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Netherworlds
Stillborn Netherworlds
Format: CD Type: Album
Genre: Metal
Release Year: 2024
EAN/UPC: 6663666001787
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€16.90

Dive into the abyss with Swedish Stillborn's latest masterpiece: "Netherworlds".

Following the monumental success of their previous album "Nocturnals", the band unleashes an even darker opus that pays homage to their cult classic "Necrospirituals" while carving out new realms of sonic exploration. With "Netherworlds", Stillborn propels their distinctive sound to new heights, crafting songs that are both hauntingly beautiful and crushingly heavy.

Experience the chilling atmospheres and gripping melodies as Stillborn takes you on a journey through the depths of the unknown. The production on "Netherworlds" has a sharper edge and more refined, ensuring that every riff, every chord, resonates with bone-shaking clarity.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the sinister allure of "Netherworlds". Embrace the darkness and join Stillborn on their relentless quest to redefine gothic metal. Don't miss out on this monumental release that will leave an indelible mark on the genre.

Swedish Stillborn stands as a unique and influential force within the gothic metal genre, emerging from the vibrant 1980s music scene with a sound that defied easy categorization. Their roots in goth rock, drawing inspiration from seminal bands like Killing Joke and Sisters Of Mercy, set a dark and brooding foundation. Yet, Stillborn distinguished themselves by incorporating heavier elements reminiscent of Black Sabbath and Motörhead, bridging the gap between metal enthusiasts and the post-punk goth crowd.

Their debut album, Necrospirituals, released in 1989, is often hailed as a pioneering work in the gothic metal genre, predating and influencing what is commonly considered the genre's first landmark album, Gothic by Paradise Lost, in 1991. The acknowledgment of Stillborn's influence by Paradise Lost, coupled with covers of Stillborn's work by notable bands such as Entombed, underscores the Swedish band's seminal impact on the metal scene.

Despite not achieving mainstream commercial success, Stillborn cultivated a devoted and sometimes fanatical fan base, drawn to the band's mystique and the cult classic status of Necrospirituals. This loyalty was rewarded when, after years apart, the original members reconvened to discuss a new project. This culminated in the release of Nocturnals in 2017, a comeback album that was met with critical acclaim and commercial success, topping the Swedish physical records sales chart in its debut week.

The band's reemergence was marked by a series of acclaimed live performances, including shows in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and the prestigious Hammer Of Doom festival in Germany, reaffirming their significance within the genre and their enduring appeal to fans old and new. Swedish Stillborn's journey from cult figures to gothic metal pioneers exemplifies their unique place in music history, bridging disparate genres and generations with their distinctive sound and enduring influence.

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