'Domedager' is already the third album by this Swedish quintet who have been arond since 2006. Since then they have been creating havoc everywhere they go. This album contains all the right ingredients to make them a big name in the genre, perfectly fitting in with bands like Disfear, Skitsystem or Wolfbrigade. Yet, I do feel that there's a bit more musical ingenuity in some of the songs. Guitar solos and often quite groovy riffs indicate that at least some of the members are metalheads who are into bands like Motorhead and Poison Idea.
Some more metal influences are shown in the twin-guitar solos of songs like the punishing 'A Mera Gift'. 'Gubbvrak' could actually have been written by Lemmy and company. However, for the main part this is simply intense and brutal d-beat, crust or hardcore punk, perfectly illustrated in songs like 'Själviskt Helvete' or 'Paria'. These songs grab you by the troath and beat you severely with their massively wroth sound.
After a short intro which already shows that these guys don't only listen to crust-punk, we're immediately treated to hyperspeed crust punk and from there on it never ends. '13 Procent' brings a bit of punk rock melody to the whole, another element that's often repeated. This gives the music some very welcome variation and makes this one of my favorite tracks. 'Trygghetens Pris' even seems to borrow some riffs from groove death metal like Entombed, which is obviously awesome.
Since my Swedish is about as good as your Swahili, I have no idea what this band is so angry about but I can image it has something to do with the current state of our society and about consumerism. To check on that, I've tried to translate some of the titles. 'Du Ska Lida' means 'You'll suffer'. 'Trygghetens Pris' means 'The Price Of Safety'. 'Varje Dag Är En Domedag' translates as 'Every Day Is Judgement Day'. So yes, you can say there's a bit of social criticism in here.
So yes, the tempo is intensely high and so is the level of aggression. Most of the songs drive on these amain guitar riffs and hardcore punk drums. Add some of the most ill-conditioned vocals ever to the whole and you're in for a wicked performance where crowdsurfers and stage-divers have to be constantly on the look-out for the position of the moshpit and the wall-of-death. This is music that leaves no survivors, no prisoners and definitely knows no mercy.