Rogga Johansson (Sweden) - Entrance To The Otherwhere (Death Metal) - Merge LP
ROGGA JOHANSSON is the eponymous band of the unheralded death metal legend who's responsible for masterminding other bands such as PAGANIZER, REVOLTING, THE GROTESQUERY, NECROGOD and many others. This here is his solo project and he's created some of the best music you'll hear where classic Swedish death metal goes. He's found a way to incorporate searing melodies without compromising on the trademark heaviness, and it's a balance that few have managed to pull off in recent times. With a magnificent artwork by Mariusz Lewandowski (EREMIT, BELL WITCH, JUPITERIAN) bringing to life Rogga's glorious vision of pristine death metal that disregards all trends and pays homage to the genre's progenitors, 'Entrance to the Otherwhere' is immaculately put together and promises to linger in the minds of listeners long after the album is over. There is little doubt that this is Rogga Johansson's finest hour.