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.

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.

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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Vehemence Seether
Vaginal Carnage Mortician
Manowar Alchemy X
Pelican Tungsten
Byfist Nicta
Iced Earth Dream Weaver
Mnemic Pink Cream 69
Krisiun Primal Fear
Fraise Dew Scented
Volbeat TNA
Node Shiva
I Hate Sally Black Stone Cherry
Superchrist Celesty
Jag Panzer Freakhouse
Cans Madison Paige
Lonewolf Cyst
Brutal Mastication Goatsnake
Joey Belladonna Meliah Rage
Killswitch Engage Images of Eden
Occult Eternal Flight
I.C.E. Blind Guardian
The 7 Method Azrael's Bane
Kinetic Scenteria
Motley Crue The Apocalyptic Riders
Kings X Kamelot
Vicious Circle Car Bomb
Carina Alfie Ravensthorn
Diecast Cemetary
Antares Kaamos
Lord Gore Debris Inc.
System Of A Down Slumber
Nightrage Sothis
Nuse Horna
Gaia The Father Panic Riot Orchestra
Alice Cooper Fates Warning
Widow Wetwork
Morgana Lefay Iron Maidens
A Lower Deep Warchild
Painmuseum Peccatum
V:28 1349
Forever Slave Barcode
Third Degree Ewigkeit
Vinterriket Arthemis
Ghost Machinery Doomfoxx
Overmars Wolfmother
Avulsed Midnight Idols
Dragonlord Nocturnal Rites
Taunusheim Insense
Pile of Heads Sepultura
Powerglove Intronaut
Poison Hell-Born
Scum Boris
Leviathan/Sapthuran Viron
Manngard Warrant (Amer)
Imagika Dream Or Nightmare
Stormcrow TK-421
Before Silence Cult of Luna
Smohalla Azure
Space Odyssey Swashbuckle
Nachtmystium Burialmound
Death Breath Setherial
Thy Majestie Isis
Eyes of Ligeia Darkness Eternal
Steve Cone Twisted Into Form
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Hardcore Superstar
Battered Necrophobic
Cruachan Mendeed
Mithras Nominon
Warner Drive Glorior Belli
Blut Aus Nord Keldian
Destynation Mongrel
Distorted I Shalt Become
Pop Evil Straight Line Stitch
Armory Embalming Theatre
Souls Of We Mar De Grises
Bible Of The Devil End of Man
Something Beautiful Mustasch