2015, Stockholm's Vindictiv introduced themselves to the metal audience in an impressive fashion with their 2008 eponymous debut. The band's sophomore effort GROUND ZERO followed swiftly the following year, and remains a fan favorite. Vindictiv's fourth and current effort WORLD OF FEAR was created under more harmonious circumstances, and to their guitarist marks both a progression and a return to form. The sound is harder, but also more melody-oriented. ,,Wall Of Pain" is a catchy heavy metal anthem with plenty of double bassdrums. ,,Until The Dawn" is slower, a semi-ballad - a little something for the ladies. ,,Day" is somewhat poppy - at the same time, this is a more technical album than the previous one. WORLD OF FEAR introduces the most star-studded Vindictiv lineup yet. Present as always are Stefan's faithful cohorts Pontus Larsson on keyboards and renowned bass player Nalle Påhlsson. By their side we find virtuoso drummer Marco Minnemann and singer Mark Boals.