New Column: 'Made in Sweden' --An Ongoing Look at the Early Swedish Death Metal Scene!
5/12/2017 3:39:11 PM by Frank Hill

Part 1: Intro
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. 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.

Part 2: Dismember - Like an Everflowing Stream
'Like an Everflowing Stream' is 26 years old and remains a legendary piece of not only Swedish death metal but extreme metal as a whole. Aside from Entombed's 'Left Hand Path', it could be considered the father of the genre. Dismember would go on to a storied career that lasted until 2011 and encompassed eight studio records and global touring that stretched from Asia to North America. Not too shabby for a bunch of Hell raising, beer drinking kids from Stockholm.

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

<< back >>

Cave In Leng Tch'e
Mudvayne The Great Deceiver
Twilight Odyssey Poisonblack
Dokken Disturbed
Solemnity Twelfth Gate
Goatwhore Seven Witches
Solace Nazareth
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Liege Lord
Late Nite Romeo Vyndykator
October 31 Hammerwhore
Dragonforce Wycked Synn
Morbid Angel Runemagick
Lanfear Primal Fear
Project: Failing Flesh Body Count
Fear Factory Soil
Yngwie Malmsteen downBleed
Epica Disarmonia Mundi
Highlord U.D.O.
Cyst Spiral Madness
Estuary House of Lords
Joe Lynn Turner Unleashed
Final Dawn Tearabyte
I.C.E. Valume Nob
Chris Caffery House of Shakira
GWAR Negative Creeps
Overlorde Angra
Cryme Creed
Dark Tranquillity Motley Crue
Ligeia The Mighty Nimbus
Miles Beyond Kings X
Loudblast Labyrinth
Mechanical Poet Nevermore
Backyard Babies Stormwarrior
Severe Torture Bleed The Sky
Frantic Bleep Axel Rudi Pell
Strapping Young Lad Disbelief
Vicious Art Ektomorf
Dark Funeral Unchained
Unshine Taake
Voyager Horna
Leaves Eyes Gaia
Killing Spree Fates Warning
Holy Blood Scar Symmetry
Octavia Sperati Future is Tomorrow
Loits Illuminatus
Dragonia Armored Saint
Violent Storm Third Degree
Running Wild Savage Circus
Gojira Ram-Zet
Define Divine Midnight Idols
God Forbid Gorefest
Beecher From This Day
End My Sorrow Totalisti
Witchery Naked Beggars
Cannibal Corpse Nightmare
Daylight Dies Event Horizon
Leviathan/Sapthuran Elvenking
Imagika Candlemass
Stormcrow Apiary
Before Silence Azure
Swashbuckle Hydrogyn
War Within Mouth of the Architect
Shadows Within I
Zero Hour Battle Bratt
Oblomov Semargl
Centinex Handful of Hate
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Battered
Terry Sullivan Throne of Katarsis
Dream Theater Static-X
Crescent Shield Incrave
Almah Satariel
Trouble Denial Fiend
Blut Aus Nord Lipstick Magazine
Malevolent Creation David Galas
Nation Beyond Pathosray
Bilocate Demonic Symphony
Pop Evil Puscifer
Moonshine Equilibrium
Alestorm Deadsea
End of Man Place Of Skulls
Sin Faded Hope
DC4 Raven