Alternative Press - p.1584 stars out of 5
-- "[A] powerful effort with all the melody, pummeling rhythms and furious vocals fans have come to expect."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.48
"[T]he band sound invigorated and out for blood from the start....The band are at their most interesting when they slow down a little and allow a foreboding atmosphere to creep into proceedings."
Lyricist: Peter Dolving.
The Haunted (Sweden): Peter Dolving (vocals); Anders Bj”rler (guitar); Jensen (guitars); Jonas Bj”rler (bass guitar); Per M”ller Jensen (drums).
Audio Mixer: Tue Madsen.
Audio Remasterer: Tue Madsen.
After experimenting with melody and exploratory songwriting techniques on 2006's THE DEAD EYE, Sweden's The Haunted lashes out with a back-to-basics, no-frills, post-thrash metal blitzkrieg entitled VERSUS. The album is the quintet's sixth studio release and the third to be produced with Tue Madsen (Kataklysm, Moonspell, Gorefest). VERSUS sees The Haunted strip down to its raw essence: razor-edged riffs, fist-banging hooks, and its inimitable melodic nuance. The band's compositions are dissonant to a fault, entrancing the listener with authentic Gothenburg metal vehemence.