After four years Ablaze my Sorrow from Sweden return with their fifth Album called “Among ashes and monoliths”. With this record they are also introducing their new singer, Jonas Udd, and he has a nice range in his aggressive repertoire. Listen to the song “Black water” and you know what I mean. The music in general sounds more vital than on any other Ablaze my Sorrow album.
Ablaze my Sorrow manage to combine the melancholy of Dark Tranquillity, the playfulness of “Clayman” and the aggression of At the Gates. All-in-all the record exudes the magic from the highlights of the Swedish Death Metal scene. “Black waters” is by far the greatest song on the record. While I am writing these few words, I hear it in a loop. It spreads a wonderful aggressive melancholy and I can´t wait to hear that wonderful Death Metal gem live.
Ablaze my Sorrow are underrated. If you are into classic Swedish Death Metal, Gothenburg style, this record should have its place in your collection, whether on your shelf or in your Bandcamp collection. (HaCeBo)