Sjukdom are a band from Norway that plays a Norwegian style of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Stridshymner Og Dodssalmer" which will be released in October by Osmose Productions.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while all of the instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams as well as the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a decent amount of blast beats.
Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the tremolo picking giving the songs more of a raw feeling and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's Norwegian second wave style as well as the guitar leads being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized.
Sjukdom plays a style of Norwegian black metal that is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover anti religion, war, disease and death themes.
In my opinion Skujdom are a very great sounding Norwegian black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dodssalmer" "Med En Fot I Graven" and "Skudd For Skudd". 8 out of 10.