Today is the 37th birthday of Christian Älvestam. What’s that? You don’t recognise the name of the vocalist of more than a dozen metal bands? Who’s done guest vocal spots for everyone from Bloodbath to Demon Hunter? The former frontman of Scar Symmetry? No? Well, in that case, this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist is going to be something of an education for you.
While we could’ve kept this week’s Slaylist to just Scar Symmetry songs to show off Älvestam’s impressive range of both clean and growled vocals, we’ve instead gone for a mix of bands he’s worked on throughout his career, as well as a whole brace of tracks that he’s provided guest vocals on. We’ve also plumped for a few songs where he’s played guitar, programmed the drums, and generally been a bit of a multi-instrumentalist. See? He’s a lot more impressive than you first thought .We told you it would be educational.
Spotify is available to most of Europe, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and a load of other countries for free – though obviously you’re better off shelling out either £5 or £10 a month for one of Spotify’s premium packages, as then you can listen to our Slaylists without having them interrupted by adverts. For our readers in countries not currently serviced by Spotify….you can just suffer the one track with Älvestam’s guest vocals on that we deliberately left off our Sunday Slaylist….
Listen to ‘Now And Forever’ by DJ Henrik B (and featuring Christian Älvestam):