Pressure – Beaten But Not Dead (2020)

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Pressure is a melodic rock meets metal group with a sound lying somewhere between old-school Bon Jovi and Rammstein. Initially a covers band performing Swedish metal versions of popular songs like Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ and Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’, guitarists Simon Siirpo Forsell and Emil Salling showcased their innovativeness as artists. When vocalist Olof Jönsson joined the group in 2018, Forsell and Salling adapted new songs to suit Jönnson’s vocals incorporating a uniqueness into their sound. The latest addition to their growing discography is ‘Nere Men Inte Död’ or ‘Beaten But Not Dead’.

Touching on issues of societal expectations and tension, Pressure is both relevant and relatable for contemporary society. Known for their powerful instrumentation with insightful lyricism, ‘Beaten But Not Dead’ is poignant and sombre, but with hopefulness and optimism – an enlightening perception of two sides to every story. The gruff vocals and dynamic instrumentation complement the sagacious concept with dips and rises in the melody.

A mammoth single, ‘Beaten But Not Dead’ is anthemic, aggressive and dynamic. Their fourth release this year, ‘Beaten But Not Dead’ is one of Pressure’s first singles to be translated into English ready for global domination. In their own melodic way, Pressure takes the unique Scandinavian metal sound to become a ferocious breath of fresh air in the modern metal scene.

Side note: Pressure has released a video for their single ‘Beaten But Not Dead’ which can be viewed HERE.

For more from Pressure check out their official website, Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.

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