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mercilessonslaught
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:11 pm 
 

I have always really enjoyed the Swedish death metal sound, especially the chainsaw guitar tone. I really think that tone is probably one of the best things in all of metal. It's so recognizable and distinct, its featured on so many albums, yet each album that uses it has the potential to be completely different from the last.

I've been compiling a lot of Swedish death metal releases lately, and I was curious for some recommendations of lesser known bands/releases, that are still good. I guess you can say I'm looking for the hidden gems of Swedish DM.

I have releases by all of the typical artists, such as Dismember, Entombed, Grave, etc but I've also been checking out stuff by artists like Grotesque and God Macabre.

Anyone want to recommend some lesser known/hidden gem releases? I prefer the classic era in the 90s but I'm open to revival albums as well. For instance, Gatecreeper's full length utilizes the chainsaw tone to the fullest and it just came out recently. I think that album is pretty damn good, too.

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STORMM
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:54 pm 
 

Brand new and from Japan, this is Morbid Art, heavily influenced by the Swedish classics.

https://morbidart.bandcamp.com/album/the-cult-of-flesh
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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:58 pm 
 

Gorement's The Ending Quest is more melodic than most of the bands of the swedeath scene, but it's still a great album, you may want to check it out!

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:08 pm 
 

Cemetary's first album, An Evil Shade of Grey, is pretty cool. I haven't checked out their other albums, but they're a band that's been around for a good while despite not really getting much attention compared to Entombed and the like. The only thing kinda annoying is the squeaky guitar thanks to the production, but An Evil Shade of Grey is otherwise a solid album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReHyqVkgkbE
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Hayisforhorses
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:35 am 
 

Second Gorevent great record

Utumno - Across the horizon (great album crushing and furious stuff despite the placid album cover)

Crematory - the exordium (great demo disgustingly downtuned trudging Autopsy esque dm with some slithery Demigod esque riffing)

Crypt of Kerberos - cyclone of insanity (wasn't a big fan of their album but this 7" rips, rawer sound but still different enough to be interesting)

Eructation - demo (not typically Swedish, kind of Atheist and Invocator style thrashy death metal with some great riffs)

Divine Eve - Last of the sunset faded/As the angels weep (Excellent us act with a distinctly Swedish tone, good mix of don't Celtic Frost and punky swe-death influences.

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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:27 pm 
 

Newer bands
Ashcloud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zNSwNoMqo4
Lik - Dismember worship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pNG3kTdxuI
Under the Church - Contains Members of Nirvana 2002.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82sOFJ8FGZw
Abscession
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9aw1fwXbNo
Demonical - One of the bigger 2000s bands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfsSP6kBQCI

90s bands
Authorize
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MwYvsp38vA
Carnage - May be too obvious. Members of Dismember
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgZcYgoFZBM
Adversary - Few demos that got a re-release last year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wf2Xs7anoM
Internal Decay (If you like Gorement you should like this one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umzCFqFQ2ZU
Nominon (Been around a long time with a lot of material under their belt. Solid, classic sounding Swede Death)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASgK2ziRdaU
Uncanny (Their album is one of my favorites. Has that Dismember oriented melody, which works so well)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jkNN-fYuRw

The list is a long one, and some more would be Corrosive Carcass (Newer one), Fulmination, Megaslaughter, Kaamos (early 2000s), Toxaemia, Macrodex, Inverted, Ribspreader (newer one), Tormented (newer one), Goddefied, Entrails (newer one), Desultory (These guys recently split sadly).


Check out Rogga Johansson and his many projects also.
https://www.metal-archives.com/artists/ ... ansson/664

There are plenty more, and some bands from other countries are doing a good job emulating the Swedish style, but these are all Swedish ones.
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Amber Gray
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:37 pm 
 

Youtube: show
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mercilessonslaught
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Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:52 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:21 pm 
 

AcidWorm wrote:
Newer bands
Ashcloud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zNSwNoMqo4
Lik - Dismember worship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pNG3kTdxuI
Under the Church - Contains Members of Nirvana 2002.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82sOFJ8FGZw
Abscession
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9aw1fwXbNo
Demonical - One of the bigger 2000s bands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfsSP6kBQCI

90s bands
Authorize
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MwYvsp38vA
Carnage - May be too obvious. Members of Dismember
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgZcYgoFZBM
Adversary - Few demos that got a re-release last year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wf2Xs7anoM
Internal Decay (If you like Gorement you should like this one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umzCFqFQ2ZU
Nominon (Been around a long time with a lot of material under their belt. Solid, classic sounding Swede Death)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASgK2ziRdaU
Uncanny (Their album is one of my favorites. Has that Dismember oriented melody, which works so well)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jkNN-fYuRw

The list is a long one, and some more would be Corrosive Carcass (Newer one), Fulmination, Megaslaughter, Kaamos (early 2000s), Toxaemia, Macrodex, Inverted, Ribspreader (newer one), Tormented (newer one), Goddefied, Entrails (newer one), Desultory (These guys recently split sadly).


Check out Rogga Johansson and his many projects also.
https://www.metal-archives.com/artists/ ... ansson/664

There are plenty more, and some bands from other countries are doing a good job emulating the Swedish style, but these are all Swedish ones.


Awesome! Thanks for the comprehensive list! The is a lot of stuff to check out.

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This is a great album. Always enjoyed this one.

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Cynical
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:20 am 
 

First two Seance albums.

For stuff in the "sounds somewhat Swedishy but isn't Swedish" category, the first Intestine Baalism album and the second Cenotaph album..
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Xymosys
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Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:19 am
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Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:50 am 
 

Sweden is full of unknown and hidden death metal gems, especially from the early and mid 90's.
Just pick some band, etc. Vomitory and go for similar artists :D
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:09 am 
 

https://www.metal-archives.com/board/vi ... 11&t=38278
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