In comparison to many of the Swedish bands that have flooded our ears, The Crown are somewhat unique in their own way by not going with the trends and sticking to their formula of death infused thrash metal.
After an elongated hiatus and a lineup change with new frontman Jonas Stålhammar (God Macabre), they are back and sound as pissed off, angry and intense as they were in their prime.
Having to fill the shoes of the former vocalist Johan Lindstrand (now of One Man Army and the Undead Quartet) would have been no easy feat and would have been quite intimidating. New vocalist Stålhammar transcends all of that and delivers an excellent performance paying respect to Lindstrand’s style while putting his own mark on The Crown’s sound.
Despite its repetitive nature, Doomsday King is quite a solid release from The Crown and contains some of the best elements from their past mixed in with some new blood to show some of the young guns how it is done. If you were a fan, you will find something to enjoy within and if you are an interested listener, listen to Deathrace King or Crowned In Terror to introduce yourself before listening to Doomsday King.
1. Doomsday King
2. Angel of Death 1839
3. Age of Iron
4. The Tempter and the Bible Black
5. Soul Slasher
6. Blood OD
7. Through Eyes of Oblivion
8. Desolation Domain
9. From Ashes I Shall Return
10. He Who Rises in Might – From Darkness to Light