Martyrdod are a band from Sweden which has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of crust and grind with some black metal influences and this is a review of their 2014 album "Elddop" which will be released by Southern Lord Records.
A slow, dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some melody and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful which leads up to some black metal style screaming and after awhile solos and leads are added into the music and the following tracks see the band adding in more crust punk elements.
You can hear a great amount of d beat throughout all of the songs on the album and they also bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and this album concentrates more of melody than the previous recordings and they also use more epic style riffing this time around while crust is still a huge part of their musical style and on the last track a small amount of clean singing is added into the music.
Martyrdod re-invent themselves with this album while it is still heavily rooted in the crust direction there are more black metal influences and melody being added into the music this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover political themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Martyrdod and if you are a fan of this band or black metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nidkanal" "Victoria" "Steg" and "Under Skinnet". 8 out of 10.