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M:40 - HISTORIENS SVARTA VINGSLAG


 M:40 -  HISTORIENS SVARTA VINGSLAG (CD in jewelcase) Track list:

01. Historiens svarta vingslag Lyrics to this song.
02. Konfrontation Lyrics to this song.
03. Nr bomberna faller Lyrics to this song. Mp3. Click or right-click and Save target as to download to your local harddrive.
04. Brnnmrkt Lyrics to this song.
05. Another downfall Lyrics to this song.
06. Vlfrd Lyrics to this song.
07. Your dark eyes Lyrics to this song.
08. Maktens pjser Lyrics to this song.
09. I stormens ga Lyrics to this song.
10. Helvetet r hr Lyrics to this song.
11. Sista brevet till Sverige Lyrics to this song. Mp3. Click or right-click and Save target as to download to your local harddrive.
12. Vggarna omkring dig Lyrics to this song.

   
Item: 1563
Date: 2007-07-07
Catalog No: HALVCD026
Format: CD in jewelcase
Label: Halvfabrikat Records

Price: 80.00 SEK

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Information
Twelve songs of furious crust/hardcore. It’s extremely fast, extremely uncompromising and yet extremely ordinary! This is crustcore complete with angst ridden vocals and lyrics about politics, despair and hopelessness – I guess! What still makes M:40 a little more interesting than most other crust bands is their ability to incorporate more complex elements of post-hardcore in some songs as in example “När Bomberna Faller”. M:40 is also tighter than many other grind-/crustcore bands and still they are furiously fast. Let’s start a riot!

Selling points
# Crust/hardcore deriving from Lidköping, Sweden.
# Twelve songs of total fury! Since the crust vary to slower parts, this can only be called one of the best records of 2007!
# Think Totalt Jävla Mörker mixed with Neurosis!

Line-up
Daniel: guitar/vocals
Erik: vocals
Sebben: vocals
Simon: drums
Johan: bass


Digital download
Reviews
Written by Ted [Cow magazine, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
Skivbolagsmogulen Danne Lnnqvist som driver Halvfabrikat r en man med riktigt bra smak nr det gller mangelmusik. Det gr absolut inte att frneka nr jag erhller senaste tillskottet i M:40?s ganska gedigna diskografi. ?Historiens svarta vingslag? r en platta som platsar ganska exakt in i den ngot trnga flla som innehller mina absoluta mangelfavoriter idag.
Crust som leker ut fr mycket i black metal och dylikt kan jag ha svrt fr (om det inte r Aktiv ddshjlp frsts) men M:40 lgger i bromsen precis vid den grnsen och driver mer mot den hardcore som jag tycker pminner om 90-talets Straight edge-vg . Grunden knns som traditionell svensk kngpunk, med underbart driv och smutsiga gitarrer. Mnga crustskallar skulle nog klaga p att det inte r hrt nog, men det r ju det jag gillar, de har ett sound fr tusan! Enligt mig smlter de inte in i mngden utan har det dr lilla extra som fr mig att gilla skiten redan under frsta lyssningen.
Missfrst mig bara inte nr jag jmfr dem med Straight edge. De r skert inga nyktra vegetarianer hela hgen men det r just breaken, tempovxlingarna och de lugnare partierna som fr mig att knna lukten av hardcore nr det begav sig fr 10-15 r sen. Hade de legat p rtt bolag ?95 hade de frmodligen ervrat vrlden fr lnge sen.
De flesta av de tidigare nmnda ingredienserna finns redan i titellten som fr ran att ppna skivan och efterfljande ?Konfrontation? ger en knapp minuts kngrj vid scenkanten. ?Nr bomberna faller? r frmodligen min strsta favorit. Verserna grundas p ett bekvmt hi-midtempo (vad r det fr jvla ord?) med schyssta riff och lite gitarrtugg och refrngen fullkomligt lyfter upp lten till ngot som knns som desperat men nd frbannat, ?Nr bomberna faller dag efter dag, och protesterna tystnar mer varje gng?, med skna gitarrslingor i bakgrunden som ger den rtta knslan. Klockrent. Sen fortstter de bara att rada upp hits som ?Brnnmrkt?, ?Vlfrd?, ?Maktens pjser? och ?Helvetet r hr? bara fr att nmna ngra.
Jag behver inte skriva ngot mer, skivan r makalst bra. Det r bara att slanta upp. Det finns inga urskter. Punkt.
 
