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Hail to.......Sweden (Swedish Heavy Metal)

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by RadicalThrasher, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. RadicalThrasher

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    Got the idea from @Krow NWOBHM thread. Same idea here. Post classic and obscure stuff (and even new or retro stuff I guess :err:) and discuss. Seems like Sweden churned out a ton of classic or traditional heavy metal in the 80's. A lot of it very catchy, melodic and pretty kick ass. If the thread works, cool! If not then it can fade into obscurity.

    Some favorite tunes.
    @Master_Yoda77 posted this is getting reissued. Awesome news because its killer stuff. Have a bootleg cd so I'll be grabbing it.





    And pretty big fan of these guys



     
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    Listening to this a lot lately too



     
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    I never got super deep into the Sweden scene, but Crystal Pride's Silver Hawk can go up against most of the world's competition

     
  4. Dazed and Brutal

    Dazed and Brutal Yall About to Witness

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    Kind of spotty, but kicks in half way through the record:




    More on Dooomy side, but worthy sabbath worship:




    'Beauty and the Beast' is a great track, but it takes a sharp dip in the second half:



    Endearingly goofy vocals with some progressive flourishes:



    Late 80s Metal Church worship:



    Punchy production values:

     
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    Heavy Load, Axe Witch, and Overdrive are all killer. Never heard Crystal Pride or Mercy. Not sure about Torch or Silver Mountain. Checked out that Crystal Pride track last night, pretty awesome. Will give the other stuff a proper listening after work.

    One of the better tracks on that Overdrive Swords and Axes album




    A couple EP's



     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Godly thread. Most of my favorite classics have been posted, here's some new stuff I like:





     
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    Picked this album up not too long ago. Some tracks that stood out.







    Whole album is actually pretty solid
     
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    Just discovered this and find it quite enjoyable:



    And here's the demo version of the first song of the live clip above:



    A new band, but sounding rather "old school".
     
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    I've been getting into Swedish black metal a lot lately. I think it is better than Norwegian black metal. Marduk, Dissection, The Black, and Watain kick way more ass than Burzum and Darkthrone IMO. I will always be nostalgic about the Norwegian bands though because they got me into black metal.
     
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    Lethal's demo "Demolition" isn't that old (it's from 2004), but I think its old school Thrash Metal qualifies for this topic. The vocals remind me to a certain extent of those on my favourite Hexenhaus album "A Tribute to Insanity" (which probably isn't underground enough anymore on this forum to mention it here or is it?), as well some parts of the following songs:







    They also released one full-length album, but I agree with the one who uploaded their demo-songs on youtube: I like the raw sound of the demo better.
     
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    Picked up a demo comp from these guys recently.



     
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    yeah dude, i kept meaning to post about it in here. it'll probably be on my year end list if i decide to count comps.
     
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    Discovered these guys today by chance, pretty sweet galloping soaring power metal.



    Old favourite.
     
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    This thread is kewl. It's interesting how much of this sound made into that classic Sunlight death metal, in a form borrowed more directly via Candlemass. This fills in a gap in the evolutionary tree of the shit I dig. Thanks all!
     

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