Grand Magus - The Hunt

8 | 94 votes |
Release date: 25 May 2012
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal


97 have it
11 want it

01. Starlight Slaughter
02. Sword Of The Ocean
03. Valhalla Rising
04. Storm King
05. Silver Moon
06. The Hunt
07. Son Of The Last Breath
    1 - Part I: Nattfödd
    2 - Part II: Vedergällning
08. Iron Hand
09. Draksådd
10. Silver Moon [demo] [Limited edition bonus]
11. Storm King [demo] [Limited edition bonus]
12. Sword Of The Ocean [demo] [Limited edition bonus]

Janne "JB" Christoffersson - vocals, guitars
Fox - bass, backing vocals, cello on "Son Of The Last Breath"
Ludwig "Ludde" Witt - drums

Guest musicians
Johnny Hedlund - vocals on "Vedergällning"

Session musicians
Nico Elgstrand - acoustic guitars
Sebastian "Seb" Sippola - drums on demo tracks

Additional info
Produced and mixed by Nico Elgstrand.
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, NYC, USA.
Recorded by Nico Elgstrand at Studio Wahnsinn, Stockholm.
Drums recorded by Rickard Bengtsson at the Sweetspot Studio, Halmstad.

Cover artwork by Arik Moonhawk Roper.

Staff review by
The hunt for quality metal of the more traditional sort is often long and arduous nowadays. Fortunately The Hunt delivers! Grand Magus is a consistent group who manage to provide set after set of uncompromising and catchy tracks.

In terms of their heavy/doom styled offerings they are a band that is always straight to the point, so I will try to be as well. Each track runs in much the same vein, from the excellent opener "Starlight Slaughter" showcasing the distinctive vocals of Christoffersson to the strident closing track "Draksadd." The bass of Fox is especially well exhibited, fueling addictive songs such as the title track, an album highlight. Newly recruited drummer Witt of heavy/stoner outfit Spiritual Beggars, for which Christoffersson previously provided vocals, also makes his presence felt in tracks like the riff happy "Silver Moon."

published 15.10.2012 | Comments (15)

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13.03.2012 - 15:48
Rating: 7

Posts: 157
From: Denmark
28.05.2012 - 00:31
Rating: 7

Posts: 157
From: Denmark
Hmm, first spin didn't impress me all that much, but my expectations might simply have been too high. Reserving my judgment...
07.06.2012 - 22:10
Rating: 8

Posts: 8
From: USA

Liking this album more than I had originally thought I would! Great stuff \m/
18.06.2012 - 17:29
Rating: 8
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Posts: 882
From: Russia

Good album. While there are some nice riffs and JB's vocals are as good as ever the songs aren't catchy enough for this album to be a heavy metal masterpiece. I like it nonetheless.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
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24.06.2012 - 19:59
Rating: 7

Posts: 10926
From: Portugal

Extremely catchy this one. Too bad it kinda loses its pace toward the end, otherwise I would've been even better.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
15.07.2012 - 16:07
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Quite disappointed by this album. I expected much better from Grand Magus. Still I love "Valhalla Rising", but I'm absolutely not convinced by "Storm King", "Silver Moon" and "Draksådd".
Well, maybe next time.
24.07.2012 - 20:57
Rating: 6

Posts: 409
From: Sweden
Meh, quite boring album, some songs are great but it lacks something, cant put my finger on it yet thou.
19.08.2012 - 14:21
Rating: 8

Posts: 3099
From: Australia

These guys never disappoint, there's always some great songs on their albums and the title tracks are consistently good in particular.
26.10.2012 - 02:47
Rating: 7

Posts: 7383
From: Bahamas

Not bad, it has a catchy, old school vibe to it. Great for in the evenings when you have whiskey to sip on

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