New Made in Sweden Column - Authorize
7/14/2021 by Frank Hill

Like the mid-90s erosion of Swedish Death metal into the folds of Black Metal, the late 80s had its own form of expulsion. Thrash metal was quickly disposed of in the pursuit of more brutal and heavier forms of extreme music. A lot of bands began as loose adaptations of American and German thrash metal. As the tape trading, fanzines and word of mouth started to spread, kids were quick to trade in their Kreator and Slayer for harsher material. It was a rite of passage.

In 1990, Morbid Fear changed their name to Authorize and hired a vocalist in Thomas Ek. Larssa Johansson. 'The Source of Dominion' was recorded in January of 1991 at F.S. Studio and produced and mixed by Bror Tornell (Divine Sin, Morgana Lefay). The album cover is shrouded in horror and reminds me of the old album covers of English bruisers Benediction (and Germany's Grinder). The record was released in early 1991, after Entombed's 'Left Hand Path' set the scene up in 1990...

Check out Eric Compton's ongoing column here...[Full Column Link]

<< back >>

HammerFall Steel Prophet
Big Dumb Face Deceased
Overkill Warhorse
Legend Firewind
Pelican The Chainsaw
Goat Horn Evolution
Exawatt Saint
Catch 22 Iced Earth
Fireball Ministry Curriculum Mortis
Lanfear Assrockers
Sludge! Sinergy
Beautiful Creatures Axenstar
Tad Morose Silent Scythe
Probot Doro
Dreamaker Black Stone Cherry
Celesty Deep Purple
Icon And The Black Roses Disarmonia Mundi
Gamma Ray Velvet Revolver
Gary Moore Ministry
Hatework Spiral Madness
Fabrizio Bonanno Devil In The Kitchen
Insomnium Goatsnake
Scorpions Joey Belladonna
Unearth Medusa
Annihilator Dark Ruin
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Seventh One
Behemoth Angra
Rush Creed
Dark Tranquillity Sonata Arctica
John Oliva's Pain Feared Creation
Bloody Sign Gods Of Fire
Kings X Hellfueled
Maze Of Torment Shatterpoint
Angtoria John Sykes
Darkthrone Samael
God Fear None Meshuggah
Drunkard Magica
Soul SirkUS Fire Alley
Kinrick Operatika
Sinisthra Fastkill
Grand Magus Burden Of Grief
Shade Empire Pro-Pain
Def Leppard Hatesphere
Astarte Python
Naglfar Maximum Overdrive
Communic Slough Feg
Unshine Kult ov Azazel
Evemaster Sebastian Bach
Killing Spree Resurrecturis
Sheavy Illuminatus
Violent Storm Dirty Americans
Winterfell Overloaded
Sun O))) Balatonizer
Mistress Gojira
Define Divine Mastermind
Midnight Idols Dogs Of Winter
Detonation Virgin Steele
Mental Care Foundation Sepultura
Katatonia 286
Nikki Puppet Leviathan/Sapthuran
Ampast Cavalar
Dream Or Nightmare Hirax
Black Crucifixion Upon Infliction
Royal Hunt Psycroptic
Ynis Vitrin Shadows Within
Vicious Rumors Zero Hour
Pretty Maids Anata
Oblomov Amputated
Mastodon Twinball
Darkness Eternal Deicide
Lecherous Nocturne Nagelfar
Cattle Decapitation Trouble
Divine Empire Tears
Trenchfoot Blut Aus Nord
Throneum Randy Ellefson
Cauldron Mongrel
I Shalt Become 40 Below Summer
Gutted With Broken Glass Witchfinder General
Bible Of The Devil End of Man
Wolfgate Sister Sin