AUGUST 2nd 2016

Review by Metal Mom

A couple of days ago I was asked if I would like to have a sneak peek at a song, a teaser of sorts as to what is to come from Zornheym, well I was ecstatic to be given that chance, and I took it.

Band Members:

Vocals: Bendler (Facebreaker, tour/session vocalist for Scar Symmetry)

Lead guitars: Zorn (ex-Devian, ex-Dark Funeral, Aktiv Dödshjälp)

Guitars: Scucca

Drums: Angst (Diabolical)

Bass: TBA

If you are not familiar with the symphonic extreme metal band from Stockholm, the band was founded and led by multi-instrumental mastermind and songwriter Zorn. After parting ways with his former band Dark Funeral, he was determined to shake up the traditional Metal meets Symphony approach with his new band Zornheym. The band also recently linked a deal with the Dutch label Non Serviam Records.

Zornheym quickly grew from an ambitious idea into a more powerful musical and cinematic narrative revolving around the horrors of a mental institution and its prisoners.

Inspiration drawn from icons such as Dissection, Dimmu Borgir and King Diamond is paired with real string orchestration and a powerful full choir. Every song on the debut album will have a visual accompaniment in the form of short graphic stories with further exploration of the themes as short films in place of the standard approach to music videos.

The line-up is completed by Facebreaker's Bendler on vocals, guitarist and musical arranger Scucca, and Diabolical drummer Angst. The debut album has been recorded at Wing Studios by Sverker Widgren, renowned veteran of sound engineering on the Scandinavian extreme metal scene (October Tide, Demonical, IXXI, Diabolical).

Alright, so I gave it a listen, and again and then again, yes, I listen to it a dozen times at least, I was so impressed with all the aspects of this song, every instrument, the vocals, orchestra and choir, there could not be a better fit, and it came together with such an impact. You won’t soon forget this song. This style appeals to me very much, there is just so much, and it flows and fits like a puzzle. You can tell there was a lot of effort and time put into this creative piece, it takes a lot of know how to pull this off so well. I for one, am glad they took the time, creating something extraordinaire for us to enjoy. Definitely a must have when the album “The Opposed” comes out August 19th.

Check this out, just released today for Zornheym single/short trailer :