Avatar – Black Waltz

Black Waltz,  is the 4th album by Swedish melodic death metal band Avatar. “Black Waltz” was released in Europe on November 19th via Gain/Sony Music.

The album itself really shows off the different sides of how the bands’ musical talents. 3 specific songs really caught my attention; title track Black Waltz with its physcadelic carnival ride drifting through its 6 minutes of haunting metal. They have released a video for this track  featuring members of the world famous, American sideshow group Hellzapoppin!

Let It Burn with its build up death mayhem and Use Your Tongues’ near on 10 minutes of drifting through Death metal with casual harmonica sequences.

The album as a whole is not something to be missed, in my personal opinion, this is quite clearly their best work to date. The vocals are superb especially when its with instrumental pieces that you have no idea what it will sound like as each track is individually unique in its own perspective.

I would rate the album with a 8/10



01. Let Us Die
02. Torn Apart
03. Ready For The Ride
04. In Napalm
05. Black Waltz
06. Blod
07. Let It Burn
08. One Touch
09. Paint Me Red
10. Smells Like A Freakshow
11. Use Your Tongue



Johannes Eckerström – vocals

Jonas Jarlsby – guitars

Tim Öhrström – guitars

Henrik Sandelin – bass

John Alfredsson – drums








About Del Preston

So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.