Bomber: Nocturnal Creatures-2022.

Bomber:Heavy Metal from Sweden.

Discography:

ArrivalEP2017
Nocturnal CreaturesFull-length2022

Members:

Rasmus GrahnDrums
See also: ex-Decapitation, ex-Morier, The Dahmers, ex-Portrait (live)
Max HuddénGuitars (lead)
See also: Atlas Losing Grip, Satanic Surfers
Love AnderssonBass (2016-present)
Anton SköldVocals, Guitars (2016-present)

Past Members:

Sebastian DahlbergDrums
1.Nocturnal Creatures00:54 
2.Zarathustra03:22 
3.Fever Eyes03:29 
4.A Walk of Titans (Hearts Will Break)05:15  Show lyrics
5.Black Pants Magic03:40 
6.The Tiger05:20 
7.You’ve Got Demons04:30 
8.Hungry for Your Heart03:36 
9.Kassiopeia02:39 
10.Aurora05:59 
 38:44 

One thought on “Bomber: Nocturnal Creatures-2022.

  1. CHAIRTHROWER, April 12th, 2022
    Written based on this version: 2022, Digital, Napalm Records

    Succeeding its brief, four-track Arrival EP in 2017, Sweden’s Bomber has returned with a considerably more “explosive” full-length debut in Nocturnal Creatures, a ten-track, just under forty vinyl bound minutes, scholastic array of Thin Lizzy style mid tempo melodies. These start off with a “bang” thanks to innocuous pairing between synthesized spoken word intro and genially upbeat “Zarathustra”. Fellow like-styled countrymen Night, Norway’s Magick Touch and Los Angeles’ Gygax share similar affinities for carefree lyrics, as well as cute song titles such as “Fever Eyes”, “Black Pants Magic” and “Kassiopeia”.

    As inferred almost five years ago, front man/guitarist Anton Sköld and lead axe man Max Huddén, backed by bassist Love Andersson and live action Portrait drummer Rasmus Grahn, skirt generic nether zones of past radio rock glory, yet now also demonstrate deeper proclivities for in-depth song structure and development. Although relatively lighter than above contemporaries’ known gesticulations, “A Walk Of Titans (Hearts Will Break)” eclipses ballad territory with a scorching red hot solo, whilst “Black Pants Magic” retains element of toughness, however glammed, in line with Montreal’s Rusted. So many band comparisons ensue, which makes us hope Bomber deviates from line of fire in order to fully maximize potential and establish singular, incomparable identity.

    Despite clean and daintily strummed prelude, rollicking heavy hitter “The Tiger” allows rhythm section to proffer more than simple grovel or obedience, whereas leads lean towards classical, instead of strictly pentatonic, elaboration. Alternately, “You’ve Got Demons” fails to live up to its dark or sinister innuendo, instead reverting to catchy simplicity of quartet’s formative age. However, Huddén’s fret work alleviates any misgivings surrounding what some might label phoned-in, saccharine tedium. A rangier and more aggressive “Hungry For Your Heart” features squad cries during dangerous refrain, making it, alongside “Zarathustra”, contender for top highlight.

    Lastly, Andersson steals the spotlight for some funky bojangling on Nordic constellation revered instrumental “Kassiopeia”, a brief land bridge towards closer and longest track “Aurora” (non borealis). The most experimental and outlying of this blasted bunch, consider it an original, fitting end to otherwise pronounced improvement from Bomber.

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