Album Title: 
The Fiction Maze
Release Date: 
Friday, January 17, 2014
Review Type: 

Line up:

Jens Carlsson - Vocals

Emil Norberg - Guitar

Daniel Sundbom - Guitar

Fredrik Hedström - Bass

Efraim Juntunen - Drums


Persuaders’ fourth album is coming out in January 2014 and it’s a great new year’s present for the Powermetal fans.

The Fiction Maze’ is another step forward in Persuaders’ albums, they continue to improve their sound and songwriting. The producer ‘Ronnie Björnström’ did a terrific job in the mix of the sound.

The production fits the album really well, giving lots of space to the more aggressive side of the ‘Persuader’ sound, but without losing the melodic parts in the process. They kick in with a killer song (one lifetime) that gets you by the throat. It’s a very powerful song that makes you want to headbang and mosh instantly. With the intro of ‘The Fiction Maze’ you have the thought that it will be a ballad, but nothing is less true. Heavy riffing and pounding drums are putting the song in motion. When the vocals of Jens Carlsson come in the song is complete.

In the song ‘Deep in the Dark’ the combination of guitars with synthesiser comes very clear, it blends in well and it gives the song a more melodic tune. The first four songs don’t have great guitar solos in them but they make it up in the other songs.

The Fiction Maze’ is a great album of the Swedish Powermetal band ‘Persuader’ and it’s a must have in your metal collection.