musicianship of such caliber. The catchiness factor here is simply unbelievable on this 8-song full-length release!
Participating in the lyrical writing process, enter heavyweights Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity and Jonas Renkse of Katatonia / Bloodbath; “Sot” is a documentation of how an album sung almost entirely in their own native language could fuse so much emotion and conviction.
One of the highlights on this spectacular debut features the God Of Death Metal illustrator Dan Seagrave, whose name needs no further introduction! Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tomas "Plec" Johansson at Panic-Room Studios (Sweden).
Best extreme metal album from the last three or four years. Period. It's unrelentingly intense while allowing room to breathe. Heavy as an anvil on your ballsack, but never sacrificing melody. This music goes somewhere - no static riffing. Buy it in a physical format. The artwork is truly beautiful. dharmalogos