Written by Tomsen [Lowcut #45, English, Sound Polltuion]
It?s extremely fast, extremely uncompromising and yet extremely ordinary! This is crustcore complete with angst ridden vocals and lyrics about politics, despair and hopelessness ? I guess! What still makes M:40 a little more interesting than most other crust bands is their ability to incorporate more complex elements of post-hardcore in some songs as in example ?Nr Bomberna Faller?. M:40 is also tighter than many other grind-/crustcore bands and still they are furiously fast. The two singers seem to get a good workout trying to scream the most, but I don?t get much of the Swedish lyrics. Anyway, let?s start a riot ?
 
Written by Kristoffer Persson [My Last Chapter, English, Sound Pollution]
I have to be completely honest here? I?m a bit skeptical about this album. I hate to say it, but no matter what great guys they might be I have to be honest. And the thing that turns me into a skeptic are the vocals. Two main vocalists, and both a bit annoying in the long run. I have absolutely no problem with screechy, gnarly screaming, but all the time? It would be a whole lot easier to digest this if one of the lads would growl just a little, go for some depth in his voice. But other than that this album?s great!
Hardcore-ized crustcore, very hardcore-ized. Or maybe I should say metalcore-ized, ?cause it has its share of metal as well. Pounding and powerful tunes with that mosh-friendly atmosphere that you can only find in a really killer hardcore album. The parts of pure drum hammering and bass rambling are golden, the tunes that steps out of the mold and dare to really venture off (like Your dark eyes and Vggarna omkring dig) really shows their versatility. But my mind keeps going back to think of Totalt Jvla Mrker, and to tell you the truth said band started to suck major arse as soon as they started releasing fullengths. And so in my book it?s not a great comparison. But other than the songs that really stand out it can also be a bit monotonous?
I guess it?s a fair bet to say I?m having problems deciding whether or not to really like or dislike Historiens svarta vingslag. Some bits are really killer that would probably be terrific for a night of violent (but friendly, of course) moshing, but for some I miss the intensity to really make me wanna do so. And for crying out loud, please include some backup screaming that aren?t as bright, ?cause that would really give it a tougher and brutal output. On the brightside the sound is pretty damn decent and the booklet looks great.
 
Written by Arne [Music-scan.de, German, Sound Pollution]
In Anlehnung an die Nordlichter von Totalt Jvla Mrker (inzwischen ja auf Regain angekommen) legen M:40 aus Lidkping einen extrem tempogespickten Hassbatzen zwischen Crust, Punk und Hardcore vor. Die Schweden gehen weder Kompromisse ein noch relativieren sie mit zunehmender Spielzeit ihr ungemein hohes Brutalittslevel. ?Historiens Svarta Vingslag? steht fr zwlf Tracks blanken Wahnsinns. Die Neurosis- bzw. Isis-artigen Post-Core-Intermezzos tuschen nicht darber hinweg, dass M:40 durchweg Vollgas gehen. Die nchste Eruption erfolgt jeweils Sekunden spter. Dabei sind die einzelnen Tracks so vielschichtig und noisig wie das Tempo schnell ist. Die Schweden zimmern eine undurchdringbare Soundwand, die neben ihrem vornehmlich destruktiven Anspruch jeweils auch eine gute Portion Melodie mit sich fhren. Doch unter der aufgewhlten, explosiven Oberflche bemerkt man sie es mit der Zeit. Die Vocals sind in bester Schrei-Emo-Tradition gesetzt, wobei sich die beiden Shouter Erik und Sebben die Lungen aus dem Leib kotzen. M:40 geben auf allen Ebenen ein Maximum, und als Hrer ist man zu selbigem aufgefordert. Ruhig sitzen bleiben kann man bei der Auseinandersetzung mit ?Historiens Svarta Vingslag? ohnehin nicht.
 
