switchblade - 2003 (album preview) by Experimedia published on 2013/03/14 15:22:39 +0000 *Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* This celebrated and long sold out self titled 2003 release of Switchblade is finally available again on both CD and vinyl, remastered and with a modified artwork. A 6 song, 47 minute journey, this album is the definition of epic. A dense sonic storm of ambient soundscapes, driving repetition, and dark instrumental passages, that's building to an immeasurable wall of sound and power. All with just sparse use of vocals. Switchblade have been seething and writhing within Sweden's prolific underground music community since 1998. Their progression was quick. In only a few years Switchblade went from wearing their influences on their sleeves to making major waves in a still young sub genre. Shaped equally by their love of the morose sounds of Joy Division, Swans, The Melvins, Neurosis, Isis, etc. 10 years later and with three further albums plus a Swedish Grammy nomination under their belt, Switchblade's sounds has shifter a bit, and Switchblade are now rather fans of Autopsy, Eagle Twin, Uriah Heep, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, Bohren & Der Club of Gore etc. Yet, Switchblade are still titans of minimalism and their 2003 marks an integral part of their discography as anybody can judge for himself.