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WATAIN

WATAIN

WATAIN (1998–PRESENT). Erik Danielsson (vocals), P. Forsberg (guitar), Set Teitan (guitar/bass), H. Jonsson (drums). Watain are a Swedish black metal band (there must be something in the water there … ) that has consistently turned out some of the most twisted and evil music in the genre since forming in 1998. The lyrics contain fairly typical satanic imagery but the music is a combination of almost progressive instrumentation and brutal vocals. The best album is still the classic Rabid Death’s Read more [...]
Dissection

DISSECTION

DISSECTION (1989–2006). Jon Nodtveidt (vocals/guitar), John Zwetsloot (guitar, replaced by Johan Norman, finally Set Tietan), Peter Palmdahl (bass, replaced by Bruce Leclercq), Ole Ohman (drums, replaced by Tomas Asklund). Dissection were a Swedish black metal band formed by guitarist and vocalist Jon Nodtveidt in 1989. The band was controversial for its dark lyrics and Nodtveidt later espousing of satanic and Aryan pride sentiments. The first record is fairly tame by black metal standards, Read more [...]
DISMEMBER

DISMEMBER

DISMEMBER (1988–PRESENT).Robert Sennback (vocals/bass), Richard Cabeza (bass, later Sharlee d’Angelo), David Blomqvist (guitars), Fred Estby (drums). Dismember are a long-running Swedish death metal band who have been grinding out the real death sound since their inception. The band started as a power trio, but after some personal turmoil, which included Sennback leaving the band for a while, the band regrouped in 1991 with new bassist Cabeza and Sennback handling vocals. The promise of Read more [...]
Carcass

CARCASS

CARCASS (1985–95, 2007–PRESENT). Sanjiv (vocals, replaced by Bill Steer, Jeffrey Walker, Bill Steer), Michael Amott (guitar), Jeff Walker (bass), Ken Owen (drums, replaced by Daniel Erlandsson). Carcass were one of the earliest and most important of the new generation of grindcore/death metal bands. The band was started by Steer, Owen, and Walker in 1984 and was quickly hailed for the brutal power of their live shows and the uncompromising power of their first record, the classic Reek Read more [...]