Album Title: 
Let Them Burn
Release Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2013
Review Type: 

Denied was formed in  Stockholm, Sweden in 2003 by Andreas Carlsson. Devoted to heavy and melodic metal he wanted to expand his vision. The band recorded their first demo album in 2005, titled "Seven Times Your Sin" which ended up to be a local success and got them on TV/radio and got them some gigs.

In September 2005 the band went through their first line-up change when bass player Robert Stellmar and drummer Pete Dolls were recruited. The band started rehearsing new material in early 2006. In 2009 Denied proudly presented longtime friend Johan Fahlberg (Jaded Heart) as their new vocalist and in November Chris Vowden (ex Opeth), lead guitarist, also joined the band. May 2011 the band parted with bass player Robert Stellmar. Fredrik Isaksson (ex. Therion, Grave) joined the band as new bass player in June 2011.

But it wasn't until 2013 when there debut album "Let Them Burn" was released. So it has been out for some time and to be honest i don't feel that i missed out on something that special. I know you can't judge a book by its cover (in this case a record), but the chaps kind of made a badass cover and some tuff band pictures and then when hearing the record …..well they don't seem as hard as they are pretending to be. The music itself is like they said heavy metal with indeed here and there a melodic touch but then again nothing that special or different than other bands around would do (or did). Not a bad record, but definitely not ground breaking.