Assailant is a Swedish metal band formed in 2004 and currently on the label Dockyard 1. Their debut album Nemesis Within was released in May 2006.
According to lead guitarist Oskar Norberg Assailant's style is "A blend of modern, melodic thrash and old school heavy metal with lots of interesting harmonies." PBS106.7FM, 2007-11-27 and Metalfrontiers, an online web magazine describes it as "Power metal+thrash riffs+a very good singer with a unique voice+keyboards=Assailant. I know that many of you hate maths but this is the best way to describe Assailant?s music." Metalfrontiers, 2007-11-27.Furthermore Morrigan's Pit says "It's hard to describe the band's music as they blend so many different styles together....it's aggressive yet melodic, contains a little bit of everything..." Morrigan's Pit, 2007-11-27 in a live review of Demons of the Opera.
Oskar Norberg and Joakim Jonsson started playing together around 1996-1998 and furthermore started a band. In 1999 t