Few protest songs have made such an impact on me when it comes to protest songs that doesn’t deal with racism such as Bob Dylans “Masters of War” from 1963. He takes a real stab at the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned about in his famous speech in 1961. He doesn’t hold any punches, and I love his harsh tone, especially in the last verse:
“Land of Darkness” is the second single out and is a showcase for vocalist Urskogr’s rasped and guttural delivery, filthier than ever but tempered by clean passages, adding elements of both strength and vulnerability which only deepen the overall sense of a looming end. Urskogr from the band explain ….
9/10 … The first wave of “Swedish Death Metal” came from Stockholm (again, not to be confused with the Gothenburg sound from Swedens other coast), and consisted of the bands Carnage, Morbid and Nihilist, who fragmented later into Entombed, Dismember and Unleashed. Many of these bands used the trademark Tomas Skogsberg/Sunlight Studios “buzzsaw” guitar tone. It was created by using heavily detuned electric guitars (usually C# standard or lower), a maxed out Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal pedal (see YouTube video at the bottom of this page), sometimes in combination with a single guitar through a Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal. The originator of this guitar sound was Nihilist guitarist Leffe Cuzner, though it was evolved and altered over the years.
Vader, a Death Metal band from Poland that was formed back in 1986. On this one, “Impressions In Blood” the bands seventh studio album, not counting the cover album “Future of the Past” from 1996 we find the track “Helleluyah (God Is Dead)”.
A music video was shot and it was directed by Andrzej Wyrozębski. Janusz Król was responsible for special effects and the set design for the video, while Sławomir Panasewicz was the cameraman. In Poland, the album “Impressions in Blood” landed at position No. 8. The album also charted in Japan.