New "Made in Sweden" Column--Merciless and Carnage!
8/25/2017 8:15:06 PM by Frank Hill

Continuing our ongoing look at the Swedish extreme music scene of the late 80s/early 90s.

The record is a monumental achievement for extreme metal in Sweden. While it doesn't contain the traditional down-tuned sound that would define the country's death metal scene, its aggression and dark nature is certainly a catalyst for more extreme bands. It pushed the envelope from vocals to speed.

We touched on the first Dismember demos and their pivotal 1991 debut 'Like an Everflowing Stream'. It's only fitting that we analyze a band that had very close ties with Dismember, so much that they shared ideas, songs and band members--Carnage.

Read two newcolumns of Eric Compton's look at the early Swedish Death Metal scene here...[Full Column Link]

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Tiamat Disturbed
Deranged Symphorce
Skullview Helloween
Warhorse Lamb of God
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Tungsten Black Sabbath
Chainsnap Evanesce
Crystal Eyes Sinergy
Stryper Duke
Halloween Attacker
Pink Cream 69 Pharaoh
Defiled Soul Reaper
Dreamaker Tesla
Soil Cryonic Temple
Freakhouse David Shankle Group
Skyfire Edge Of Forever
Low Earth Orbit Juggernott
Joe Lynn Turner Ungodly
Unleashed Black Destiny
Rhapsody of Fire Beaten Back To Pure
Lullacry Otep
Annihilator Valume Nob
Necrodemon Jamie. St. James
Tartharia Acheron
Seventh One The 7 Method
Hanzel Und Gretyl Sonata Arctica
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Maze Of Torment Astral Doors
Vicious Circle Mechanical Poet
Soulscar Suidakra
Angtoria Ravensthorn
Chuck Schuldiner Stormwarrior
Kaamos Severe Torture
Freedom Call God Fear None
Frantic Bleep Magica
Swallow The Sun Strapping Young Lad
Impiety Embraze
Astarte Amorphis
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Testament Sentenced
Unchained Secrets She Kept
Prowler Inc. Sebastian Bach
Alice Cooper Scar Symmetry
Flotsam & Jetsam Octavia Sperati
Avenged Sevenfold Vinterriket
Dechrist Mistress
Spellbound Gojira
Overmars Vile
Urizen Chain Collector
The Tenth Circle Vanquished
Sodom Nobody's Fool
Across Tundras Katatonia
Poison Daylight Dies
Scum Dissection
Tris Katone Degree Absolute
Elvenking Candlemass
Bludgeon Ensoph
Upon Infliction Suzukiton
Mouth of the Architect Burialmound
Hurt Wednesday 13
Sathanas Demise
Extium Starkweather
Urkraft Twisted Into Form
Warmachine Onslaught
In This Moment Warbringer
Crescent Shield Cattle Decapitation
White Willow Almah
Pantera Five Finger Death Punch
Gotthard Nominon
Since the Day Tears
Blut Aus Nord David Galas
The Wonderfools Mongrel
Shining Star I Shalt Become
Ost Est Ima Jesus Martyr
Blood Haven To-Mera
The Lamp of Thoth Trinacria
Iron Fire Kiuas
Winterfylleth Sotajumala