Tag Archives: Sweden

Amplified: Faceshift teach us about “Dignity and Shame”

Posted by on January 8, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Most folks like their gloom and doom once winter hits, but I want catchy. Stockholm’s Faceshift delivered in spades on both their debut album, All Crumbles Down, and their first single “Dignity and Shame.” This is […]

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Dissident Aggression: Tribulation – The Children of the Night

Posted by on April 24, 2015

Death metal has remained an extremely interesting genre to monitor over the last decade or so.  It would appear to the casual fan that the genre has been divided into two very large camps, each nestled at the far end of the spectrum.  There are the polished, neatly wrapped bands who meld death metal with […]

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Listen to new albums from In Flames, The Haunted

Posted by on September 2, 2014

Over the next week or so, arguably two of Sweden’s biggest metal exports will be releasing albums. However, you don’t have to wait that long to hear either of them. In Flames’ Siren Charms and The Haunted’s Exit Wounds are both streaming on Soundcloud in advance of their releases. In Flames fans have gotten to hear a pair […]

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Dissident Aggression: Martyrdöd – Elddop

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Torment and despair come in so many forms it’s sickening.  The injustices wrought upon 99% of us are varied.  Most of us are so subtly affected it’s enough to become numb to the effects.  For others it’s a thousand pound anchor slowly sinking us in a sea of misery.  For some the bottom never comes, […]

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Dissident Aggression: Uncovering the Relics of Vanhelgd

Posted by on June 6, 2014

Long before the Swedish death metal scene was perpetually infused with the word “melodic” at every turn it was a scene that produced some of the most brutal and unrelenting death metal the world over.  At some point though the musical pendulum started swinging back in the opposite direction, as it tends to do more […]

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Dissident Aggression: Joining The Path of The Culted

Posted by on January 24, 2014

Relapse Records must be on a new mission for world dominance in 2014.  First came the blackened audio terrorism of Chicago’s Indian.  On the same day as that release the folks at Relapse also give us the monumental doom of multi-national act, Culted.  If they are looking for new levels of sonic depression they’ve discovered […]

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Dissident Aggression: Getting An Iron Tongue Lashing

Posted by on June 14, 2013

A couple weeks back we we waxed poetic in this column about how commercial rock stations have continuously dropped the ball over the last twenty or so years and ignored real, live rock n’ roll bands while peddling what essentially amounts to musical eunuchs.  Well, with their debut album, The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds […]

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Dissident Aggression: Warriors Of The North Return!

Posted by on June 7, 2013

The term ‘berserk’ comes from the Old Norse literature about groups of warriors who would go into battle in such a frenzied state as to wear nothing but animal skins and rise up in such a fury as to literally sometimes scare their opponents into submission.  These ‘berserkers’ were considered by some to be the […]

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Posted by on January 16, 2013

Welcome to Dissident Aggression, where we sow the future, reap the present and highlight the past to bring you the underground of The Underground… Oh, Swedish death metal.  You could literally write entire books on the subject.  You could devote thousands of words to tomes regaling the triumphs of Swedish death metal bands from the […]

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Weekend Update: Big 4 Hit Germany And Sweden

Posted by on July 5, 2011

While we were celebrating America’s birthday this past weekend, The Big 4 were kicking off their European tour. And fans both in Germany and Sweden were treated to the now traditional “Big 4 jam.” The tour kicked off in Gelsenkirchen, Germany this past Saturday (July 2). Just like during their Bulgaria and California shows, Metallica […]

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