Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Destiny - "Atomic Winter" [1988]

Artist: Destiny
Title: Atomic Winter
Genre: Heavy/Thrash Metal
Country: Sweden
Release date: 1988

Track List:
  1. Bermuda
  2. Who Am I
  3. Spellbreaker
  4. Beware
  5. Religion
  6. The Extreme Unction
  7. Dark Heroes
  8. Living Dead
  9. Atomic Winter
This one is significantly heavier than the rest of Swedish metal releases from the 80s I've posted here so far, even with hints of early doom metal (especially in the title track) - but overall, it's still heavy/power/thrash metal. However, this album is pretty different from most other classic metal albums of the 80s, as there weren't many bands mixing all thesse genres in this exact proportion. As you could expect from the band of that era, the main lyrical theme of this album is the fear of a nuclear war, but they also touch a lot of fantasy/occult/mystery topics, as well as religion (or lack thereof). The band still exists up to this day, and Steven Cannon of Vibrations of Doom has made an interview with their bassist not so long ago.

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