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Friday, July 1, 2011

Impressed with Portrait (SWE)

I happened to stumble upon band called Portrait from Sweden in Youtube, after recommendation by a friend. I was quite impressed with their speedy traditional heavy metal approach flavoured with Mercyful Fate influences obviously. Singers quite high pitched King Diamond'ish wailing combined with rough mid-range screams sound quite non-standard and cool. Riffs scream for 80s heavy/speedmetal.

Sweden seems to be a mecca of new and old but active 80s sounding traditional heavy metal bands these days. Theres just plenty: Torch, RAM, Helvetets Port, Steelwing, Enforcer, Overdrive, Ghost, In Solitude and now also Portrait.

What do you think?

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