Written by Isaak [Vampire Magazine, English, Sound Pollution]
M:40 is a Swedish band who call themselves crustcore / hardcore. Secondly M:40 was rejected by Metal Archives for ?not being metal?. Yet they appear here now on Vampire Magazine with their album "Historiens svarta vingslag" and yes there are some crustcore moments to be found here that validate the dreads of guitarist Daniel and drummer Simon. But to be honest the production is way too heavy and neat, there are way too many dull mid paced metal moments. Even though the band has several vocalists, neither one of them exceeds metalcore mediocrity. Yes, you?ve read that one correctly. The vocalists sound metalcore, not crust.

There are some up tempo crustcore moments to be found on the album, but they?re not really catchy nor hyperactive enough no matter how many times I listen to them. What sets the band apart from standard crustcore is the presence of some typical Scandinavian riffing. Played in minor and with a harmonic touch. Quite a nice approach in theory but these ?melodic? sections (often mid paced) damage the intensity of the songs and continuity of the album. Sorry, it simply doesn?t work.

No, there are far better (real) crustcore albums out there and within that specific genre I would call this album rather obsolete. Maybe metalcore fans can find anything here that appeals to them. No, I still don?t consider this band to be crustcore nor hardcore but a typical modern Scandinavian metal band with some crustcore influences at most.
 
Written by Christian Stenbacke [Joyzine, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
Jag tl verkligen inte mer crust just nu. Det r inte s att jag stndigt sondmatas med just crust varje morgon, middag och kvll, men ven en liten dos kan bli mycket i lngden. Varfr? Fr att det oftast inte finns ngon variation. Om den finns s r den oftast minimal. Detta medfr att om man vl har skrivit om ett band s blir det svrt att komma p ngot nytt, rappt och hftigt att skriva nstan gng det r dags att skriva om samma band. Precis s r fallet med Lidkpingsbanet M:40. Men jag ska gra ett frsk.

Frra plattan, ?Tomma Ord r Inte Vrda Ett Skit?, var en riktig energibomb som briserade frn trumhinna till trumhinna p knappa 22 minuter. ?Historiens Svarta Vingslag? r aningen lngre, men bara aningen, och framfrallt knns den betydligt mer genomtnkt. Dr ?Tomma Ord r Inte Vrda Ett Skit? lt precis som en valpig debutplatta kan gra, lter ?Historiens Svarta Vingslag? som den brdmogna tonringen, fortfarande med ilskan i centrum.

M: 40:s styrka r fortfarande att de frsker variera sig inom en vldig stel och oftast nyansfri genre. Lngsamt blandas med hrt, hardcore med krossande crust. Vilket i mina ron gr dem till ett av de mer intressanta banden inom just denna genren. Temat lter jag ligger oberrt. Jag r en typiskt sdan mnniska som visst bryr mig om vrldens alla orttvisor, men ska man rtta till dem alla blir det snabbt en ganska betungade uppgift. D faller jag hellre tillbaka i bekvmlighetens slja och ltsas att jag inte ser. Vilket frmodligen gr mig till en ganska dlig mnniska i M:40:s gon. Men det r vl bra p sitt stt, d fr de brnsle till ytterligare en platta.
 
Written by Andreas [Doomsday Magazine, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
Jag kan lika grna sga det p en gng, det r nr M:40 manglar rpunk som de lter som smst. rligt, nr det hardcoras, post-rockas och sludgas lter det extremt mycket bttre. Jag skulle fredra att det satsades p Relapse/Hydrahead-stuken framfr Distortion Rec-mangel, vilken dag i veckan som helst. Det finns riktigt bra grejer p Historiens Svarta Vingslag, men det finns nstan lika mycket (snabba) partier som inte alls lter lika bra som de slare och tyngre partierna. Jag vill ha mindre Totalt Jvla Mrker och mer High on Fire och Converge. Jag har i en tidigare recension uttalat mig om att de borde skippa Ushc-tugget, men jag tar tillbaka det och sger istllet att ju mindre rpunk desto bttre. Om de gjorde fler ltar som ?Vggarna omkring mig? skulle jag vara bra mycket mer eggad att lyssna p M:40, schysst produktion frresten.
 
