Unleashed, 2015
Music & Merch

Thursday Three: Latter-Day Unleashed Sure we love the classics, but what have you done for me lately?

Unleashed has had a remarkable career. Exploding out of the gates with “Where No Life Dwells” (1991) (reviewed here and recently reissued on vinyl (again)) and “Shadows in the Deep” (1992), the Swedish killers settled into more sustainable mid-tempo groove for “Across the Open Sea” (1993), “Victory” (1995) and “Warrior” (1997). They took a bit of a break after “Warrior”, but came back in 2002 with the half fun, half dreadful “Hell’s Unleashed” which kicked off a string of releases that got better as they went: “Sworn Allegiance” (2004), “Midvinterblot” (2006) and “Hammer Battalion” (2008).

The next album — “As Yggdrasil Trembles” (2010) — switched things up a bit, taking on a slightly black metal feel which carried through on their next two albums, which includes “Odalheim” (2012) and “Dawn of the Nine” (2015).

  

Anyone familiar with those three albums can attest to the fact that Unleashed are far from done yet. If you’re not familiar, here’s some proof:

  1. “Master of the Ancient Art” from “As Yggdrasil Trembles” (2010)
  2. “Fimbulwinter” from “Odalheim” (2012)
  3. “Welcome Son of Thor” from “Dawn of the Nine” (2015)

 

1 thought on “Thursday Three: Latter-Day Unleashed Sure we love the classics, but what have you done for me lately?

  1. I’ve been following their career, of course, and they never sink below “solid”. Dawn of the Nine had lots of great moments. Amon Amarth & Unleashed need to tour together.

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