Swedish death metal vets The Crown return after a 5 year hiatus with "Death Is Not Dead", an album that also commemorates the band's 25th year. Back is original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, whose vocals are just as vicious as they were on 1999's "Hell is Here". Tracks like 'Headhunter', 'Iblis Bane' and 'Godeater' show he still has the growl to send goose pimples up your spine. Musically the band still follows the formula of melodic death melded together with a dash of thrash. The band rips and tears through 10 songs and throw in an instrumental just to throw you off. Death metal fans will enjoy battering their skull. A triumphant return!