Origin: Uppsala, Sweden
Genres: Black Metal
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Watain  


As anyone who follows the scene knows, there is no shortage of quality black metal bands from Scandinavia. Watain do little to expand the boundaries of modern Swedish black metal, but on Sworn To The Dark they execute well, with an above-average production (particular for black metal) to boot. Several make the comparison to Dissection, and it's a valid comparison (vocalist Erik Danielsson apparently played live with them for a time), though this is more black metal than the early melodic death that Dissection helped pioneer back in the day. True, Watain aren't changing the face of black metal here, but they are a worthy band for black metallists to check out.

Current Members

Erik Danielsson

vocals/bass

Pelle Forsberg

guitars

Tore Stjerna

bass

Håkan Jonsson

drums


Discography



(EP) The Essence Of Black Purity 
1999
  • Erik Danielsson
  • Pelle Forsberg
  • Håkan Jonsson




Rabid Death's Curse 
2000 Dragonheart
  • Erik Danielsson
  • Pelle Forsberg
  • Håkan Jonsson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



The Ritual Macabre  LIVE
2001
  • Erik Danielsson
  • Pelle Forsberg
  • Tore Stjerna
  • Håkan Jonsson




Casus Luciferi 
2003 Dragonheart
  1. Devil's Blood
  2. Black Salvation
  3. Opus Dei (The Morbid Angel)
  4. Puzzles ov Flesh
  5. I Am the Earth
  6. The Golden Horns of Darash
  7. From the Pulpits of Abomination
  8. Casus Luciferi
  • Erik Danielsson
  • Pelle Forsberg
  • Håkan Jonsson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Sworn To The Dark 
2007 Season Of Mist
  1. Legions of the Black Light
  2. Satan's Hunger
  3. Withershins
  4. Storm of the Antichrist
  5. The Light that Burns the Sun
  6. Sworn to the Dark
  7. Underneath the Cenotaph
  8. The Serpent's Chalice
  9. Darkness and Death
  10. Dead but Dreaming
  11. Stellarvore
  • Erik Danielsson
  • Pelle Forsberg
  • Håkan Jonsson

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Lawless Darkness 
2010 Season Of Mist
  1. Death's Cold Dark
  2. Malfeitor
  3. Reaping Death
  4. Four Thrones
  5. Wolves Curse
  6. Lawless Darkness
  7. Total Funeral
  8. Hymn to Qayin
  9. Kiss of Death
  10. Waters of Ain

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 



Opus Diaboli 
2012




The Wild Hunt 
2013 Century Media
  1. Night Vision
  2. De Profundis
  3. Black Flames March
  4. All that May Bleed
  5. The Child Must Die
  6. They Rode On
  7. Sleepless Evil
  8. Wild Hunt
  9. Outlaw
  10. Ignem Veni Mittere
  11. Holocaust Dawn
  • Erik Danielsson
  • Pelle Forsberg
  • Håkan Jonsson


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