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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
Anvil Bathory
Demons and Wizards Racer X
Scanner Sinner
Karaboudjan Mondo Generator
Exmortem Grave Digger
Deceased Regurgitate
Goatwhore Twisted Tower Dire
Godsmack Queensryche
Ring of Fire Advent
Metallica Powergod
Valley's Eve The Chainsaw
Evolution Black Sabbath
SelfInflicted Iced Earth
Paragon Sevendust
Crystal Eyes Edguy
Primal Fear DevilDriver
Deivos Tesla
Celesty Jag Panzer
Bang The Union Leash Law
Bleeding Inc Wolf
Ministry Zaius
Hatework Spiral Madness
Acrid Fireaxe
Ungodly Black Destiny
Imp Wintersun
Z02 Jungle Rot
Throcult Acheron
Overlorde Agnostic Front
Anger Karmakanic
Scenteria Kings X
Crionics Korpiklaani
Astral Doors Hibria
Yyrkoon Heartcry
Hellfire Suidakra
Magica Swallow The Sun
Gizmachi Raintime
Def Leppard Groundcrew
Manntis Maximum Overdrive
Goddess Of Desire Prowler Inc.
Leaves Eyes Dam
Clutch Pagan's Mind
Eternal Reign Evergrey
Forever Slave Twilight
Mabon Arthemis
Spellbound Gojira
Asrai Chain Collector
The Tenth Circle Motorhead
Dismember From This Day
Enforsaken Brother Hawk
Totalisti Sepultura
Across Tundras Naked Beggars
Blackmore's Night Intronaut
Poison Steep
Leviathan/Sapthuran Manngard
The Smashup Candlemass
The Sword Abysmal Dawn
Ensoph Dawn of Azazel
Before Silence Cult of Luna
Suzukiton Amon Amarth
Psycroptic Warface
Mouth of the Architect Belphegor
Isis Eighteen Visions
Twinball Panzerchrist
Winger Demise
Gaza Handful of Hate
Twisted Into Form Diagnose: Lebensgefahr
Lost Eden Onslaught
Mindgrinder Necrophobic
Madking Ludwig White Wizzard
Divine Empire Spit Like This
Lipstick Magazine Ulcerate
Sworn Enemy Echoes of Eternity
Dantesco Shining Star
Virgin Black Trinacria
Bullet For My Valentine Deadsea
Kiuas Papa Roach
Battleroar Mustasch
My Dying Bride DC4
Giant Squid Suffocation