A band with an unconventional name and an odd style/persona to match,
Transport League has been forging their own path since 1994, when they
were formed by vocalist Tony Jelencovich, who at that time was in another
cult Swedish band, B-Thong.
They record a new album every few years, always with an odd title and
(until recently) with varying lineups surrounding Jelencovich.
Years ago these pages noted influences like a heavier
a bit of the non-psychedelic side of
Monster Magnet, and perhaps
some southern metal a la
Corrosion Of Conformity
when describing 1998's Superevil.
And while such influences may not apply to all their albums, a listen
to their recent Kaiserschnitt reveals that those influences still remain
in some respect -- an odd blend of grunge-ish, vaguely stoner-ish,
slightly left-field hardened
metal, with lyrics all over the map if the song titles are anything to
These guys seemed destined for mid-tier semi-cult status, and there's
nothing wrong with that.
Recent album: Kaiserschnitt,
released on August 27, 2021.