Monday, November 24, 2014

the death metal of Rogga Johansson

Those Who Bring the Torture (Sweden): Piling Up (Selfmagegod Records)
Rogga Johansson is known for being a relentless factory of classic-style death metal riffs, and Rogga writes music for some 87,000 bands and projects that include half the population of Sweden. Rogga is without a doubt one of the biggest obsessors with golden-age-style death metal, and it shows. This album is simplicity personified, it sounds like one guitar spewing forth classic-inspired riff after riff, and the drumming sounds programmed, but through it all, it is heavy and memorable at the same time. Fun, fun album for those into old-style, DIY death.
Ribspreader (Sweden): Meathymns (Vic Records)
Another Rogga Johansson baby is Ribspreader, which is all about niche marketing, finding your audience. I think I own only about 2700 recordings with Rogga, so I have some catching up to do, but hey, now I have 2701. Rogga gives you more of the same old death that he’s always done. I don’t know how he does it.
Ribspreader - Orchestrating the cacaphony

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