This spring swedish crossover thrashers Germ Bomb releases their 3rd full length ‘Under a Fading Sun’. My first encounter with them was with their debut album back in 2010, when they made me sing ‘Infected! Infected!’ all summer.
Allthough I know the band is not found of being categorized, they still play powerful crossover thrash with hints of both heavy metal, black’n’roll and doom. To me, ‘Under a Fading Sun’ feels alot darker and dirtier than their previous material. In ‘Funeral Blues’ for instance, the riffs are slower and doomier, matching it’s title perfectly. ‘Endless Thirst’ has more melodic vocals, sending me to heavy metal land. Last track on the album, called ‘Religious Vomit’ has a perfect groovy black’n’roll riff in the middle, making my nose wrinkle (in that good metal way).
So, to sum it up, I think ‘Under a Fading Sun’ is both darker and more diverse than Germ Bombs previous releases. It’s reflected on the album cover which is inspired by polish surrealist Zdzisław Beksiński (who by the way is one of my favourite artists – you should google him!).
The album was recorded in Welfare Sounds Studio in Gothenburg (Bombus, Bombs of Hades) in october 2014 with Per Stålberg and Olle Björk behind the knobs and as producers, mastered by Daniel Johansson and artwork created by Lenore Ani.
7. 1000 Suns