Zatyr. The best new band out of Sweden? Possibly. No, the Gothenburg-quartet aren’t a throwback to Nihilist (or Carnage). They aren’t trying to re-do Septic Broiler’s demo days. And they aren’t a Bathory (pre-Viking) clone. No, fellow fiends and maligned metalheads, Zatyr are visiting the super-early ’80s, when the spark of heavy metal was bright (and dangerous). When bands played their music, and didn’t rely on hamonizers or tone auto-corrects.
This is the real deal forged out of denim, leather, and polished chrome. I mean, if you don’t like Running Wild, Silver Mountain, Omen, or Death SS, then you’re probably going to stick your Tampa- or Stockholm- death metal nose up at the newly-born Swedes, but what if I “Sweden” the sonic deal by including In Solitude, RAM, or Portrait? Now, do I heave your attention? Hope so.
Zatyr gang up and shout out: “Legions! Make sure to buy our debut EP, fuck the world and support the fucking underground! One of the few things in this world that contains lasting value and is worth saving during this time of plague!”
By hook, crook, or international money order–or just stream it here for a good while–here’s Zatyr’s Ornament of Proposition, blasting from a mile-high stack of Marshall’s. Bang your fucking heads, people. It’s Monday but you can do better than that!