Friday, 25 December 2015


Ambush is a Swedish heavy metal band formed in 2013 creating a classic Heavy Metal style melting power metal touches; they soon released their first EP Natural born killers, that catapulted them on the first line of NWOTHM bands last year following with their first full length Firestorm.
Now Ambush just released their second full length called Desecrator,
And what to say about it, actually no words could describe better this album
As a pure heavy metal masterpiece, its not only the best material they’ve created,
It's a demonstration of how one of the new wave of traditional heavy metal bands
can be at the same page as giants like Accept or Judas Priest, because we all need to understand
a new age of metal is arising with loads of new bands, and i'm proud of these bands
that keep the essence of heavy metal like the metal gods did long time ago.

Saying this, lets focus on Ambush, these guys combined clearly Accept instrumentals
With impulsive touches and power speed metal vocal style (sharp and clean, mid and
Superhigh pitched skills), all this combined with catchy choruses that will make the crowd
Crazy singing along, good examples are Possesed by evil, with galloping riffs and a perfect
Shot for live performance, or Night of the defilers, with genuine Accept structure on guitars
And halfordish vocal style, just brilliant.

Master of the sea and Chain reaction combines the same key points but with a remarkable vocal interpretation, and awesome drum shots on the verses, as Desecrator, the tittle track, bring you a the best guitar Performances of the album, just keep attention to the bridge and chorus guitar details, outstanding.

Southstreet brotherhood take the hard rocker style to light, also with a catchy chorus and a crescendo structure, as Rose of the dawn and Faster develop the strong and high speed and impulsive metal, that's how to deliver the power and glory of true metal, but just leaving the best for the last track,The Seventh seal, as a slow to mid to fast paced masterpiece that goes in crescendo developing a solid and powerful vocal capacity, everything on this track is fascinating, every sound is clockwork synchronized and in harmony, all this to explode at the end with a fast paced ending of pure speed metal, just perfect, honestly will drive you crazy if you are a classic heavy metal fan, just wow.

Overall Desecrator by Ambush is their best work, with more solid compositions and better structured choruses, it's also really hard to improve but looking at their evolution as a band, they are on the top and fresh to continue at this level, and i could say they are one the best albums of the year, and the best word to describe it is Masterpiece.

9,5 / 10

Line up
Ludwig Sjöholm - Bass 
Linus Fritzson  - Drums  
Olof Engkvist  - Guitars 
Adam Hagelin - Guitars 
Oskar Jacobsson  - Vocals


Released by High Roller Records