Paganizer are one of the finest exponents of Swe-death and are set to return with a four track blast of nastiness, entitled “On The Outskirts of Hades” on August 1st 2016. Opener “Angry All The Time” doesn't tear out of the gate, but rest assured that after the doomy intro the band pick up the pace and rip things up.
Although Dismember are gone, it is immensely gratifying to hear bands like Paganizer and Entrails carrying the torch. Certainly, this four track EP is an excellent taster for what the band is all about and is certainly for fans of the REAL Swedish death metal sound. It is doomy and feral with the right amount of grit in the sound to make the fast and slow sections work effectively.
Track such as “The Netherworld Carnivale” is not a million miles away from Asphyx and is a great example of what Paganizer can do. The title track of the EP closes things in some style- a malevolent riff kicking things off and then the verses locking in effectively.
For anyone wanting some Swedish death metal in the traditional style, Paganizer is a band to check out. Their name may not have the gravitas of Entombed or Dismember, but they are operating in the same theatre- and doing so viciously.
Today at The Sludgelord, it gives us great pleasure to share a brand new track. “Adjacent to Purgatory”, which brings an intensity that has not been matched by some of the bigger names in the genre, check it out and beware it might just tear your soul apart.
“On The Outskirts of Hades” is available here and here (digital). It be officially released August 1st via Transcending Obscurity Records
“On The Outskirts of Hades” CD//DD track list:
1. Angry all the Time
2. Adjacent to Purgatory
3. The Netherworld Carnivale
4. On the Outskirts of Hades
Band info: Facebook