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Demonical are a death metal band from Avesta, Sweden.

Updated 28th August 2022.
Thanks to Stooge for the addition and adg211288, Nightfly for the updates

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DEMONICAL albums / top albums

DEMONICAL Servants of the Unlight album cover 3.17 | 2 ratings
Servants of the Unlight
Death Metal 2007
DEMONICAL Hellsworn album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Hellsworn
Death Metal 2009
DEMONICAL Death Infernal album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Death Infernal
Death Metal 2011
DEMONICAL Darkness Unbound album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Darkness Unbound
Death Metal 2013
DEMONICAL Chaos Manifesto album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Chaos Manifesto
Death Metal 2018
DEMONICAL World Domination album cover 3.23 | 3 ratings
World Domination
Death Metal 2020
DEMONICAL Mass Destroyer album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Mass Destroyer
Death Metal 2022

DEMONICAL EPs & splits

DEMONICAL Absu / Demonical album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Absu / Demonical
Death Metal 2007
DEMONICAL Imperial Anthems album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Imperial Anthems
Death Metal 2010
DEMONICAL European Deathcharge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Deathcharge
Death Metal 2014
DEMONICAL Black Flesh Redemption album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Black Flesh Redemption
Death Metal 2015
DEMONICAL In League With Death album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In League With Death
Death Metal 2022

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DEMONICAL Bloodspell Divine: Promo 2006 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bloodspell Divine: Promo 2006
Death Metal 2006

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A Void Most Obscure
Death Metal 2018
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From Nothing
Death Metal 2018
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Towards Greater Gods
Death Metal 2018
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Aeons Of Death
Death Metal 2020
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My Kingdom Done
Death Metal 2020

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DEMONICAL Mass Destroyer

Album · 2022 · Death Metal
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"Mass Destroyer" is the seventh full-length studio album by Swedish death metal act Demonical. The album was released through Agonia Records in May 2022. It´s the successor to "World Domination" from October 2020. No lineup changes have taken place, to therefore it´s the same quintet lineup who recorded "World Domination" also responsible for recording "Mass Destroyer".

Stylistically this is very much a continuation of the hybrid old school death metal/melodic death metal style with a few epic moments, which Demonical also played on "World Domination", so in that respect this is a natural successor to the last album. Demonical are skilled musicians who can deliver just what this type of music needs. The songwriting is effecful, and the sound production is professional, clear, and detailed. So on most parameters "Mass Destroyer" is a quality release, but it lacks an original touch, and even after many listens, this is not the type of release where you´ll be able to recognise that it was Demonical playing if you didn´t know it beforehand...so in that regard this is a standard fare Scandinavian death metal release, and although it´s enjoyable enough while it plays, there´s little here leaving a lasting impression after it has finished playing. A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is warranted.

DEMONICAL World Domination

Album · 2020 · Death Metal
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"World Domination" is the sixth full-length studio album by Swedish death metal act Demonical. The album was released through Agonia Records in October 2020. It´s the successor to "Chaos Manifesto" from March 2018. There have been a couple of lineup changes since the predecessor as drummer Kennet Englund has been replaced by a returning Ronnie Bergerstål and lead vocalist Alexander Högbom has been replaced by Christofer Säterdal.

Stylistically this sounds more like 2011-2013-era Demonical, than it sounds like "Chaos Manifesto" (although some of the epic elements of that album are also present here). We´re back to the hybrid old school Swedish death metal meets melodic death metal style (basically Grave meets Dismember) which Demonical played on "Death Infernal" (2011) and "Darkness Unbound" (2013)...or maybe just a new combination of the known Demonical elements. The HM-2 guitar tone is dominant as ever in the soundscape and provides one of the elements of Demonical´s identity.

Demonical understand how to compose short, effectful, and relatively varied death metal releases. Their tendency to genre hop with the old school death metal styles isn´t always succesful, but no one can accuse their brand of death metal for being one-dimenional. A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is warranted.

DEMONICAL Chaos Manifesto

Album · 2018 · Death Metal
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"Chaos Manifesto" is the fifth full-length studio album by Swedish death metal act Demonical. The album was released through Agonia Records in March 2018. It´s the successor to "Darkness Unbound" from September 2013 although the two full-length studio albums are bridged by the April 2015 "Black Flesh Redemption" EP. After the release of "Darkness Unbound" some members of Demonical opted to reform Centinex, and while also keeping Demonical alive, Centinex released an album in 2014 and another one in 2016. So some of the members of Demonical have been busy since the release of "Darkness Unbound", but "Chaos Manifesto" finally cements the fact that the members playing in both bands intent to keep both acts active.

While Demonical started out playing a dark, grim, and brutal old school Swedish death metal style, the last couple of albums have shown them incorporate more and more melodic elements to their sound, and that tendency is continued on "Chaos Manifesto", which is a hybrid death metal and melodic death metal release. Demonical obviously have a great affection for both the old school HM-2 toned Swedish death metal style, but they don´t want to be limited to that style and therefore challenge themselves and their audience with melodic and sometimes even epic elements. I´m not sure I always think the combination works, but at least Demonical are trying to develop a more personal sound.

"Chaos Manifesto" is well produced, featuring a fat, meaty, and detailed sound production, which suits the material well. It´s on all parameters another good quality Demonical release, although I do miss the savage brutality of their first two releases. A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is warranted.

DEMONICAL Black Flesh Redemption

EP · 2015 · Death Metal
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"Black Flesh Redemption" is an EP release by Swedish death metal act Demonical. The EP was released through Agonia Records in April 2015. It bridges the gap between Demonical´s fourth- and fifth full-length studio albums "Darkness Unbound" (2013) and "Chaos Manifesto" (2018). It was released in the midst of a Centinex reunion and the members who played in both bands obviously made it a priority to work on new Centinex material in the years 2014-2018, but they still had time to record and release the four tracks featured on this 17:14 minutes long EP.

The four tracks on the EP more or less sound like leftover tracks from the sessions for "Darkness Unbound", although they were recorded during January and February 2015. Leftover tracks in this case shouldn´t be interpreted as if they aren´t as great as the material featured on "Darkness Unbound", but it should instead be understood as this material being very similar in style to the material featured on the full-length studio album preceding this EP. Maybe a bit more brutal and deadly and less melodic inclined but otherwise similar in sound, style, and production values. It´s definitely a worthy addition to your Demonical collection and a 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

DEMONICAL Darkness Unbound

Album · 2013 · Death Metal
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"Darkness Unbound" is the fourth full-length studio album by Swedish death metal act Demonical. The album was released through Cyclone Empire in September 2013. It´s the successor to "Death Infernal" from April 2011. There have been a couple of lineup changes since the predecessor as drummer Ronnie Bergerstål has been replaced by Fredrik Widigs and guitarist Johan Jansson has been replaced by Daniel Gustavsson.

Stylistically it´s apparent from the first listen of "Darkness Unbound" that bringing back the Dismember/melodic death metal elements from the Centinex days on "Death Infernal" wasn´t a one-off. The dark, grim, and brutal old school Swedish death metal elements of the first couple of Demonical albums are still present here, but they are combined with a more melodic approach to old school Swedish death metal. This is probably what the bastard child of Dismember and Grave would sound like in a contemporary setting.

"Darkness Unbound" features a powerful and well sounding production job (with the HM-2 guitar tone dominating the soundscape), some effectful and relatively varied songwriting, and some skilled musical performances, so upon conclusion it´s another high quality release from Demonical. A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is warranted.

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