From Gothenburg, the Swedish mecca of heavy metal, comes the densely heavy riffing style of Altareth. The band is now streaming their single "Moon", which fans of bands like Monolord, Windhand, and Sleep are going to absolutely adore (myself included). Now get ready for the slowest headbang you've ever done.
”Our songs are always brought together as a collective effort, and every member contributes with their parts even though riffs and lyrics are often created by individual members. 'Moon' is a song with a somewhat ’folksy’ vibe that we appreciate," said guitarist Niklas Sörum.
"The combination of raw heavy riffs with more fragile moments and a lot space for vocals is part of how we express the spirit of our Nordic music influences. Riffs were done by Niklas and Sven, and lyrics by Paddy, obviously about the moon as a potent symbolic element. A funny story about this particular song is that Mats heard it before he became our bassist, and his immediate objective was to join the band. So it’s all about that power of the moon."
Altareth will release their new album Blood on November 5. Pre-orders are available here.