Swedish? Check. 90′s? Check. Only released one album? Check. Miscreant contain all the ingredients of my obsessive compulsive Swedish metal addiction. A “melodic” label also helps as well but isn’t necessary. Like this band. They are labeled melodic death metal but I find their take on the classic Swedish style varies a bit from the more established sound. To my ears they fall more into traditional death metal with one foot in black metal. The additional keyboards in parts, slower, grinding parts make me feel that way. There are some moments of great melody. The guitar solos in particular are rather intricate and melodic. If there’s a dirty, grimier version of melodic death metal, I would say Miscreant is that band. Still fucking killer.

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