Origin: Sweden  
Last update/review: March 11, 2005


Karaboudjan was one of the many projects cooked up by Dan Swanö, who is most well-known for fronting Edge Of Sanity back in the day but who also has been a noted producer as well as recording with several other bands/projects, most recently Bloodbath. Swanö's project are always interesting and often a bit eccentric, but Sbrodj is wacky even by those standards. Of all the bands he has worked with before, Pan-Thy-Monium might be the closest comparison here, with a rather unstructured writing style featuring twisted riffs that are alternately led by a very fuzzy guitar and proggy keyboards, along with the occasional squealing sax (heightening the comparison to PTM) and assorted other sounds (kettle drums even!). There are no vocals here (apart from a few scattered samples), the three songs sounding more like ideas that needed to be exorcized rather than proper compositions. It's all over in 20 minutes, leaving the listener rather confused, but it's actually a pretty cool listen. Swanö, of course, always keeps himself busy with various projects, but this one appears to be a one-off.

Last Lineup

Dan Swanö

all instruments (ex-Bloodbath, ex-Edge Of Sanity, ex-Godgory, ex-Godsend, Nightingale, ex-Pan-Thy-Monium, Dan Swanö, Witherscape)


Sbrodj  EP
2001 Relapse
  1. Plan 714 Till Sydney
  2. Daen Svarta Ön
  3. Den Mystiska Stjärnan

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