"One of the best metal albums of 2020!" (Metalsucks)
5 / 5 (Progspace)
5 / 6 (Scream Magazine)
9,5 / 10 (Metal Observer)
Descend is a progressive death metal act from Stockholm, Sweden. The band has completed the recording of their third full length album, entitled "The Deviant". The album was released on June 26 2020, via Aftermath Music.
The album can be ordered from www.aftermath-music.com/our-store.html
Throughout the years, Descend has played numerous shows both in Sweden and abroad, including festivals such as Metal Town, Gotheburg and Spread The Metal Festival, Halifax, alongside acts such as Morbid Angel, Opeth, Kataklysm.
Originally, Descend was founded in 2003 by guitarist Andreas Lindström and started out as a thrash metal band. As the years passed, the line-up changed and with it, also the music. In 2008 Alexander Wijkman (guitar) and Nima Farhadian (vocals) joined. Descend was now a five piece [with the names mentioned plus drummer Jonathan Persson and bassist Justin Biggs]. With this line up the band recorded an EP (The Reckoning, '09). This resulted in a record deal with Supernova Records through which they released their first full length album 'Through the Eyes of the Burdened' (2011).
In 2012, Descend entered the studio again and recorded Wither which was released January 2014 through Inverse Records. Wither brough great reviews and a lot of attention to the band. German Legacy Magazine rated it 15/15 and according to NoCleanSinging "their [Descend's] new record Wither kicks a fuck ton of ass."
Since 2017, Raul Vicente (bass) and Emil Nissilä (drums) have joined the band and Descend's lineup is again complete.
SELECTION OF PAST GIGS:
Grave New Finland Tour, Finland (2010)
Metaltown, Gothenburg, Sweden (2012)
Spread The Metal Festival, Halifax, Canada (2012)
Scotland Tour, Scotland (2013)
Seinäjoki Metal Festival, Seinäjoki, Finland (2015)
Andreas Lindström, guitars
Alexander Wijkman, guitars
Nima Farhadian Langroudi, vocals
Raul Vicente, bass
Emil Nissilä, drums