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6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of Swedish Death Metal (Part 1)

Put down your Entombed, Dismember, Grave & Unleashed albums.....and listen to these instead!

Continuing in the vein of our under-appreciated UK, U.S & German thrash features, Worship Metal now casts its critical eye over 6 under-appreciated classics of SWEDISH DEATH METAL and you can forget the big guns of the genre, as we’re focusing on those albums that tend to slip under the radar.

So, you’ll find no Grave, no Unleashed, no Dismember, no Entombed….not even Carnage! Enough has been said about these classics acts already. Instead, this feature is here to highlight those forgotten Swedish death metal classics which deserve far more love!

Starting with:

Desultory – Into Eternity (1993)

Into Eternity was the debut album from the perennially undervalued Desultory and despite its obscure nature, this is an album of considerable importance – and considerable skill – from Sweden’s early 90’s death metal scene!

Sure, Into Eternity essentially repeated the same formula over and over – much like the majority of their compatriots – but when your thrashy, semi-melodic, semi-progressive death metal is as uniformly consistent and consistently impressive as this, variety can fuck off!

At this stage in their career, Desultory were the equals of their more famous peers and with an abundance of soaring, clean leads and expressive bass lines, Into Eternity is an album that should be celebrated for perfectly combining a keen sense of melody with ultimate aggression.

If You Liked This, You Also Need To Hear: The melodic death metal majesty of follow-up album, Bitterness. Beware those vocals though, they’re an acquired taste!

About Chris Jennings (1406 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

3 Comments on 6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of Swedish Death Metal (Part 1)

  1. Seance NEEDS to be on the list. Both Fornever Laid to Rest, and Saltrubbed Eyes were incredible albums.
    And how about Afflicted’s Prodigal Sun?
    And Unanimated? Merciless?

    • Chris Jennings // April 25, 2018 at 4:08 pm // Reply

      Excellent choices…..and like it says in the title, this is just Part 1, plenty more to come! 🙂 \m/

  2. Scott Kendall // December 1, 2019 at 5:03 am // Reply

    Gorement Ending Quest has got to be in there as has Winterlong by God Macabre a good curve ball would be Hetsheads We hail the possessed

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