Bulletsize – Pansar

Rating: 3.5/5
Distributor/label: SlipTrick Records
Distributor/label URL: http://sliptrickrecords.com/
Released: 2016
Buy Albumhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pansar/id1118022309
Band Website: http://www.bulletsize.se/


Band line-up:

Andreas Persson – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Kjell Berg – Guitar and Backing Vocals
Jonas Carlen – Drums
David Nexéus – Bass and Backing Vocals


1. F T W
2. Abomination
3. Legion of Chaos
4. Genocide
5. In the Front We Die
6. Enslaved Humanity
7. Blackhole Village


Sweden, the land of doom, the land of IKEA, the land of… thrash? Sure, why not, especially when it comes to Bulletsize who formed on the Scandinavian shores in 2004. Starting out as a standard thrash metal band, Bulletsize has now evolved to a faster, angrier and heavier combination of old school thrash and modern death-metal.

The album has all the themes of a torrential downpour of absolute war. A very heavy yet melodic sound starts off the album and after a few seconds blast beats are added onto the recording and all of the instrumentation sounds very powerful. The band is obviously taking a variety of influences from bands Sodom, Napalm Death, Wasp, Venom, The Crown, At the Gates, Entombed, and The Exploited.

It’s the vocals on Pansar that really sell the record, with their great mixture of both growls and screams. Complimented of course by a variety of clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the songs. It’s with these features that the band has been able to really step up this album compared to their previous releases, such as the self titled album, The Apokalypse, and Numb.

The album highlights include; “Legion of Chaos”, which brilliantly does what is said on the tin with a rustic mixture of excellence. “Genocide” and “In the Front We Die” show off the crunchy vibes and creates punchy dynamic elements which makes for an interesting listen.

Overall, this is a great album recommended for those who worship fast and deadly metal. It’s full of high octane atmospheres and performances. It shifts between, and blurs the lines of thrash and death metal. Bulletsize are a band who know how to get a decent mix without falling into childish mistakes. Everything sounds fast and powerful, and will remind any listerner of old beasts but with a modern production.

Review by Ashlinn Nash