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There have been three bands named Svartsyn. Prominently we find the Swedish black metal band here on Svartsyn (swedish word for pessimism), are a cult name in the underground of Black Metal. Hailing from Nynäshamn, Sweden, the band began in 1991 calling themselves Chalice, with Ornias on guitar and Tormentor handling drums and vocals. Tormentor left just before the band cut a split with Illska and changed their name to Svartsyn.

Joined by Surth in 1994, Svartsyn once… read more

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  • vinyl version of Nightmarish Sleep out now
  • don't quite dig the new blackish-death sound. especially because they already had near perfect production on some albums, e.g. destruction of man or kaos svarta mar / skinning the lambs split or ...his majesty, even.
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  • Bloodline is amazing
  • Nightmarish Sleep improves further upon the thick, oppressive death metalish sound Ornias went with on Black Testament, and I agree that the raw production actually gives it more character
  • that is the point of the production, to not be polished! I think it gives it great character, though one of the songs is borderline filler.
  • new EP is pretty good..the production could've been better though
  • Riff upon riff.
  • 4 new tracks, cd & digital only kind of like a mix of Wrath Upon The Earth and Black Testament

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