The stuff until and including Warrior is surprisingly enjoyable on average. They lost their touch after that one, unfortunately. The riffs are there but the songwriting isn't. Hammer Battalion was solid, tho.
I think the new album is another very solid effort by them. It's not as good as Odalheim was, but that was kind of expected. Odalheim is the best thing they ever did. I was surprised that they managed to make Odalheim this far into their career, but I would be even more surprised if they manage to top it in the future. In my opinion, I would say that Unleashed have perhaps released their best albums in their later years. Everything since Midvinterblot has been very good!
I also think they have always been the least interesting/talented of the 'big 4' of Swedish Death Metal (Entombed, Dismember, Grave & Unleashed). They are always portrayed (also by themselves) as purveyors of pure, uncompromising Death Metal, but fact is, their music is quite far from 'pure' death metal and Johnny's vocals, they're far from 'pure death metal vocals', they're hardly proper Death growls. They have some cool songs, but also many many failures. I tried the new album, but stopped listening after 4 songs, more of the same is the name of the game again..
Wacke666 and others... since I am a decade older than you and others, I can clearly remember an interview in old Metal Hammer magazine (I cannot say the year, however, probably 1995), where the frontman praised Hitler and life in Germany during Nazi times... Nobody can deny that interview...
Well..georgieMT82....these guys are definitely no nazi's. I saw them once and they talked on stage about defeating enemies like the nazi-scum in WW II...you probably don't even know this band...this is good solid Swedish Death Metal !!
Fireborn the Swedish death metal band with members from Entombed, Necrophobic and Unleashed https://www.facebook.com/firebornofficial http://www.last.fm/music/Fireborn check it out now ! and dont forget to vote up the band photo for the Swedish death metal band 'Fireborn' on the last.fm page !