RELENTLESS - SWEDEN

Tempest Of Torment – 2005 – Arctic/Crash

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Members
S= MATTE ANDERSSON
G= Azure>>MATTE ANDERSSON>>Azure
B= Coldworker>>OSKAR PÅLSSON>>Coldworker, Volturyon, Axis Of Despair, Psykoma
D= Valkyrja >>PER SVENSSON>>Valkyrja



History
Relentless was active between 1997 and 2008. Robban Kanto of Centinex, etc. was the early bassist. Pestilence Of The Undead was a demo in 1999. Experiment in Excrement was the follow-up demo. The group and Bulgaria-based Enthrallment had a split through Extreme Sound Productions. Guitarist Fredrik joined briefly at this juncture to give the band two six stringers, but quickly left. Oskar came in on bass. Yet another demo was issued in 2005. Crash Music managed to sign the band and issue the debut record. The group had yet another record company when Relapse issued a split CD for Relentless and Ruin. Relentless’ tracks stemmed from 2005. Globalrock re-issued the sole record in 2021 and mistakenly claimed it was originally released in 2009.


Reviews

RELENTLESS - TEMPEST OF TORMENT - ARCTIC/CRASH
With T-shirts sporting logos from bands like Cannibal Corpse and lyrics like, "kicked in the groin, stabbed in the loin/malevolent savagery, licentious brutality" it is self-evident that Sweden's Relentless has no inclination to follow In Flames or The Haunted down the mainstream respectability route. The band's website might hint at grindcore, but the trio is full-on death metal in the vein of the aforementioned Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation and Monstrosity. There is nothing wrong with that and as long as real death metal is the objective Relentless will quench one's thirst. Check this out for a vocalist drunk on Cannibal Corpse, gory lyrics and a sharp guitar sound. - Ali "The Metallian"


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