Gammelsvensk Dödsmetallattack Volym 1.

Artist: PUTREFACTION, MACRODEX, TOXAEMIA, UNLEASHED

Title: Various

Label: Various

Year: 1989, 1990

Review by Mike Abominator

By Mike Abominator

Let’s take a journey to Sweden shall we? Those of you who know me KNOW that I worship the old Swedish Death Metal scene. So my first article for this killer site will be me talking about 4 classic demos from that era. These are some of my favorites from my own personal collection. I will examine these old tapes with a blood drenched hand and the stench of fresh corpse in my mouth. Enough of my yammering and puking, …

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Vendetta – ‘Brain Damage’

Artist: Vendetta

Title: Brain Damage

Label: Noise Records

Year: 1988

Review by The Thrash Bearer

1988 was indeed a great year for heavy metal and more specifically thrash metal. While there was a lot of movement in the US and Brazil underground with many classics being churned out, Deutschland didn’t lag behind by any means as the second wave of teutonic thrash acts such as Darkness, Paradox, Deathrow etc. made their presence felt with their full length releases. Vendetta was another promising teutonic foursome to join this elite squad. If their debut was a riff …

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At the Gates / Grotesque – ‘Gardens of Grief / In the Embrace of Evil’

Artist: At the Gates / Grotesque

Title: Gardens of Grief / In the Embrace of Evil

Label: Century Media

Year: 2001

Review by Tërrørgåsm

In reviewing the split release of At The Gates’ “Gardens of Grief” demo debut and Grotesque’s “In The Embrace of Evil” compilation, I find it best to begin with the latter; for although the cd begins with the former, AtG was spawned forth from the ashes of Grotesque, with Tomas “Goatspell” Lindberg on vocals and Alf “The Haunting” Svensson to join as guitarist alongside legendary founding member Necrolord. The material here is culled from the few demos the band released …

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Medieval – ‘Medieval Kills’

Artist: Medieval

Title: Medieval Kills!

Label: New Renaissance Records

Year: 1987

Review by Mike Keller

This is another band I have liked for what seems like aeons now, that recently has seemed to have risen in popularity amongst metalheads in general. Medieval hailed from Kalamazoo Michigan of all places and actually made a bit of noise in the early 80’s underground scene (they were worshipped by the legendary Bob Muldowney of Kick Ass Monthly Fanzine, appeared on Metal Massacre vol 4, along with a few of the New Ren comps), they released a few awesome …

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Sad Iron – ‘The Antichrist’

Artist: Sad Iron

Title: The Antichrist

Label: Dutch Steel

Year: 1985

Review by Mike Keller

This is a cool band I have been a fan of for some years now that recently have been unearthed from obscurity by the internet haha. Sad Iron were from Holland and formed in 1979. Like most bands they underwent lineup changes early on and did the usual local gigs and had apparently won some kind of contest and ended up on a live compilation LP called Holland Heavy Metal Vol. 1 in 1982, then would record their debut (and …

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