Crust / Black / D-Beat / SWEDEN
In over two decades of activity, MARTYRDÖD has always remained faithful to their d-beat/crustpunk roots. Nonetheless, traces of black metal and other extreme music sounds quite often figure in their sound, so this band definitely can be regarded as innovators of the genre. Some five years ago when the popularity of this type of music started dwindling, this Swedish quartet kept on going forward and not looking back.
The band’s live shows are a genuine explosion of energy and action; however, the musicians always accentuate the importance of their lyrics and ideology. Having mastered the unstoppable and intense rhythm, these Swedes can’t pass up the opportunity to scold any social and political injustices. They’re still punks, after all! Lately, however, they’re a bit more concerned with basic feelings and emotions, which only makes MARTYRDÖD sound darker and heavier.