Victor Brandt: “I’ve been happily surprised that, even with so much going in Dimmu’s music, I could squeeze in some nice bass parts”

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If you’ve missed out on the pleasures of Scandinavian extreme metal, you might be surprised to learn just how important a presence it has in the world of unsociably loud music. 

Just as the terms ‘West Coast psychedelia’ or ‘British modern jazz’ refer to a particular era and flavor of sounds, and purists would be horrified if you applied them incorrectly, the subgenres of Norwegian black metal and Swedish death metal have their own specific connotations.  

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