Written by Andreas Nilsson [Folkzine, English, Sound Pollution]
After one hell of a split with grace.will.fall, that totally blew me away, here's finally a full-length album by the furious crustie boys from Lidkping. I'm a bit sad to announce that I didn't get as amazed by this record as I did by the tracks on the split, but the boys didn't let me down one bit at all! They completely crush everything by horse-lengths with their furious crust/hardcore-ish tracks along with the eerie instrumental breaks. But this time it just felt like tasting a new taste for the second time. It?s very much alike the first time, extremely good yet still not as mind blowing as the first time. Aside for that little fact, the music is absolutely top-notch and the production is not to be questioned. The sound is crystal clear, which is needed for you to experience all of the aspects of the music. The band has really found a distinguished sound and to add to the greatness, those instrumental parts (I've said it before, and I'll say it again) they're the cream of the crop! When mixed in with these pummeling fast bulldozer parts it keeps the record whole, varied and interesting. I even have to give the band some credit for their ingenuity in making riffs and melodies, simply astonishing! Every track has its special part weaved into it, adding a little extra flavour to M:40's smoking arsenal. This is a must have record for every crust/hardcore lover, and if you haven't heard them yet; run along and do it now!
 
Written by [Music Extreme, Issue #40, English, Sound Pollution]
Opening calmly for just a few seconds with a couple of arpeggios M-40 soon gets in their crust / hardcore full of extreme aggression and fast rhythms. Screams at the top of the possibilities of a human being are essential here. Guitar riffs that are fast and rhythmic are another trademark here. And there are also influences of classic hardcore bands that give an old school feeling to some parts. The songs are constructed in order to show the listener the ultimate aggression and melting the listeners brain with pure intensity. The sound of the recording is raw and very loud in all the tunes adding extra points of sheer violence to the music.
 
Written by [Twisted Chords online Catalogue, German, Sound Pollution]
Vor kurzem hatte ich M:40 durch ihre Split-Single mit Grace.will.fall das erste Mal wahrgenommen und jetzt folgt auch schon der erste Longplayer dieser Band aus Lidkping/Schweden. Und wie schon auf der Single gibt es hier die typisch schwedische Mischung aus lautem und brutalem Hardcore und etwas Crust, 12 Songs voller Wut, Hass und dieser typisch schwedischen Geballer-Ladung. Stellenweise kommen mal etwas langsamere Parts ins Spiel, die dann aber direkt wieder von apokalytischem Geprgel abgelst werden. Wie schon bei Skitsystem sind die Lyrics allesamt in schwedisch, das was ich verstehe, hrt sich hochpolitisch und wtend an und passt wie die Faust auf`s Auge bei diesem Sound. Schweden-Crust der allerbesten Sorte, da mssen sich Wolfbriagde, Skitsystem und Kollegen warm anziehen, diese groartige Mischung aus Totalt Jvla Mrker und Neurosis sgt ganz gewaltig am Thron!
 
Written by Kristofer Elofsson [Metica, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
Jmfrd med debutalbumet 'Tomma ord r inte vrda ett skit' frn 2005 r den musikaliska utvecklingen knnbar. Fast det drjer till fjrde lten, 'Brnnmrkt', fr att Lidkpings-gruppen ska tnda till. D levererar de ett riktigt snyggt arrangemang som vxlar frn rasande punk till stmningfullt mrker och krossande tyngd.

Sngslingor och mikrofontajming har skrpts, men jag har fortsatt svrt att ta vokalisternas hetsiga duetter p allvar. Och materialet r ojmnt.

Punk i all ra, men genrens alla former r inte stpta fr alla.

Kngpunk drabbar mig sllan. Jag ser litet konstnrligt vrde i uttrycket. Ironiskt nog r det inramningen av M:40:s nya utgva som imponerar mest. Det sparsmakade omslaget r prytt med sngtexter och frklaringar samt relevanta portrtt- och konsertbilder. Uniformt, snyggt och rent.

Lttips: 'Brnnmrkt', 'Vlfrd' och 'Your Dark Eyes'.
 
Written by Rick [Lords of Metal #73, English, Sound Pollution]
It seems as if the Devil has the sadistic need to make sure that all apocalyptic bands land on my doorstep. M:40 is a Swedish crust/-core band that adds a little Neurosis to their sound. This in combination with the Swedish lyrics make this a diabolical mixture.

