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Comfort food. What smells like home when it's warm. In this case: heavyweight old school death metal from Sweden's Paganizer. The band formed too late to be considered part of the Sunlight Sound's first class, but that's the beauty of that style: you don't need to have invented it to master it. All you need is a great song. Case in point: "Your Suffering Will be Legendary." Its main riff mowed me down like the spinning blades of a combine, leaving me cut up like so much autumn wheat. That's listen number one. A great chorus, complete with a line lifted from the 'Hellraiser' film keeps me hitting repeat.

The band's upcoming LP, Land of Weeping Souls,could be released by a relative unknown today and hailed as a triumphant addition to the continuing old school death metal revival. A couple of near-OG's released it so it falls on us to say: Paganizer have the right stuff.

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Land of Weeping Souls will be released on August 5 via Transcending Obscurity. Order it here. Follow Paganizer on Facebook.