Roel de Haan : Stortregn is a Swiss black/death metal band and this ‘Singularity’ is their third album. Their particular take on blending black and death metal is quite a melodic one and rather than combining brutality with eerie elements Stortregn seem more comfortable in operating within the realm of the Swedish masters of this craft like Dissection, Naglfar and perhaps Watain. Stortregn are clearly a band that has a goal with their music. It sounds determined, well played and slickly produced, which lends it a certain in your face quality. Aggression goes hand in hand with many melodies which bring back memories from the time that Gothenburg seemed the centre of the metal universe. However, Stortregn doesn’t present themselves as a nostalgic outfit in any other way, which is confusing. Contemporary, tight and energetic but also old-fashioned and trusted, Stortregn is an enjoyable musical enigma.