M:40 sounds uncompromising and is not a typical crust band. Just like the other bands on the Halvfabrikat label this has become a mean little CD that only adds to my appetite. I hope the end of the world is not at hand yet because I want to hear a lot more music like this.
 
Written by Peter Thorsson [Skrutt, English, Sound Pollution]
M-40 gives u nothing new but they give us an angry punk/hardcoreband which sings in sweidsh except in one song. I like their anger/aggression because this is the type of music who holds the punk alive and you feel the fist in my pocket and it will slowly and surely raises up against the air ina protest. An half hour protestmusic is OK for me and Halvfabrikat continue to gives us a high quality Swedish punk/hardcore. I would like to hear some more records from this label and band because you know that it is quality through the whole thing.
 
Written by Peter Thorsson [Skrutt, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
M-40 ger oss inget nytt men de ger oss ett argt punk/hardcoreband som sjunger p svenska frutom i en lt. Jag gillar deras ilska/aggression fr det r sdant hr som hller punken levande nr man knner knytnven knytas i fickan fr att sakta men skert rra sig upp emot himlen i en protest. En halvtimme protestmusik r helt okej fr mig och Halvfabrikat fortstter ge ut hgkvalitativ svensk punk/hardcore. Jag vill grna hra mer skivor frn detta bolag och band fr man vet att det r kvalit rakt igenom nr det gller denna typens musik.
 
Written by Anders Brorsson [Agonyzone, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
D var det dags fr lite svensk crustpunk, vad kan vl passa bttre i denna stekande sommarhetta? ?Historiens svarta vingslag? r M:40s andra platta sedan starten 2002. Lidkpingsbandet har hunnit med att slppa skivan ?Tomma ord r inte vrda ett skit? samt en sjutumssplit med grace.will.fall. M:40 r fr mig ett helt nytt namn men eftersom jag hyser ganska varma knslor fr svensk crust s r det inte utan viss nyfikenhet jag skickar in skivan i cd-spelaren.

Det handlar om vlproducerad svensk crust dr M:40 blandar snabbare partier med riktigt ngvltstunga partier. I de snabbare partierna lter det svensk punk s det stnker om det, vilket i min bok r ett positivt ppekande. Avslutande ?Vggarna omkring dig? r dremot en riktigt sltung och ngestladdad lt dr trummisen Simon p spelningarna knappast kommer att behva strcka sig efter vattenflaskan nr lten r slut. P sina stllen bjuds det ven p en del black metaltendenser d kanske frmst i den tunga lten ?I stormens ga?.

Jag tycker att ?Historiens svarta vingslag? r en bra punkplatta och nr M:40 drar upp tempot s r det riktigt bra. Jag kan se musiken p skivan vxa nnu mer med tiden och det r definitivt en chans jag r beredd att ge skivan. Den innehller 12 ltar och r drygt 31 minuter lng, en lagom dos med andra ord. Detta r en skiva som absolut kommer att ka in i CD-spelaren med jmna mellanrum framver.
 
Written by Mathias Skeppstedt [Groove #6, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
Tolv ltar p 31 minuter, fullt s i stort hela tiden och riktigt arga texter om vad som r fel med vrlden vi lever i. Det r en kort sammanfattning av debutplattan frn detta Lidkpingsband. Det r hardcore p svenska i samma anda som Totalt Jvla Mrker, fast kanske inte s varierat - detta r mer rakt p sak. Tyvrr knner jag att sngaren fastnar lite i samma tonlge och det gr att det mesta av texterna gr frlorade, vilket r synd. Jag tycker ocks det r synd att de har tv ltar p engelska, det hade knts bttre med en helt svensk platta. Men annars en mycket imponerande debut, och ett band som jag definitivt tnker hlla gonen p.
 
