Sweden is one in every of Europe’s nice steel and punk powerhouses. Over time, this Scandinavian nation has thrown up a string of game-changing bands. Meshuggah, Bathory, At The Gates, Ghost… no matter they’re placing within the icy water up there, it is working.
And the Swedish underground scene is not any much less groundbreaking, as progressive deathcore heroes Humanity’s Final Breath can vouch. For the final decade, the Helsingborg four-piece have been on the vanguard of their dwelling nation’s excessive steel scene, delivering a body-blow of noise, angle and technical brutality showcased on 2019’s Abyssal album.
The band are nearly to drop the bludgeoning new standalone single Earthless (try the video beneath). We figured it was time to get these underground linchpins to huge up their dwelling nation’s scene and inform the world about 10 obscure Swedish bands each steel fan ought to hear.
Calle Thomer (guitar): “That is how I need technical demise steel to sound. It is heavy, evil, groovy and has none of that neoclassical wankery. Hearken to the primary riff in Breeding Exile and the riff at 2:16 in The Hypocrite, Timeless and you will see what I imply.”
Buster Odeholm (guitar): “Scary and nightmarish black steel/avant-garde/rock with members from Breach. Exceptionally inventive and unique.”
Filip Danielsson (vocals): “Quick, uncompromising black steel from Stockholm. With lyrics in Swedish, they convey a melancholic vacancy like no different.”
Buster: “Trendy black steel from throughout Sweden. Calle and I’ve taken a variety of inspiration from the music I Bulimia Nervosas Välde from Det Personliga Helvetets Spiral. Very distinctive and hard-hitting stuff.”
Calle: “Uncooked hardcore with depressive melodies. I extremely advocate testing The Occupants EP. The music Consolation has such an amazing ending half in it.”
Buster: “Depressive hardcore from Uppsala. Very unhappy/melancholic music sung in Swedish about real-life occasions.”
Calle: “1, 2, three GRIND!”
Buster: “It is a hardcore band I am writing music for and producing. Together with members and ex-members from No Omega, Fever333 and Grieved. You may hear lots about Thrown quickly.”
Filip: “This band from the backwoods of Sweden has created a novel sound by including new components to an in any other case very copied type. I’ve heard they’re nice reside as effectively however haven’t but been in a position to see them play.”
Buster: “I simply had so as to add Stoort Neer to the checklist though it is Calle’s solo venture. It is nonetheless underground and comparatively unknown. Progressive riffs with a really distinctive melodic twist. It has every part from technical demise steel to melodic, nearly poppy melodies.”