Today, Swedish death metal masters Demonical releases the new album "Chaos Manifesto" in Europe via Agonia Records. The North American release date will be April 27th. To celebrate, the band is streaming the entire new album in the player above.
Demonical arose from the ashes of formerly disbanded Centinex in 2006, and in comparison to its older sibling, executes death metal in a far more impetuous and melodic manner. "Chaos Manifesto" is a testament to that statement. After nearly five years since the release of the last full-length album "Darkness Unbound" (2013), the Swedes - now led by a new prominent death growler Alexander Högbom (October Tide, Centinex) - continues the traditional Demonical path with fierce HM-2 driven death metal of utter brutality, yet return in a partially new, yet fully fit five-piece line-up. From the violent album opener "A Void Most Obscure", via melodic mid-tempo anthems "Towards Greater Gods" and "Välkommen Undergång" (the band's first ever track in Swedish), all the way to the final song "Nightbringer," Demonical once again proves that it is a force to be reckoned with in the extreme metal scene.
The five-year gap between albums has not made the band become stale in ideas, either: "'Chaos Manifesto' features some new elements and streaks the band hasn’t explored before" - comments bassist, Martin Schulman. "We have tapped an award-winning Swedish producer and we are confident that the album - which summons bits and pieces from all our previous releases - will become an improved quality-related chapter for Demonical, and push our Swedish Death Metal Darkness to a new level." "Chaos Manifesto" was recorded in 2017 and was both mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Terra Tenebrosa, Cult of Luna, Katatonia). The album artwork was designed by Karmazid (Urfaust, Wolfbrigade, Blaze of Perdition). Pehr Skjoldhammer of Alfahanne guest appears on vocals.