Exclusive Full Album Premiere: Alastor’s Onwards and Downwards


Onwards and Downwards isn’t just a description of life on Earth during 2020 and 2021: it’s also the title of the absolutely KILLER sophomore album by Swedish occultists Alastor. Chock full of psychedelic, dark, fuzzed-out melodic doom stompers, Onwards and Downwards is the kind of record that is jut begging to be blasted during your next hotbox sesh. If you’re into bands like Pallbearer and Windhand, you’re gonna eat this shit up with a spoon and beg for more.

MetalSucks is chuffed to debut Onwards and Downwards ahead of its release tomorrow (May 28) on RidingEasy Records.

Says guitarist Hampus Sandell of the offering:

“If our last album Slave to the Grave were about death, this record is more about madness. You can look at the whole record as one person’s gradual slip into insanity. An ongoing nightmare without end. It also sums up the state of the world around us as this year has clearly shown. It’s a more focused record but at the same time it’s more personal and naked. More raw emotion and pain.” 

Blast Onwards and Downwards below. There’s still time pre-order the album, too!!!

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