The underground Norwegian five-piece Jagged Vision make a return with their newest album titled Death is This World which was released on March 10th via Fysisk Format. This is the band’s second album following their debut release Harvest Earth and is the band’s first release with their newest members Tommy Jacobsen and Morten Transeth. Jagged Vision have made a name for themselves in the underground norwegian scene by touring with band’s such as; Kylesa, Black Tusk, Orange Goblin, High on Fire, Kvelertak and many others.
My first impression of Jagged Vision was certainly a positive one, after hearing the intro to their opening track Betrayer I was certainly hooked, the band give off a very Kvelertak vibe to me and that is most definitely not a bad thing! Yet they also have managed to capture a very hardcore/hardcore punk sound and that certainly appeals to me to say the least.
In this ten track album you can really hear the band’s own style shine through whilst they still have different songs incorporating different styles; for example the track I Am Death you can really hear the influence of much darker sounding metal genres such as black metal, whereas in Feeble Souls you can hear the perfect cross between hardcore, stoner metal and metalcore. Feeble Souls is definitely one of the more melodic songs on the album, however, it does not lose that signature heavy sound that Jagged Vision offer. Although the majority of the album keeps a fast aggressive sound, the track Emperor Of is much more of a toned down almost ballad like song but just because it is a different sound does not mean that it doesn’t fit on the album! It demonstrates a brilliant contrast of both the aggressive sound with the distorted guitars and heavy drums, yet also keeps that ballad sound and is overall a very catchy track.
Overall, this album is definitely one I recommend that you listen to if you are a fan of either hardcore, stoner metal or any metal in general. It is a fast paced album and I think that it is definitely worth listening to!
Jagged Vision make a return with their newest album Death is This World