NIGHT

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews - ALAS­TAIR RID­DELL

DEMON HEAD

THE BLACK HEART, LON­DON

Dan­ish rock­ers DEMON HEAD [8] are yet to make a huge im­pact in the some­what over-sat­u­rated world of retro rock. That may soon change. New ma­te­rial such as eP

The Re­sis­tance brings in some 80s death rock touches and a sense of dra­matic ten­sion that sees them mix­ing a touch of In Soli­tude with early Witch­craft, yet sound­ing very much like them­selves. We ex­pect great things of al­bum num­ber four, due out this year.

NIGHT [8] evolved from mid-80s metal to last year’s well-re­ceived

Raft Of The World, which draws heav­ily on early Priest and ac­cept as well as late-70s heavy rock­ers like Triumph and – as ev­i­denced by vo­cal­ist/gui­tarist Oskar an­der­s­son’s fine mous­tache –

Ted Nu­gent. Treat­ing The Black Hearts’s modest stage like it’s Texxas Jam ’78, the Swedes aren’t back­wards in com­ing for­wards. They throw big shapes to go with their big riffs and have both the songs and con­fi­dence to pull it off. Yet more proof of Swe­den’s metal­lic pre-em­i­nence.

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