The apocalyptically heavy follow up to 2019's Abyssal - Swedish black death juggernauts Humanity's Last Breath return with another monolithic opus!. Meaning "Empire" in Swedish, Välde is a darker, bleaker journey than 2019's Abyssal...this time with a further emphasis on the atmospheric nature of the band's sound and the use of dissonance, creating a claustrophobic, dense record that pulverizes the senses. Almost uncomfortably bleak at times, echoes of the likes of Ulver and Meshuggah are present on Välde, combining perfectly with HLB's signature blackened groove template that they have become so renowned for. An atomic bomb of a record - this is Humanity's Last Breath in their coldest, nastiest form!
- First Released: 2021
- Label: Unique Leader