Surely these are the words that every single die-hard fan of The Haunted (including me) would say while they’re listening to their new album Exit Wounds.
Ok, but let’s have a brief review of what happened in The Haunted camp in the past ten, eleven years. Marco Aro left the band in 2003 and the band was reunited with Peter Dovling and The Haunted slowly fell out of the right path and ended up becoming a radio friendly group who seemed to not know who they actually were and what they had done in their career. Honestly after powerful opuses like The Haunted Made Me Do It and One Kill Wonder nobody wants to hear something like The Dead Eye or Versus and the most disastrous one, 2011’s Unseen. After the second departure of Dolving, there were some rumors that Aro and Erlandsson would be back in the band again and when it became reality, it was very predictable that the band had decided to return to their old forms of music. Ola Englund was also replaced by Anders Björler to be The Haunted’s new axeman. See? Everything is ready to hear something wicked once again. That was already proven when the band released the three songs EP, Eye of the Storm in early 2014. This EP had most of the things (if not everything) that fans want to hear. Catchy, thrashy and melodic riffs that brought those classic sound of The Haunted back to life, far from those experimental Grunge/Alternative Rock, Tool-vibe era. Eye of the Storm EP was followed by the full length Exit Wounds that was released a couple of months later, on August 25th. All three songs from EP (Eye of the Storm, Infiltrator, My Enemy) also appeared in Exit Wounds.