Darkane Expanding Senses

Album number three sees these Swedish lads toning it down a bit, intensity wise. The main difference lies in the drumming of Peter Wildoer, which has gone from being overtly technical on previous discs to a more straightforward technique that lacks the creative punch it had brought to the band in the past. The band has also decided to head into a more progressive direction, a decision that doesn't really work, and they are better suited sticking to what they know best - death-y thrash metal. Let's hope they realise this next time around. (Nuclear Blast)