A Look at Metal Producer Peter Tagtgren
4/11/2014 2:01:15 PM by Eric

Twenty-four years ago Peter Tagtgren helped pioneer the Swedish death metal scene. At the time there were a handful of Swedish acts getting their knuckles wet with brutality. Tagtgren traveled stateside to Florida and picked up the art from Malevolent Creation, Suffocation and Morbid Angel. He carried that sound back to Sweden and planted the seeds for a fruitful career both as a musician and producer. His band Hypocrisy combined the Floridan death metal sound with a European flavor. It was different than what Dark Tranquility and At the Gates were doing at the time because Tagtgren was not a heavy user of NWOBHM melody or riffs. Bands like Hypocrisy, Dismember, Entombed and Edge Of Sanity borrowed heavily from US thrash and death to breed their own wicked children. Tagtgren not only enjoyed success with Hypocrisy, a band that is still very active today, but also reached superstar status in Europe under his industrial-metal band called Pain. The talented Swede has also played in numerous black metal bands in Europe including his own called The Abyss…[Full Column]

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