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Members

S= ANDREAS MELBERG
G= PER BERGQUIST - JONAS SKOOG
B= BJÖRN AHLQVIST
D= TOBIAS PERSSON



History

When Swedish death metal band Withered decided to fold after losing its deal with Karmageddon Media the members regrouped as Closer. The band had an album recorded and delivered to the Dutch label that went unreleased. The year was 2005. The band recorded a demo called Nothing Is Everything and obtained a deal with Pulverised Records. A three-song CD of the band’s demo called Darkness in Me was issued in late 2006.

Reviews

CLOSER - DARKNESS IN ME - PULVERISER  
Closer is a young band, but judging by the three songs (essentially the band’s demo re-released by Pulveriser Records) is already poised to match the big boys of Swedish death and thrash metal. There is a touch of hardcore in the band’s vocals which indicate a certain liking for The Haunted. Melberg’s voice is occasionally similar to Molberg (Klas) of Stockholm’s defunct Desultory. The music is a mix of At The Gates, older In Flames and Solar Dawn. It is both fast and aggressive, although Darkness In Me has quite a bit of melodic riffing. This song has the album’s best solo as well. Three songs are not enough to accurately judge a band by, but if the band’s material is as good as this Closer (a sales call?) is worth following. As for the band’s gigolo image... - Anna Tergel




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