New "Made in Sweden" Column--Sorcery!
12/12/2018 by Frank Hill

Our "Made in Sweden" column, still in its infancy, has attempted to outline the building blocks of the Swedish Death scene. Many point to Bathory and their first two albums, 'Bathory' (1984) and 'The Return' (1985), as the early framework for the scene. Aside from Bathory, few bands had even reached a demo stage. The second-half of the 1980s were ultra-important to the formation of the scene with handfuls of bands learning instruments and putting some rough song ideas together. Sorcery were one of those early bands.

'Bloodchilling Tales' is a solid first effort with ten tracks of death metal triumph. Itwas such an important contributor to the Swedish Death metal scene. The album would later be re-released again in 1998 and 2006 by No Colours Records, in 2008 by Metal Inquisition, in 2013 by Xtreem Music and most recently by Bifrost Records in 2016. Further, the album was remixed, remastered and re-released with 'Rivers of the Dead' bonus tracks in 2013.

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