Based in Stockholm, Sweden, PASSTHRU is a five-piece metal band constantly diverging between genres and crossovers. Persistently abusing the thresholds and ignoring rules of the universal ideas of music.
Their first LP release “What Does It Make You Feel” dives into a world full of sex, drugs, death, and constant fear of being alone. It is a wrenching, annoying soundscape of pure raw violence. The rawness of the sound was created in the woods of Norrtälje by the hands of the legendary Tomas Skogsberg (Entombed, Dismember, Darkthrone). The eerie darkness of the area contributed to the gnawing noise from sunlight studios that birthed the sound of Swedish death metal, discussions about communism, and his love for rum.
“What Does It Make You Feel” makes no sense as much as it does, nothing out of the ordinary exists in Sweden. Both the captivating design by Ridge Rhine (Knoocked loose, seeyouspacecowboy, Wristmeetrazors) and the genius mastering by Audiosiege make the music more chaotic, disgusting, and weirder than it should be.
For fans of: Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw