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Oxidize: Dark Confessions

Through the celestial sturdy doors of a confessional box and to bravely heading into the unilluminated essences of tomorrow, Swedish Melodic Heavy Metal Outlet Oxidize steer forward with an aspiringly imposing debut record in the quality configuration of the divergent entry of ‘Dark Confessions’; sweeping those splendidly who sit and listen with their own precious presence and their own preferences to significantly indulge in this meaty slice of melodiously stylized combustion of heavily immersed branch of Metal.

From the emerging starting points of this immensely flavorsome offering, the eager Swedes deliver the hefty punch brutally with the fiery infernos of passion from the deepest roots of their pulsating veins and they distribute a perplexing collection of anthemic episodes in the robust structural pathways of the wondrously captivating catchiness of my track of the year so far ‘Bleeding Heart’ and the extravagantly situated channels of the luminescent foundations of the angelically formatted chorus canticle ‘Not an Angel’; expressing the differentiating factors dwelling profoundly in the exalted canyons of the wide variations in this proficient portfolio of appreciable constitutional impressiveness.

Notably, the brawny Scandanavian quintet Oxidize includes the magnificent ex-Arctic Void axe sorcerer Per Stalfors, who is the founding member and brother of Peter Stalfors known for his excellent work with the prominently dominant Power Metal maestros Dream Evil; working alongside the elevating faction of the masterly ex-Crystal Eyes guitarist Niclas Karlsson, the consistently-adept ex-Hardcore Superstar sticks-man Mika Vaino, the accomplished ex-Arise bassist Kaj Leissner and by the exceptionally-gifted Wings of Destiny front showman Anton Darusso; combining the formidably unstoppable force gracefully producing strength by strength compositions like the soul crushing riff-grinding plague stomper in the name of the effectively superlative phenomenon ‘Titanic’ and the plunging velocity of the colossally constructed brain stormer entitled ‘Crucify Me’.

Comprehensively, Darusso quintessentially grabs my principal grains of attention as his voice is diversely reminiscent of an especial concoction of the riotous harshness of Testament’s Chuck Billy, the profuse grit of Grave Digger’s Chris Boltendahl, the soulfully assembled vocals of ex-At Vance veteran Oliver Hartmann and the Ronnie James Dio/David Coverdale influenced Norwegian prodigy known by the name of Mr Jorn Lande; swiftly radiating through the sublime harvests of the stupendously formatted tracks like the pedal to the metal face Melter ‘Coma’ and the catchy magnificence layered within the fine sources combing the album’s core solidity in the wild crisp breath of freshness delving in the chambers of the remarkably stunning single ‘Hey Angel’.

Dark Confessions as entire full-length effort mounts itself into the extensive widespread soil as a monumental existence inside the atmospheric walls of mankind delivering its ambitious fundamental factors across the whole unit of the Heavy Metal genre and it essentially fabricates that as a mammoth package of a paramount pinnacle of power in the most original contribution to the Metal world, I have heard in a very long spell of time and even more strikingly-so we are expecting a brand spanking new single to be released this month in the progressively exhilarating figure of a song named ‘One Reason’, therefore watch out for the transporting delivery of that prestigious endeavor very soon and let’s hope this commanding outfit release a breath-taking sophomore record very shortly in the near future to start another oxidized seasoned revolution.


  1. Heading for Tomorrow
  2. Bleeding Heart
  3. Coma
  4. Not an Angel
  5. Tell Me Why
  6. Revolution
  7. Anti-Hero
  8. Hey Angel
  9. Dark Confession
  10. Titanic
  11. Devil in Disguise
  12. Crucify Me

Added: January 20th 2021
Reviewer: James Mannion
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Language: english

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