VINTERLAND - WINGS OF SORROW - NO FASHION
A new band out of Sweden which I like is Vinterland. Adorned in black imagery and furnished with a personal album design reeking of melancholy, the trio unleashes a powerful aural attack alternating between fast and very fast where metallic melody intertwines with break-neck mayhem all without losing coherence. There are a couple of synthesizer and acoustic interludes (assisted by producer Dan Swano) but this is no typical fare. It's well-produced at Unisound, is fifty minutes long and has two 666's in its bar code to boot. One is not being given much room to complain here. - Ali "The Metallian"