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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Racer X Opeth
White Skull Stratovarius
Cradle of Filth Kataklysm
Commit Suicide Nazareth
Godflesh Ravage
Masterplan God Dethroned
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Bloodbath Chainsnap
Kilfast King Diamond
Lanfear Sludge!
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Fraise Wicked Sensation
Asperity Hard Echo
Volbeat Soil
Black Stone Cherry Killik
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Riot Cans
Wolf Skyfire
Black Zodiac Joe Lynn Turner
Chapter VIII Skeletonwitch
Shadows Fall Lullacry
Slowlife House of Shakira
Tartharia Conquestador
Six Feet Under Silent Force
Acheron Seventh One
Tristania Feared Creation
Of Infinity Cradle To Grave
Requiem Aeternam Seige of Hate
Hellfire Ravensthorn
Backyard Babies Cemetary
Argument Soul Antares
Stormwarrior Severe Torture
Novembers Doom Boomerang
Lord Gore Axel Rudi Pell
Kryoburn Operatika
Thunderblast Neil Turbin
Ignitor Ramesses
Babylon Burden Of Grief
Throes of Dawn Rudra
Vicious Art Darkane
Leaves Eyes Killing Spree
Thor Impaled Nazarene
Havochate Edenbridge
Flotsam & Jetsam The Scourger
Warchild Lake Of Tears
Pagan's Mind Bolt Thrower
1349 Savage Circus
Arthemis Balatonizer
Thrones Crystal Ball
Spellbound Cryogen
Doomfoxx Gojira
Dragonlord Zero Down
Gorefest Virgin Steele
Hate Absu
Early Man From This Day
Sodom Enforsaken
Brother Hawk Blackmore's Night
Hell-Born Boris
Phoenix Mourning Imagika
Cataract Abysmal Dawn
Spawn of Possession Michael Orlando
Before Silence Jotunspor
She Said Destroy War Within
Woodtemple The Finals
Rotting Christ Twinball
Cult of Daath E-lane
Winger Lecherous Nocturne
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr With Passion
Terry Sullivan Static-X
Dezperadoz Grenouer
White Willow Five Finger Death Punch
Transmission 0 Wuthering Heights
Malevolent Creation Himsa
Temple Of Blood Keldian
Mongrel Glenn Hughes
Ride The Sky 40 Below Summer
Father Befouled Last Stone Cast
The Lamp of Thoth The More I See