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Album Review

With the group's second effort on Earache and after enlisting a new vocalist and drummer, the Haunted rise in status to a role on par with important metal groups such as Entombed, Carcass, and mid-'80s Metallica, carefully balancing the fine line between raw extremity and accessibility. The majority of the 11 songs on The Haunted Made Me Do It never venture too far into complex progressive territory and never take their extremity to excessive abandon while still keeping their music far more innovative and intense than any metal band recording for a major label in 2000. Staying true to the complex and intense tendencies of underground metal without being too inaccessible isn't an easy task (only a small handful of metal bands have ever done it, and even fewer for more than one album). The Haunted seem to understand this balance well: their songs average around three to four minutes in length, their vocals are nearly intelligible, their sparingly placed guitar solos never become masturbatory, and their songwriting never breaks too far away from traditional song structuring. Furthermore, the band's new vocalist, Marco Aro, gleams with charisma and possesses a unique style that can't be classified as growling, screaming, yelling, or singing, often fluctuating from one style to the other with ease. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the Haunted manage to bring a sense of melody to their songs that creeps into their choruses and bridges, bringing back memories of the mid-'80s when Metallica was an important group for similar reasons. Though time will ultimately tell whether or not this album proves to be as fresh as it tries to be, it seems to belong on the same pedestal as Entombed's Wolverine Blues, Carcass' Heartwork, and Metallica's Master of Puppets — albums that crossed over from the underground without compromising their integrity. [A Japanese version added a bonus track.]

Customer Reviews

Buy this for the first two songs alone

The whole album is 100% Heavy Metal that I thought was dead. The songs blend to gether reminding me of a huge metal overture from the metal gods themselves. Slayerish pounding metal you will love.

One of the better metal bands I've come across in some time...

Being a huge punk and metal fan, I sometimes find myself getting pretty discouraged when trying to find new music. Last tattoo session I had, my artist threw this album on in the background and I dug it straight away. From the first guitar licks I knew I'd stumbled upon something that fit my taste. Being an At the Gates fan already, it made sense once I figured out the connection. Slayer's musical influence is definatly present, and I find it refreshing to hear a bit of their sound taken in a new direction.

Made me do it? Wanted to do it...

The Haunted are better than Swiss cheese. This album is by far a great testiment to the metal of our time. The album has a dynamic list of songs to blow you to the back of your house. I would recommend buying it.


Formed: Sweden

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Arising from the ashes of the important mid-'90s Swedish death metal band At the Gates and featuring former members of Witchery and Face Down, the Haunted went through countless lineup changes during the late '90s before finally releasing The Haunted Made Me Do It in 2000, confirming the excitement surrounding the band. Back in 1996, guitarist Anders Björler and bassist Jonas Björler left At the Gates, eventually ending up as early members of the Haunted, along with ex-Seance guitarist Jensen and...
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