Tormention: Soldier of the dead
16/05/11 || sly
Well, there is not an abundance of information to be had about these guys. They are from Kalmar, Sweden. They formed in 2008 after meeting at Wacken Open Air Festival. They have a demo.
They seem to be heavily influenced by Entombed, At The Gates, early Grave, Seance, and Kaamos.
Tormention is not exactly breaking new ground here, but since death metal isn’t really about originality we can be pretty satisfied with the level of proficiency with which it is executed. It’s nice to actually hear a demo which is reminiscent of a time that wasn’t all about blasting pig squeals or crappy Gothenburg-style melodic death metal.
“Soldier of the Dead” presents us with a nostalgic atmosphere and non-cheesy melodies that recall the days of the old school.
With any luck, these guys will be signed and sent forth to sail the revitalized wave of traditional Swedish death metal.
This is the type of thing I wish I had on cassette.
- Released: 2011
- Website: Tormention MySpace
- Joakim Mikiver: vocals
- Daniel Gustavsson: guitar
- Adam Andersson: bass
- Ämir Batar: drums
- 01. Hatred
- 02. Crawling Through Bodies
- 03. Soldier of the Dead