Lifelover is a Swedish black metal band, formed in 2005 by "B" and Kim Carlsson.
While primarily a black metal band (especially in their appearance, vocals, much of their guitar work and drums), they are also influenced by rock bands. They are mainly referred to as playing "depressive rock". While many black metal bands contain a variety of elements and influences, Lifelover vary as well from the black metal 'norm', though they are sometimes compared to Joyless and Woods of Infinity.
In 2006, their first album Pulver was released. Whereas their unconventional approach and the lyrics helped Lifelover to gain ground in a relatively short period of time (the LP version – limited to 500 copies – was sold out in a few months). Erotik, the band's second album was released in 2007 and incorporated more rock elements and less black metal elements. For example, the vocals were sung in a more traditional way rather than shrieked or screamed.
In June 2008, Lifelover announced ...