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Review: Paganizer - Land of Weeping Souls
Land of Weeping Souls

Label: Transcending Obscurity Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 35:17
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: June 29, 2017
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 1.5/5 (30%) (6 Votes)

Paganizer is, as always, really just Rogga Johansson and whoever else he rounded up this time. By far the most prolific man in Death Metal, the man is in no less than 16 active Death Metal bands, recording something like 50 full-length albums in the past 15 years. Paganizer alone has released 10 of those albums, though it has been an uncharacteristic four years since the last Paganizer album, World Lobotomy, there have been no fewer than 8 splits and EPs in that time to keep things warm.

There are no surprises here at all. Paganizer play intense, heavy Swedish Death Metal with just a few frills. This is more melodic than last time, with some nice harmonized leads and more catchy riffs, but it's still brutal, still heavy, and still pretty much Dismember if Dismember were still good. Rogga got his guitar tone and riff style down years ago, and he doesn't ever really vary it much. If you want old-style Swedish Death as good as it gets done anymore, then I would really recommend Rogga's other band The Grotesquery, but Paganizer are good too.

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