has been around since 2010, but it was not until
a year ago that the ÷rebro-based band settled
with its current line-up.
- "When a few of the original members left
we decided to switch the sound into something
that were closer to what we listen to and like
to play", says Marcus Strindlund, bass
- "As individuals our influences come from
quite different sources. I am personally more
into progressive music, while the others are
more into black metal or deathcore. We try to
nourish our different needs as much as we can. A
typical compromise could be when the others
mangle away with death-riffs, while I play a
more progressive bassline instead of just
following said riff. Job For A Cowboy and
Sylosis are two important influences. Those are
band that we all can stand behind, which you can
tell by our sound".
The first EP consist of four furious songs where
progressive death metal-riffs are blended with
American style thrash-mayhem. In the opening
track "Mortem Iudex", the drummer
Jacob Hedner becomes the navigator of the
apocalypse when his kick-drum drives the
riff-storm. In "Shores of Oblivion"
Jonatan Karasiak's vocals switch and black
metal-shrieks gets blended with death-growls.
- "Jonatan got to decide for himself how he
wanted to the the vocals and he chose a few
different approaches which resulted in good
variation. Jonatan was the last person to join
the band and when he did, no one really knew
him. Therefore it was nice, for us as a band,
that we got to spend much time together while
recording the EP and living in the woods with
Tomas Skogsberg. We got to know each other a bit
better both on personal and musical level".
What makes the music so good is tha fact that
the members are not afraid to let their personal
influences be heard, which results in
un-predictable and innovative song-structures.
It's pompously structured but at the same time
there's thash-mayhem and mosh-material.
- "Now that we've released the EP, we
concentrate on getting gigs. This is something
we need to do since we've only done a few
live-shows with this line-up. It's a bit tricky
because the gigs that are booked now are mainly
festival-gigs, which can be hard to get as an
underground band. We have snatched one
festival-gig though, at "Jšrnsvenskan"
and we really look forward to it".
Yes, there's probably good reason to get out and
play because it's not hard to imagine a chaotic
mosh-pit to the mighty tunes of Mistress of the
Jonatan Karasiak - Vocals, Felix Ringmyr -
Guitar, Rickard Persson - Guitar, Marcus
Strindlund - Bass, Jacob Hedner - Drums