We can’t tell you how often we hear the question “Hey, Americana UK, why don’t you say more about Death-Metal to folk crossover artists, huh ?” And if it is you that has been filling our Email Inbox with this request, well, today is very much your lucky day. For Jonathan Hultén is just such a one – lead guitarist of Swedish monsters of death-metal Tribulation, he has this year released an introspective acoustic album.
‘Chants from Another Place‘ is the album, and delicate finger-picking is the accompaniment to vocals that draw in equal measure on folk and some quite literally acapella (you know, from the Italian for “chapel style”) vibes. And hints of Fleet Foxes, for certain. The subject matter of ‘Where Devils Weep‘ is an optimistic one – if inner darkness and sorrow can be mastered then a new and better life can be obtained.
Photo: Sylvia Desol