Written by Arne [Musicscan.de, German, Sound Pollution]
In Anlehnung an die Nordlichter von Totalt Jvla Mrker (inzwischen ja auf Regain angekommen) legen M:40 aus Lidkping einen extrem tempogespickten Hassbatzen zwischen Crust, Punk und Hardcore vor. Die Schweden gehen weder Kompromisse ein noch relativieren sie mit zunehmender Spielzeit ihr ungemein hohes Brutalittslevel. ?Historiens Svarta Vingslag? steht fr zwlf Tracks blanken Wahnsinns. Die Neurosis- bzw. Isis-artigen Post-Core-Intermezzos tuschen nicht darber hinweg, dass M:40 durchweg Vollgas gehen. Die nchste Eruption erfolgt jeweils Sekunden spter. Dabei sind die einzelnen Tracks so vielschichtig und noisig wie das Tempo schnell ist. Die Schweden zimmern eine undurchdringbare Soundwand, die neben ihrem vornehmlich destruktiven Anspruch jeweils auch eine gute Portion Melodie mit sich fhren. Doch unter der aufgewhlten, explosiven Oberflche bemerkt man sie es mit der Zeit. Die Vocals sind in bester Schrei-Emo-Tradition gesetzt, wobei sich die beiden Shouter Erik und Sebben die Lungen aus dem Leib kotzen. M:40 geben auf allen Ebenen ein Maximum, und als Hrer ist man zu selbigem aufgefordert. Ruhig sitzen bleiben kann man bei der Auseinandersetzung mit ?Historiens Svarta Vingslag? ohnehin nicht.
 
Written by Doomsdayzach [Global Domination, English, Sound Pollution]
The more I have anything to do with metal, the more a realization about the genre as a whole has hit me. It started when people continually tried to get me into Enslaved (this is going somewhere relevant, I promise. At least, I think it is?). With Enslaved, everyone always talks about how amazing they are, and I?m sure they?ve recorded some worthwhile material. The stuff I?ve heard is just boring as fuck. I can?t stand it, don?t care to get into the band. Whenever I mention this to an Enslaved fan (which seems to be 90% of the extreme metal community), they say ?You need to listen to ?Isa? or ?Ruun? man, that shit rules?. Well, those are the albums I?ve heard and I just don?t fucken like them. ?Oh, well then you need to listen to their older shit man!? You know what? No! How about that? Right now, in front of me I have 10 albums that I have bought in the last few days that I want to listen to on top of the shit I am obligated to cover for the site. I simply don?t have the will or the time to go and listen to bands that have done little or nothing for me. Same thing with the new Arch Enemy. They haven?t done anything even remotely interesting since ?Wages of sin? (which was spotty itself), so why would I go out of my way to try and appreciate the new disc? No, I?m past the point where I?ll give anything a try. I won?t. Fuck that.

This ties in with this review because I normally don?t like this style of grindcore (with emphasis on core), but this one is at least semi interesting sometimes. It has its moments, but overall is a mix between boring and repulsive. I originally went into the review thinking ?Well, it?s really not that bad is it?? Then it occurred to me that I have no obligation to try to make it sound better than it is. While it?s competent at the best of times, there?s no point in glorifying the ?good parts? when most of it is some bullshit that I?ll never have the will to listen to ever again.

I am Global Domination.

M40 (wasn?t that the name of Dave Mustaine?s shitty side project? Oh? MD:40 or 45 or something. Totally different? my bad. Who cares anyway.) does have a few things going for them. The vocals are a higher pitched growl as opposed to the TUFF GUY hardcore scream, and the music can get pretty thrashy. Still, even at the good parts they are nothing that I?d feel compelled to listen to ever. Then you add the breakdowns with loosely strummed yet highly distorted open chords and you have recipe for epic failure. Luckily, it?s only about 29 minutes long, so the album doesn?t really drag on too long. Well? it does, but again I?m trying to be positive. It could be 48 minutes which would downright properly suggest suicide as a viable option.

And about the cover art? well, Ken has some thoughts of his own about these grindy-Swedes.

?It looks like they were going for the ?military font makes anything look badass. We could type My Little Pony? in this font and we?d be fuckin badass. Splatter some blood of enemy ponies, scribble in the lower right, and draw some dark lines. The Book of M chapter 40 says, this cover is badass. I could see this in the top 40 rack at HMV.?

