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There are 4 groups with the name Portrait, one Metal (from Gothenburg), one r’n’b (from Los Angeles USA), one screamo (from Atlanta USA), and one Progressive Rock/Metal (from Saarland, Germany).

1) Portrait is Heavy Metal band from Sweden (Gothenburg) in the vein of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate, with the same trademark vocals. They have released a demo tape (2006), a 2 7” singles (2007 & 2010) and 2 albums (2008 & 2011). Some of the members also plays in Helvetets Port and Devil Lee Rot.

2)Portrait existed in Atlanta, GA from 1996 until 2001. For many individuals portrait is one of the pioneers of the modern (circa 2002-2004) “screamo” sound. They released several albums: “all my chances” 7”, the s/t 10”, the debut 7”, the four song demo All of this and one extra song are on the Portrait “complete discography” cd from stickfigurerecords.
The band has a very energetic sound. Tough but not too tough. Emotional but not too emotional. Agressive but not too… Great combination of guitar work with viola. This band has it all. From sweet melodic parts too Rough hardcore driven tunes. Portrait’s influences were such bands as inkwell, frail and Indian summer.

3) Portrait were an r’n’b group from Los Angeles who released 2 albums (in 1992 & 1995).

4) Portrait is a Prog Rock/Metal Band with members from Saarland and France. They cross very symphonic, melodic parts with heavy guitarbreaks.


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  • malajen

    Let's help this artist page by tagging it HEAVY METAL.

    3 Feb 6:03pm Reply
  • MelancholyRage

    We weeeeeeere noooooot alooooooone!!!!!!

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • desmantelado

    we weeeeeeere noooooot alooooooone

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    great band, And great album!!!!!!!!!

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • CoryellsGhost

    vv Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae is a fantastic record

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • hairymetaldude

    Can anyone recommend me an album from these guys? Thanks in advance!

    5 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Lord_Graf

    Liking screamo music is like liking penis in the arse. Crossroads is an excellent album.

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • CoryellsGhost

    Crossroads disappointed me, seemed to be missing the energy of their earlier albums.

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    Yeah, it went completely under my radar until I happened to be on their Metal Archives page and found that they had something new

    23 May 2014 Reply
  • unholydeath

    Didn't even know that new album has been released! Extremely shitty promotion from Metal Blade. These days it's easier to be aware about "underground" releases and not about Metal Blade's new releases? Completely absurd...

    10 May 2014 Reply
  • nospr

    Yeah, they aren't really too original.

    8 May 2014 Reply
  • TrueMithrandir

    Mercyful Fate is one of my all time favorite bands, but the swedish portrait are hacks, I only acknowledge the screamo portrait as being real...

    6 May 2014 Reply
  • rui_santos

    Swedish Portrait.\\m/

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • blissofsolitude

    Swedish Portrait

    29 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Metalion_SOS

    Feels like I've been waiting for Crossroads forever...

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • malajen

    For in the kingdom of the damned the dead is king!

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • badbulon

    Only Heavy Metal «Portrait» exists. Another copies are just... Copies. [2]

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • NujillicA

    Only Heavy Metal «Portrait» exists. Another copies are just... Copies.

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ritualsodomizer

    Oh, great. The wimpy screamo faggots have taken over the band pictures again...

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Vic-Rattlehead-

    Swedish Portrait !

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
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