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Unleashed - Sworn Allegiance (8/10) - Sweden - 2004

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Century Media
Playing time: 44:42
Band homepage: Unleashed


  1. Winterland >mp3
  2. Destruction
  3. Only The Dead
  4. The Longships Are Coming
  5. Helljoy
  6. Insane For Blood
  7. I Bring You Death
  8. Attack!
  9. CEO
  10. One Night In Nazareth
  11. Praised Be The Lord
  12. Metalheads
  13. To Miklagård
  14. Long Live The Beast
Unleashed - Sworn Allegiance

In the fifteen years of existence, I have never once listened to a single song in their career. Well, did I ever miss out. I was expecting nothing but sheer pummelling and annoying growls, but I was treated to something more. This is Death Metal with a rhythm and a groove, but it still has the capability to crush and destroy without ever having the chance of going commercial. These Swedes waste no time in kicking your ass. “Winterland” provides plenty of infectious, yet dangerous riffs alongside with drumming that will peel the paint off the walls.


The vocals are very old school. They are raw and deadly. There is plenty of rhythm and melody to go along with this mayhem. What a way to kick off your new CD. Those early 90's NWoSDM reign supreme with the appropriately titled “Destruction...” If you like your music sweet to the point that your teeth ache, then you can piss off. Go and listen to a COB record or something. Brute force is what UNLEASHED is all about. The thick and heavy double bass drumming of “Only The Dead” will have your stomach rumbling. Make sure that you don't have diarrhoea or else you will have a problem.


How can you not talk about your Viking heritage when you are from Scandinavia, right? “The Longships Are Coming” delivers the goods the only way that the band knows how. Just like a man in the jungle who slashes through tall blades of grass and weeds with a giant and sharp machete, UNLEASHED does the same thing with the competition and tracks. Each track is more intense than the next and more vicious. The band is on top of their game once again and it's going to be hard to dethrone them. Just like ENTOMBED, they are the originators of Swedish DM. The band has never claimed to invent or reinvent the wheel. They just do what ever the fuck they want! (Online March 10, 2005)

Joe Florez

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