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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.

MERCILESS - THE AWAKENING
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.

CARNAGE - DARK RECOLLECTIONS
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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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Demons and Wizards Scanner
Steel Prophet Children Of Bodom
Twilight Odyssey Mondo Generator
Solemnity Cradle of Filth
Goatwhore Deranged
Twisted Tower Dire Helloween
Godsmack Nazareth
Sickspeed Wizard
Abigor Powergod
Carnal Forge Alchemy X
Johnny Lokke Hammerwhore
Goat Horn Dragonforce
Rage Steel Preacher
Eidolon Windseeker
Hypocrisy Slayer
Deivos Fairyland
Mother Misery Three Inches of Blood
Volbeat Superchrist
Jaw Messiah's Kiss
Bleeding Inc David Shankle Group
Jorn Ministry
Schenker/ Pattison Summit Psychotron
Final Dawn Annihilator
Chris Caffery Dark Ruin
Conquestador Silent Force
Acheron Anger
Jackyl Triumph
Napalm Death Mercenary
Milkweed Hellfueled
Kamelot Impaled
Seige of Hate Labyrinth
Heartcry Hellfire
Soulscar Desire Black
Angtoria Nevermore
Apocalyptica Backyard Babies
the missing: Cemetary
Alex Skolnick Trio Pure Inc
Bleed The Sky Axel Rudi Pell
Kinrick Operatika
Callenish Circle Raintime
Slumber Hatesphere
Disbelief Sothis
God Among Insects Slough Feg
Sentenced Nuse
Leaves Eyes Dam
Alice Cooper Widow
Painmuseum Black Majesty
Crystal Fate Casus Belli
Vinterriket Mistress
Avulsed Asrai
Mastermind Bronx Casket Company
Motorhead Taunusheim
Early Man From This Day
Enforsaken Nobody's Fool
Pile of Heads Thryfing
Poison Ephel Duath
Thyrane Nightmare
Daylight Dies Hell-Born
Dissection Clawfinger
Leviathan/Sapthuran The Ocean
Viron Imagika
Speed/Kill/Hate TK-421
Bloodbound Azure
She Said Destroy Dendura
Burialmound Pump
Belphegor The Finals
Enochian Crescent Wastefall
Semargl Venom
Darkness Eternal Celtic Frost
Handful of Hate Battered
Terry Sullivan Warbringer
Lord Belial Merciless Death
Passion Manes
Lipstick Magazine Malevolent Creation
The Wonderfools Fight
Cauldron Keldian
Pathology Gutted With Broken Glass
Puscifer Hacksaw Surgery
Trinacria Mar De Grises
Nasty Idols My Dying Bride
Sotajumala DC4