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Album Review

Want a short, straight-to-the-point review of Valkyrja's 2010 offering, Contamination? OK, here we go — "A runaway freight train of metal." That may sum it up, but that simply won't cut it for an album review, so let's proceed a bit further...this Swedish extreme metal outfit is all about pushing metal to the max. All of the prerequisites for an extreme metal band are present, but somehow, the Valkyrja chaps take it all to the next level. Picture the perfect soundtrack for a speeding roller coaster with a brake malfunction (how's that for a description?) and you still wouldn't come close to understanding how unbridled and crazed Contamination sounds. You'll probably be best served by just simply strapping yourself in and preparing for impact, as such ditties as "Oceans to Dust," "Catharsis (Contaminate the Earth)," and "Welcoming Worms" are among the most ferocious compositions to be committed to tape (or perhaps more fittingly in the early 21st century, "audio file") in recent memory.

Biography

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Swedish black metal group Valkyrja were formed in 2004 and made a quick name for themselves with their bloodthirsty lyrics and brutal speed. Original members Joakim, J. Lindgren, Skall, Xeproth, and S.W. self-released their debut EP, titled Funeral Voices, in 2005 (later re-released by Deathkrush Productions as Far Beyond), before the band underwent a series of lineup changes. Guitarist Joakim was replaced with A. Hed, and Disdained drummer J. Wallgren took the place of Skall. Their first album,...
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Contamination, Valkyrja
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  • 69,00 kr
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal
  • Released: 19 January 2010

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