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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
LA Guns Mondo Generator
Dokken Rebellion
Stratovarius Norma Jean
Warhorse Circle II Circle
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Dark Moor
Sickspeed Wizard
Angel Dust Late Nite Romeo
Cage October 31
Shakra Iced Earth
Godiva Sevendust
Wycked Synn Runemagick
King Diamond Beautiful Creatures
Mnemic Windseeker
Stalker Pink Cream 69
Whitesnake Defiled
Out of the Lair Mother Misery
Fear Factory Death Angel
Silver Mountain Scala Mercalli
UFO Leash Law
Messiah's Kiss Low Earth Orbit
Fabrizio Bonanno Lilitu
After Forever Killswitch Engage
Black Destiny Rhapsody of Fire
Final Dawn Dio
Megadeth Necrodemon
Tartharia Acheron
Karmakanic Betrayer
Napalm Death Sonata Arctica
John Oliva's Pain Azrael's Bane
Feared Creation Of Infinity
Milkweed Kinetic
Cradle To Grave Gods Of Fire
Ligeia The New Breed
Soilwork Strikelight
Mechanical Poet Carbomb
Desire Black Apocalyptica
Samael Argument Soul
Kaamos Bruce Dickinson
Frantic Bleep Chastain
System Of A Down Gizmachi
Raintime Fastkill
Grand Magus Agents Of Man
Communic Ritual Killer
Gaia Sheavy
Holy Blood Agents Of The Sun
Iron Maidens Warchild
Loits Illuminatus
Eternal Reign Crystal Fate
ASG Twilight
Mabon Avenged Sevenfold
Paths Of Possession Phantom X
Mistress Spellbound
Wolfmother Zero Down
Dogs Of Winter Torture Killer
Absu Cannibal Corpse
Thyrane Hell-Born
Clawfinger Degree Absolute
Vore Elvenking
Down Factor Bludgeon
Dendura Amon Amarth
Psycroptic Time Requiem
Agalloch Fleshgore
Mouth of the Architect Woodtemple
Burialmound Skyforger
Anata Belphegor
Biolich Deicide
Gaza Twisted Into Form
The Gathering Hardcore Superstar
Lord Belial Crescent Shield
Zyklon Grenouer
Blood of the Black Owl Incrave
Cattle Decapitation The Prophecy
Rob Zombie Warner Drive
Glorior Belli David Galas
JR Ewing Fight
Himsa Depressed Mode
Cauldron Keldian
Frosthardr Alkemyst
40 Below Summer Deceiver
Manilla Road Moonshine
Intolerant Mar De Grises
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Papa Roach Something Beautiful
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