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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. Tiamat. Exmortem
. Rebellion. Deceased
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. Fozzy. Dark Moor
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. Catch 22. SelfInflicted
. Attacker. Pink Cream 69
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. Soul Reaper. Doro
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. Celesty. Jag Panzer
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. W.A.S.P.. Van Helsing’s Curse
. Nova Lex. Hatework
. Fabrizio Bonanno. Acrid
. Bonfire. Meliah Rage
. Rhapsody of Fire. Dark Age
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. Age Of Silence. Z02
. Polterchrist. Valume Nob
. Neurosis. Mine
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. Negative Creeps. Agnostic Front
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. Legion. Of Infinity
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. Hibria. Desire Black
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. Monolithe. Supagroup
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. The Strongest Proof. Non-Human Level
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. Destruction. Paul Bonrud
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. I. Death Breath
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. Handful of Hate. Phazm
. Battered. Terry Sullivan
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. Static-X. Merciless Death
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. Cattle Decapitation. Satariel
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. Echoes of Eternity. Mongrel
. Cockpit. Deceiver
. Mortiis. Father Befouled
. Aetherius Obscuritas. To-Mera
. Puscifer. Godhead
. Equilibrium. Trinacria
. Bible Of The Devil. Kiuas
. Son of Eric. Sin
. Papa Roach. Faded Hope
. Winterfylleth. Nasty Idols
. Mustasch. Sotajumala