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Melodic Black/Death Metal
When it comes to melodic death and black metal, Sweden is a country where it is written into their DNA. They have the gold medal; they are the OGs, and they know how to do so well it makes other countries weep. One band who have been delivering solid melodic death/black metal since 2016 are Night Crowned and on the back of their superb ‘Hädanfärd’ album last year, the Gothenburg band are back with their latest EP ‘Rebirth of the Old’.
Clocking in at just over 20 minutes, ‘Rebirth of the Old’ is a beast of an EP. There is only one new song here; a cover of an Old Man’s Child’s ‘Born of the Flickering’ and this is delivered with absolute killer energy and an absolute phenomenal thunderous melodic death/black metal. However, where this album excels are the English versions of the three tracks which were released on ‘Rebirth of the Old’. The Swedish versions of these tracks were already top quality; but these English versions give the tracks a different dynamic which turns these tracks into a new assault, whether sung in Swedish or English, these tracks are now a pincer attack of melodic death/black metal.
‘Rebirth of the Old’ is simply a stopgap between albums. It is literally something to keep fans of Night Crown ticking over until the band release their next album. But judging on this, that next release is going to be something to look forward to.
"Night Crowned's creative patch continues"
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