Made in Sweden

It's only fitting that our first issue of the new Maximum Metal column "Made in Sweden" focuses on the tome that provoked it -"Swedish Death Metal" by Daniel Ekeroth. If Douglas Adams offered "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" then Ekeroth surely offers "The Passenger's Guide to Hell".

What is Swedish Death Metal? What is the fascination? What in the bloody Hell happened to the kids in Stockholm? Ekeroth offers an abundance of rich, scholarly texts deciphering one of metal's most energetic and awe-inspiring moments in time. It's aptly titled "Swedish Death Metal" for a reason. Ekeroth gives it all to us--glorious, gut-wrenching, defining as it is--in one extremely heavy volume of tunes and tombs. --Eric Compton, Maximum Metal

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. The Haunted. Children Of Bodom
. Vicious Mary. Mondo Generator
. Stratovarius. Goatwhore
. Kalibas. Vaginal Carnage
. Rawhead Rexx. Lamb of God
. Ravage. Late Nite Romeo
. Tungsten. Exawatt
. Saint. Fireball Ministry
. Bloodbath. Thunderbolt
. The Graveyard Boulevard. Morbid Angel
. Evanesce. Crystal Eyes
. Malstrom. Stryper
. Eidolon. Tad Morose
. Silent Scythe. Fraise
. Hard Echo. Neverland
. F5. I Hate Sally
. Silver Mountain. Drowning Pool
. Killik. Celesty
. Riot. Jag Panzer
. Leash Law. Cans
. Bleeding Inc. Outworld
. Wolf. Icon And The Black Roses
. Cyst. Joe Stump
. House of Lords. Devil In The Kitchen
. Unleashed. Meliah Rage
. Rhapsody of Fire. Images of Eden
. Katagory V. Megadeth
. Polterchrist. Necrodemon
. Slowlife. Throcult
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. Twisted Sister. Scenteria
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. Severe Torture. Ignitor
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. Brand New Sin. Darkane
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. Thor. Wetwork
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. Mercyful Fate. Illuminatus
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. Mental Care Foundation. Witchery
. Across Tundras. Katatonia
. Beyond Fear. Wolves in the Throne Room
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. Down Factor. 8th Sin
. The Strongest Proof. TK-421
. Royal Hunt. Cult of Luna
. Bloodbound. Azure
. Paul Bonrud. From the Grave
. Amputated. Mastodon
. Eighteen Visions. Extium
. Deicide. Kotipelto
. Melechesh. Hardcore Superstar
. Lost Eden. With Passion
. Throne of Katarsis. Necrophobic
. The Chronicles of Israfel. Merciless Death
. Cattle Decapitation. White Willow
. Tears. Warner Drive
. Transmission 0. Retrospective
. Lipstick Magazine. David Galas
. Depressed Mode. Temple Of Blood
. Cauldron. Destynation
. Distorted. Orthodox
. Rosetta. Mortiis
. The Obsessed. Jesus Martyr
. Pop Evil. Blood Haven
. Burzum. Intolerant
. Iron Fire. Place Of Skulls
. Faded Hope. Crown The Lost
. Suspyre