And as a funny story (and this is entirely true by the way), yesterday I started writing this review on my lunch break. I sat down at my desk, put on my headphones and started listening to the album while writing so as to refresh my memory. Over the next 10 minutes, I started feeling increasingly nauseated until my boss finally showed up and told me I looked like hell (apparently I was completely pale? only needed black paint for my corpsepaint) and informed me that I was to head home right away. Interestingly enough, once I turned off the music, got in my car and put on some Turisas I started to feel better. I could blame it on the shitty gas station corn dog and beef n? bean burrito I had for breakfast, but I think it?s safer to assume M40 was the problem.

3 breakdooooowwwnnnnnssss out of 10.
 
Written by Jimmy Blom [Hardrock Info, English, Sound Pollution]
Oh shit, now it's really about time that I review this CD! Summer you know..

12 tracks of crust/hardcore from Lidkping, Sweden in a little more than half-an-hour. It's not just any crust/hardcore band though, 'cus instead of just put the pedal to the metal they mix it all up with slower songs too, and it works perfect according to me. Just fast songs or just heavy songs can actually be extremely boring, which M:40 seems to have understand.

The cover isen't exactly any scream of joy, but what do you expect from an album entitled something like "The Black Wing Beats of History"? Nevertheless you're going to love this band if you're into crust punk, so check 'em out right now!
 
Written by Michael Porali [Slavestate, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
Lidkpings M:40 frnekar sig inte. terigen (det hr r tredje slppet jag recenserat) krossar de det mesta motstndet med brutal d-takt och ngestkng. Med sina tre sngare fr de ett litet uns mer variation n vad brukligt r i genren, men ven utan liknande excesser r M:40 ett av landets just nu hrdaste kngband. De samhllskritiska texterna p msom svenska, msom engelska r inget som skiljer dem frn sina genrekamrater, men med sdant hr ltmaterial skulle de kunna kra John Tardy-style utan att tappa pong. Guldstjrna ocks fr pro-gaytexten i "Helvetet r hr". Manskomplex och kristen homohets knns bara s femtiotal!
 
Written by Stefan Lejon [Urkraft Webzine, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
Det enda jag egentligen inte gillar med hardcore r den verdrivet gapiga sngen, ngot M40 ocks begagnar sig av. Det blir alldeles fr jvla skrikigt och intensivt i lngden. Detta r dock precis vad killarna efterstrvar s all power to them. Musikaliskt r detta dock kanon. Lite Totalt Jvla Mrker sigt och lite Neurosis kaotiskt. Mrkt utav helvete. Ett soundtrack till jordens undergng. Sngen frstr som sagt min helhetsupplevelse av plattan men den som gillar hardcore i allmnhet lr lska detta!
 
Written by Peter Thorsson [Skrutt, English, Sound Pollution]
M-40 gives u nothing new but they give us an angry punk/hardcoreband which sings in sweidsh except in one song. I like their anger/aggression because this is the type of music who holds the punk alive and you feel the fist in my pocket and it will slowly and surely raises up against the air ina protest. An half hour protestmusic is OK for me and Halvfabrikat continue to gives us a high quality Swedish punk/hardcore. I would like to hear some more records from this label and band because you know that it is quality through the whole thing.
 
Written by Peter Thorsson [Skrutt, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
M-40 ger oss inget nytt men de ger oss ett argt punk/hardcoreband som sjunger p svenska frutom i en lt. Jag gillar deras ilska/aggression fr det r sdant hr som hller punken levande nr man knner knytnven knytas i fickan fr att sakta men skert rra sig upp emot himlen i en protest. En halvtimme protestmusik r helt okej fr mig och Halvfabrikat fortstter ge ut hgkvalitativ svensk punk/hardcore. Jag vill grna hra mer skivor frn detta bolag och band fr man vet att det r kvalit rakt igenom nr det gller denna typens musik.
 
Written by [It's a trap!, English, Sound Pollution]
So what if M:40 lives up to most every d-beat/crustcore clich? Natty dreads, two vocalists (one screechy, one burly), lyrics decrying the sorry state of the system/world/life, and so on. It doesn't matter 'cuz the music is well-written, well-played and well-recorded. The genre doesn't really need anyone to push it forward; it was doing just fine with the Discharge blueprint before His Hero Is Gone came along, not to mention all of the Swedish legends such as Wolfbrigade/Wolfpack, Totalitr and Skitsystem. I admit I do get bored of everyone endlessly covering the same subjects in pretty much the exact same way (not to mention preaching to the choir), but when I hear a band play this stuff with a proper level of intensity, it's impossible for me to deny the appeal. Oh, and I fucking love that muted chug-chug/chug-chug-chug stuff. Cut the shit, start the pit!
 
