F E A T U R E

Swedish Melodic Death by way of...Portugal?
2/18/2011 3:10:27 PM by Eric




That's right! The Ransack have just released their third studio album to date with Bloodlines courtesy of Raging Planet. The album is a stiff armed approach to aggressive twin guitar harmony and one can only think of great albums like The Jester Race (In Flames) and Terminal Spirit Disease (At The Gates) when hearing the band's newest endeavor. Maximum Metal's EC had an opportunity to talk with Shore, the lead guitarist and vocalist for The Ransack about the new record.

"Azrael and Vortex were our first and second albums. We were exploring a more conservative death metal sound as well as still learning how to mix our different influences and musical experiences. We feel that in 'Bloodline' we mastered that and brought to light a more modern and groovy melodic death without compromising the bands real essence" stated Shore.

Though the album has only been released in Portugal The Ransack have had really enthusiastic receptions. "The live shows have been amazinlgy successful and the new songs and the sales of the album have really been a nice surprise. We now have to wait for the disc to be released in the rest of Europe to have a better overview about it." says Shore.

When asked about the band's obvious influences from Sweden's melodic death metal scene he explains "Yeah!!! You got it right! We are huge fans of all the Swedish death metal "big bands". We had the honor of playing a mini tour with Dismember and that made us dig even more into the Swedish death school. From the Hypocrisy feeling, to the At The Gates groove, passing by In Flames, Soilwork and the other huge melodic bands...we have a special interest from this sound. There are also quite good bands emerging from the US and playing really fresh and cool music. I think Bloodline is an excellent cocktail with all these ingredients."

[Full Interview]



<< back >>






RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Scanner Sinner
Mondo Generator Impellitteri
December Twisted Tower Dire
Dirty Power Godsmack
Warhorse Mark Boals
Vaginal Carnage Mortician
Ravage Sickspeed
Masterplan Metallica
Powergod God Dethroned
Late Nite Romeo Dr. Butcher
October 31 Goat Horn
Exawatt Nicta
Inner Rage of Emotion Godiva
Thunderbolt Wycked Synn
Assrockers Axenstar
Savatage Halloween
Iron Savior Royal Anguish
Fear Factory Yngwie Malmsteen
Jag Panzer Bang The Union
downBleed Outworld
Wolf Amityville Whore
Donnerkopf Jorn
U.D.O. Judas Priest
Cyst Brutal Mastication
Joe Stump House of Lords
Destructor Devil In The Kitchen
Insomnium Skeletonwitch
Lilitu Killswitch Engage
Saxon Katagory V
Age Of Silence Six Feet Under
The Last Act The Lizards
Made of Iron Paradise Lost
Gods Of Fire The Apocalyptic Riders
Blood Red Throne Crionics
Impaled Korpiklaani
Astral Doors Shatterpoint
Hellfire Mechanical Poet
Desire Black Apocalyptica
Mystic Prophecy Diecast
Pure Inc Magica
Impiety Burden Of Grief
Pro-Pain Def Leppard
Blind Stare Rudra
Raging Speedhorn God Among Insects
Maximum Overdrive Communic
Slough Feg Secrets She Kept
Horna Killing Spree
Sheavy A Lower Deep
Painmuseum To The Bone
Black Majesty Before The Dawn
Overloaded Ignarus
The Absence Ghost Machinery
Balatonizer Virgin Steele
Decapitated From This Day
Enforsaken Sepultura
Southern Black Sand Cardinale
Poison Thyrane
Daylight Dies Tris Katone
Viron Warrant (Amer)
Candlemass Abysmal Dawn
Destruction Sahg
Warface Skyforger
Battle Bratt Amputated
Obtest Audrey Horne
Cheva Celtic Frost
Steve Cone Dream Theater
The Chronicles of Israfel Crescent Shield
Zyklon Grenouer
White Willow Passion
Pentacle Rob Zombie
Fight Temple Of Blood
Destynation Pathosray
Frosthardr Heresi
Alkemyst Shining Star
Father Befouled To-Mera
Armory Moonshine
The Lamp of Thoth Intolerant
Uriah Heep Alestorm
Cursed Sin
UFOmammut Ihsahn
Raven Suspyre
Dark Castle Earthen Grave