Martin Sällström sings and plays guitars, bass and drums, and is the sole musician in the band Blissful Stream. Sällström lives and produce his music in Hägersten, Stockholms länand, and he formed Blissful Stream four years ago. It`s gloom and independing doom music on the agenda. Shades of black metal, punk, death rock, and gothic rock help paint a fuller picture that ties the whole album together. In addition there are some heavy metal and hard rock elements in the music. When The Wolves Start To Circle is the new album and the album will be released on Valentine`s Day. Sounds and layout by Martin Sällström. Recorded and mixed in Studio Sinnesfrid and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Those who want to listen to the new album have to do it on Bandcamp as there is no You Tube video yet from the new album. Therefore, there is only a link to an older song, which is still representative of Blissful Stream.
Sounds of the frozen tundra, the hopelessness, the ever consuming grey. When one hears the long-awaited full-length album of Blissful Stream, you might feel that this is a companion for all lost souls and nomads alike worldwide. A soundtrack for the lonely wild ones who either stand or fall in this vicious world, while evil is always at your heels relentlessly. Folk tales and songs from a dark bard, encouraging one to sing along as death approaches, unshaken.
Harkening back to a time where hard rock and metal was simple and pure, Martin Sällström has certainly come a long way from his 2016 debut EP Ascending Demon. Once part of the underground Swedish black metal mystics Pest, Blissful Stream is a more reflective animal. Sällström’s vocals come across as painfully honest, emotional, and clear. The music, direct and unfettered, while very infectious and serving the overall essence of hard rock and proto-metal.