The Swedish electro-goth sextet The Exploding Boy will be releasing the LP Alarms! on the 18th of May.
The Exploding Boy
When introduced in 2013 The Exploding Boy were a quartet, who still remain, with Richard on Bass and Mattias on bass adding to the lineup. Rather than adding volume or compression to the music over the years, time and tide have washed the output with more defined shadows and stretching architecture creating music of more gothic frame than previous tracks featured.
A couple of songs have been revealed from the album – the most recent being the third of the eleven The Day.
A live rendition of the song Blue Coupe has recently been made available and is a reminder as to why they are not strangers with the soft curling tones wrapping the audience in an all embracing sense of togetherness.
The Swedish metal outfit Nonexist releases the EP In Praise Of Death on the 29th of June.
Nonexist – Photo by Olle Rundgren
The first song to surface – A Meditation Upon Death – the second of the five tracks highlights the strong melodic structures of the songwriting along with the fractured nature of the individual compositions.
The six track album is of deeper growl than music of theirs previously featured with the crunchy blues chords combining with the off-set rhythm to deliver an approximately eighteen minutes of classic rock.
The third song, I’m Just A Man, is of lighter guitar leverage than much of the LP, though a representative introduction.
Society’s Plague create music which is more frequently associated with Scandinavia as the flowing melodies take on a folk-derived soundtrack that minds of sprites and nymphs and the ten track album extends an opportunity for the listener to allow their mind to imaginings of hidden forests, dark lakes and epic tales of fantastical travels.
The closing song on the roughly thirty six minutes LP is Rise Of The Eidolon.