Review by Adam on March 23, 2001.
The Crown has always been one of Sweden's most proudest exports and with this release they have placed themselves on a high pedistal in Sweden's overcrowded metal market. Lets begin with the production of the album...Fredrick Nordstrom...okay I am finished. Is there really anything else to say? Every instrument comes out crystal clear and the band, as a whole, is tighter than ever. Drummer Janne completely destroys his set and Marko and Magnus show their true guitar brilliance. Songs like Executioner and Devil Gate Ride will brutalize you and leave you in utter awe.
Many of the songs are quite catchy as well if you ask me. Tunes like Rebel Angel are metal anthems and even get you to start singing along with the words with your devil horns in the air. This band has gotten better with each release they have put out so far, so no doubt am I looking foward to the band's follow up. These guys make excellent and technically impressive thrash/death metal that leaves you begging for more.
Bottom Line: If you like your music fast and your volume loud, then this album is for you!
Rating: 9 out of 10