Swedish rock and metal always has a special appeal for me, so I was thrilled to discover exciting new Gothenburg band Orochen. The band have honed a dark, atmospheric sound that has a real 2000s post-rock feel alongside folky elements with a post-metal and sludgy edge. Or, as they put it, “apocalyptic post-industrial neofolk.”
Exciting Swedish melodic death metal duo Hour of Anguish have an intense sound that they descibe as “channelling the godfathers of the Gothenburg scene.”
Fusing the energy and power of punk and thrash is always to be a winning combination, and the intense sound of Swedish rockers Germ Bomb proves that sweeping statement.