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Merciless – The Awakening (1990)

Sometimes you want metal to hear some metal that is distilled to it's purest forms without the pretense of genre or labels or anything ground breaking or progressive. Sometimes that primal desire is what makes metal so enduring and Sweden's... Continue Reading →

Wardance – Heaven is for Sale (1990)

Two coincidental things are happening this week. 1: Banger TV is doing an episode on Speed Metal today. 2: My buddy Ben shared some music with me. Amongst that music was a band called Wardance which Metal Archives has labeled... Continue Reading →

Demolition Hammer – Tortured Existence (1990)

Demolition Hammer’s 1992 album Epidemic of Violence ranks as one of the best thrash metal albums ever to be produced, by anyone, ever. That’s not opinion, that’s just a fucking fact. Just listen to it, you can’t deny the sheer thrash... Continue Reading →

Carnage – Dark Recollections (1990)

That’s right kiddies, we’re heading back to Sweden, again. I don’t need to keep justifying the amount of Swedish metal on here. Swedish metal fucking rules and that’s all there is to it. Which brings us to Carnage, the short... Continue Reading →

Sadus – Swallowed in Black (1990)

Before I saw the date of this release I would have sworn this was mid 80′s German thrash. It’s that kind of vicious. The thrash that was the inspiration for death metal, that blurred the lines between the genres. But... Continue Reading →

Gamma Ray – Heading For Tomorrow (1990)

I spent the majority of this morning deep into the new My Dying Bride and new Skepticism albums. While both are fucking fantastic, you can only take so much doom at once and I needed something airy and light to... Continue Reading →

Count Raven – Storm Warning (1990)

Count Raven seem to be hailed has a forgotten or overlooked traditional doom treasure, lost in the wake of their fellow Swedish doomsters Candlemass or Katatonia. Speaking of Candlemass, that’s the sort of traditional doom vein that Count Raven plays... Continue Reading →

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