|Review: Paganizer - The Tower of the Morbid|
|The Tower of the Morbid|
Label: Transcending Obscurity
Year released: 2019
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: October 4, 2019
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:The Tower of the Morbid
Paganizer are, on the one hand, a completely reliable band in that they always crank out a fistful of angry, heavy, Swedish Death Metal. On the other hand, the quality of those albums is not always on point, as mainman Rogga Johansson tends to spread himself a bit thin, what with him having at least 23 active bands and I am not exaggerating. Paganizer's last disc, 2017's Land of Weeping Souls, was one I found kind of lackluster, and it never really worked for me. This time out, the band sounds much better.
There's no change in style here, as Paganizer always unabashedly recreate the classic Swedish Death sound with considerable gusto. That said, this is one of the times they just sound better, with sharper riffing, heavier production, and no really silly song titles this time out. Songs like "Cannibal Remains", and the blistering title cut really lay down a crushing Death Metal stomp that will get your head banging. Worthy.
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