henrykaneHenry Kane
Den Förstörda Människans Rike
Transcending Obscurity Records

TLDR: Crust, death metal and grind sewn together.

Review: Jonny Peterson from Sweden has influenced in quite a few bands. Henry Kane is his solo-project and this time it’s all about death metal, grind and crust. Den Förstörda Människans Rike is indeed a fierce album with lots of hate and heavy sounds.

If it was all about Swedish death metal sounds or plain and simple in-your-face attitude, Henry Kane debut would be among the top albums this year. The very basics are right there, but the cruel fact is that this albums lacks catchy riffs and good songs. Sheer brutality can take you only so far, before you realize there’s nothing else to it.

15 tracks of pure crust, grind & death metal combo wouldn’t be too bad if only the songs were good. But no, these riffs are rather mediocre than anything else. The brutal Sunlight Studio kind of sound might fool for a while but after that it’s just the repetition of the song you heard before. Vocals are brutal stuff, but nothing unheard of. So, eventually Henry Kane just gets boring and it’s a kind of pity considering the potential over here. Better luck next time, I guess.

Track list:
1. En själ till salu
2. Svarta tankar
3. Skuld och begär
4. En grav av ångest
5. Är din botten nådd
6. Dragen i skiten
7. En längtan
8. Den förstörda människans rike
9. Flaskan var din sista vän
10. Bön för bön
11. Kära bror
12. Bara hat
13. Lögnens svarta ögon
14. Det var inte ditt fel
15. Vinst eller fölust