Album Review
Moloken - Our Astral CircleMoloken – Our Astral Circle

Moloken are a four piece dark and dirty metal band from Sweden the band have been together since 2007 and released their debut EP ‘We All Face The Dark Alone’ back in 2008 and since then they have been busy touring across Europe and working on their debut album ‘Our Astral Circle’ which is now here.

‘Our Astral Circle’ is an album which takes a lot of time and effort to get into, the album runs for a massive 54 minutes with the shortest track on the album running for 3minutes and 43seconds and the longest running for 12minutes and 24seconds and the songs throughout the whole album are quite progressive and epic in length whilst packing a massive doomy punch.

The album opens with ‘Molten Pantheon’ which starts off with some heavy bass sounds which kicks off a massive force of vibrations and distortion, the guitar riffs are quite big and raw sounding whilst the vocals are big loud dirty growls which are sure to give you an headache before the album is up.

The longer the album goes on the more your interest within the music of Moloken will slip away as it does run for far too long and despite being quite a heavy progressive album you feel that Moloken lost their creative ways during the planning stage of the album as there are three tracks named “Untitled” which must of took a lot of thought and once you have heard a couple of tracks you have heard pretty much all that Moloken have to offer you.

And another downside is that one of the band members look like Ronan Keating from Boyzone with a massive beard now that is about as cool as the actual album.


Review by Trigger
 Band Members
Moloken - Band
Nicklas Bäckström (Bass, Vocals)
Jakob Burstedt (Drums)
Kristoffer Bäckström (Guitar, Vocals)
Patrik Ylmefors (Guitar)
 Track Listing
1. Molten Pantheon
2. Untitled I
3. Die Fear Will
5. Ebeorietemet
6. Untitled II
7. My Enemy
8. Untitled III
9. 11?12
 Band Related Links
Moloken Myspace
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?