Tag: Rogga Johansson

Jan 30

Johansson & Speckmann – Mask of the Treacherous

What happens when two death metal titans collide? Johansson & Speckmann, it seems. The duo returns early in the year with their sophomore full length album, Mask of the Treacherous, following up with the catchy, addictive death/thrash assault that they introduced with their 2013 debut, Sulphur Skies.

Sep 27

Album Review: Those Who Bring the Torture – Piling Up

Those Who Bring the Torture [Sweden] Piling Up 2014 Full Length Selfmadegod Records Death Metal/Grindcore Those Who Bring the Torture is yet another one of many projects of Swedish death metal stalwart Rogga Johansson, and boasts among its ranks fellow Paganizer band mate Dennis Blomberg. Piling Up being my first encounter with the band, I already half-expected this …

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Jan 19

Album Review: Ribspreader – Meathymns

Ribspreader [Sweden] Meathymns 2014 Full Length Vic Records Death Metal It’s been less than a year since I was first introduced to Rogga Johansson and his constantly flowing creative juices, with the past year alone already having me hear at least 5 of his releases, from Paganizer to Megascavenger to his Johansson & Speckmann project. In the past …

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Jan 16

Album Review: Megascavenger – At the Plateaus of Leng

Megascavenger [Sweden] At the Plateaus of Leng 2014 Full Length Chaos Records Death Metal Rogga Johansson’s Megascavenger was a rather impressionable project when he released its first full length album, Descent of Yuggoth back in 2012, with the whole range of guest musicians that were on the record. This year Rogga returns with the sophomore release of Megascavenger, …

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May 17

Album Review: Johansson & Speckmann – Sulphur Skies

Johansson & Speckmann [Sweden/USA] Sulphur Skies 2013 Full Length Vic Records Death Metal Rogga Johansson and Paul Speckmann are both masters (pun unintended) in their own sub-fields within the death metal genre, with Rogga being quite a figurehead in Swedish death metal and Paul being the mastermind behind the excellent, long-running death metal band Master. So …

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