Engel (2004-present) is a Death Metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden.
ormed as a minor supergroup, featuring members from other known Swedish bands, specifically guitarist Niclas Engelin being one of the members from a trio of groups following the disbanding of his former act The Crown.
In 2007 their debut, Absolute Design, would arrive featuring the membership of Mangan Klavborn (vocals), Niclas Engelin (guitars; ex-Gardenian/In Flames/ex-Passenger), Marcus Sunesson (guitars; ex-The Crown), Mikael Håkansson (bass) and Daniel Moilanen (drums; ex-The Project Hate/ex-Runemagick/Katatonia). The album would be more in the style of a more modern melodic death style banner (as opposed to classical of In Flames or Dark Tranquillity pioneered). Metalcore and even nu-metal down-tuned guitars would also be added to the mix, along with modern vocals that alternate between a hardcore scream and clean chorus.
Threnody (2010) and Blood Of Saints (2012) would follow with Håkansson and Moilanen replaced by Steve Drennan and Jimmy Olausson respectively. Raven Kings (2014) would feature Oscar Nilsson on drums.