Swedish heavy metal

Master Massive - The Pendulum (Vicisolum Productions)

An ambitious concept album that nearly collapses under it's own weight...
Release Date: 
29 May 2015 (All day)

The Pendulum, described in a roundabout way by Sweden's Master Massive themselves as a ‘seventies rock concept album with eighties metal orchestration’ is something o

Unleashed - Dawn of the Nine (Nuclear Blast)

A timely reminder of how great old-school death metal can be...
Release Date: 
23 Apr 2015 - 11:30pm

Sweden’s Unleashed are, in my often not-so-humble opinion, one of death metal’s great treasures.

Enforcer - From Beyond (Nuclear Blast)

Harkening back to the glory daze, where it all began...
Release Date: 
6 Mar 2015 - 11:30pm

Our own Mickey Strong had a pop at Swedes Enforcer when reviewing their last album, the almost universally-acclaimed Death by Fire, claiming they were ‘mo

Veonity - Gladiator's Tale (Sliptrick Records)

Archetypal power metal.
Release Date: 
25 Jan 2015 (All day)

They are Swedish. They play power metal. 

Trial- Vessel (High Roller Records)

Hardly a trial to listen to.

There might just be something in the water in Sweden. How else can you explain the sheer number of quality metal acts emanating from the country?

Crazy Lixx - Crazy Lixx (Frontiers)

God-given rocken roll treatz... HELL YES!
Release Date: 
7 Nov 2014 (All day)

Swedish glamsters Crazy Lixx return with a fourth album that is – and this is hard to believe given the sublime quality of their recorded output thus far – without doubt their best

In Flames: To The Left, To The Right, But Always Forward

“Well I was hopping on crutches at the time...."

With a band whose ever intensifying reputation completely took them by surprise, it is no wonder the ever so humble yet unassailable In Flames still blush when hearing the words ‘p

Amaranthe - Massive Addictive (Spinefarm Records)

Why does everybody keep picking on Amaranthe?
Release Date: 
21 Oct 2014 (All day)

Is there a more divisive band in Euro metal at the moment? I think not, although to be honest with you I struggle to see what all the fuss is about.

Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken (AFM Records)

Classy, high grade metal from Tom Englund's band of misanthropes.
Release Date: 
26 Sep 2014 (All day)

Tom Englund and company are back, and guess what? They ain’t best pleased. Whaddya mean you isn’t surprised?

Bullet - Storm of Blades (Nuclear Blast)

Solid, dependable, and a whole lotta fun...
Release Date: 
4 Sep 2014 - 11:30pm

You can’t dislike Bullet.