Written by Alex Wiman [Dalademokraten, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
Artist M:40
Skiva Historiens svarta vingslag
Bolag Halvfabrikat
Genre Kngpunk
Betyg Fyra masar

ngest, crust och raseri, beskiver lttast Lidkpingsbandet M:40. Men om jag ska vara helt rlig s hade jag inte allt fr hga frhoppningar, d deras tidigare material inte riktigt har tilltalat mig. Tji fick jag!
Denna platta r s mrk och flskig att den stter en ny standard fr
svensk punk. Pkostat omslag med booklet dr alla de ngot ljligt
svarta texterna terfinns.

Kp plattan om: du vill hra riktigt bra kng
 
Written by Robin [Obituary fanzine, Swedish, Sound Pollution]
Av ngon anledning s blev jag inte speciellt impad av M40 efter att en gng ha hrt deras splitsjua med Grace will fall frn 2006. Jag lade den i botten av den alltjmnt vxande hgen av recensionsmaterial, och till idag s har den legat dr bortglmd.
Det var med andra ord tv hrliga verraskningar som vntade mig d jag efter att ha ftt hem deras nya platta ?Historiens svarta vingslag?, tryckte p play och plastbiten brjade snurra.
Jag lste den medfljande beskrivningen, Totalt jvla mrker mter Neurosis, och ta mig fan, inte bara en blandning, utan det bsta ur de bda ? perfekt ihopfogat!
Att lngsammare melodislingor vxlas med mer matande partier och det faktum att de r flera som delar p sngen ger musiken djup och komplexitet - jag trttnade inte en gng genom skivans 31 minuter.
Jag hyser ocks en djup frkrlek fr partier med endast bas och trummor, och det har de ocks lyckats slnga in p ett flertal stllen p ett alldels frnmligt stt.
Den hr skivan r kanon, och jag kan inte fr en sekund fatta vad jag tnkte nr jag avfrdade tidigare nmnda spliten som trkig. Deras prestation p den, liksom den hr skivan petade precis ner ett annat band frn min svenska fem-i-topp-lista.
 
Written by Niclas Boman [Fourfinger Magazine, , Sound Pollution]
Jag trodde ett tag att inget band skulle sl Totalt Jvla Mrker nr det gller att blanda metal och punk. Sen fick jag M:40's split med Grace will fall och jag blev genast tveksam. De hade det dr som mnga saknar, energin, fldet och viljan att gra ngonting mer n de andra. Senare fick jag fullngdaren "Historiens svarta vingslag" hemskickad, en punkberttelse som klockar in p en nattsvart halvtimme. Mnga av lttitlarna och en del av lyriken luktar Splitter, d frmst spr som "Brnnmrkt", "Vlfrd" och "Helvetet r hr" vilket jag verkligen inte har ngonting emot d bandet hr till ett av undertecknads absoluta favoriter. "Brnnmrkt" med sitt storslagna slut tillhr helt klart de grymmaste ltarna p plattan, och s ven industritrummorna i "Another downfall". Jag har heller ingenting emot lngsammare punkdaskor som "Vggarna omkring dig".

Jag skulle vilja hra lite mer jvlaranamma nsta gng. Mer lort och en tyngre produktion skulle vara pricken ver i:et. Tills dess njer jag mig med att lta den hr plattan spinna en hel del varv till.
 
 
All titles with M:40
Br mig till bikten (7" EP)
Diagnos (CD in jewelcase)
Diagnos (Back patch)
Diagnos (black vinyl) (12" gatefold)
Diagnos (limited; red transparent vinyl) (12" gatefold)
Diagnos (XL) (T-shirt)
Dr helvetet alltid r nra (S) (T-shirt)
Historiens svarta vingslag (Poster B2, 700x500)
Historiens svarta vingslag Logo (Badge)
Historiens svarta vingslag Logo (Patch cloth)
Industrilandskap (7" EP)
Package deal (CDx3 box)


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