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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. Demons and Wizards. Into Eternity
. Vicious Mary. Rebellion
. Regurgitate. Neck
. Anthrax. Symphorce
. Seether. Usurper
. Ravage. Masterplan
. Dr. Butcher. October 31
. Johnny Lokke. Ion Vein
. Tungsten. Evolution
. Exawatt. Endless Time
. Saint. Dragonforce
. Sevendust. Rage
. Lanfear. Dream Weaver
. Axenstar. Stalker
. Fairyland. Hard Echo
. Neverland. Fear Factory
. Death Angel. Yngwie Malmsteen
. Evanescence. Bang The Union
. W.A.S.P.. Disarmonia Mundi
. Donnerkopf. Edge Of Forever
. Gamma Ray. Nova Lex
. Marillion. Hatework
. Dimmu Borgir. House of Lords
. Joe Lynn Turner. Ungodly
. Unleashed. Saxon
. Occult. Nashville Pussy
. Katagory V. Jungle Rot
. House of Shakira. GWAR
. Witchburner. Arch Enemy
. Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Seventh One
. The 7 Method. Behemoth
. Dark Tranquillity. Napalm Death
. Cradle To Grave. Emerald Sun
. Gods Of Fire. Ligeia
. The New Breed. Soilwork
. Astral Doors. Hibria
. Yyrkoon. Vicious Circle
. Mechanical Poet. Desire Black
. Chuck Schuldiner. Severe Torture
. God Fear None. Boomerang
. Bleed The Sky. Magica
. Lord Gore. Axel Rudi Pell
. Strapping Young Lad. Thunderblast
. Neil Turbin. Fastkill
. Babylon. Impiety
. Nightrage. Hatesphere
. Embraze. Manntis
. Python. Amorphis
. Sentenced. Monolithe
. Horna. Sebastian Bach
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. Edenbridge. Redemption
. Russell Allen. Crystal Fate
. Dirty Americans. 1349
. Twilight. Avenged Sevenfold
. The Absence. Ghost Machinery
. Damnation. Dechrist
. Spellbound. Define Divine
. Motorhead. Vanquished
. Dismember. Machina
. Enforsaken. Across Tundras
. Cannibal Corpse. Lair Of The Minotaur
. Codeon. Valhalla
. Down Factor. Stormcrow
. The Strongest Proof. Upon Infliction
. Michael Orlando. Unsilent Phenomenon
. Nachtmystium. Skid Row
. Ynis Vitrin. Pretty Maids
. The Abominable Iron Sloth. The Finals
. Venom. The Showdown
. Extium. Celtic Frost
. Steve Cone. Southern Gentleman
. Terry Sullivan. Throne of Katarsis
. Cruachan. Katrina Johansson
. Nominon. Since the Day
. Antigama. The Wonderfools
. Hearse. Himsa
. Temple Of Blood. Ensiferum
. Echoes of Eternity. Hell N' Diesel
. Keldian. Frosthardr
. Alkemyst. Gutted With Broken Glass
. Father Befouled. Aetherius Obscuritas
. Burzum. Puscifer
. Moonshine. The Lamp of Thoth
. Son of Eric. Papa Roach
. Battleroar. Caliban