One of the most popular death metal subcultures is Swedish melodic death metal - or Gothenburg metal. This term stems from the rise in popularity of melodic death metal in Sweden in the early 90s - a movement spearheaded by In Flames, Dark Tranquility, and of course, At The Gates. At The Gates pioneered the … Continue reading 180: AT THE GATES
For a milestone post like 150, as well as the grand finale of a 6-day run of modern favourites, it couldn’t end with anyone but Ghost. I adore Ghost. Not to sound too hipster but, I’ve been fucking with Ghost since album number 1. Seeing their trajectory from European club show oddity to bonafide festival … Continue reading 150: GHOST
Hammerfall’s medieval/fantasy themed take on power metal is everything good about the subgenre - it’s bombastic, triumphant, celebratory, and just damn fun.
While countless bands have tried to emulate their monstrously complex, chainsaw-heavy groove, there will only ever be one Meshuggah. Nobody else will ever come close.
Tribulation’s signature sound, a gothic, progressive melodeath monster, is masterful and unique, and every bit deserving of the praise it receives.
Necrophobic really are one of the bands to beat when it comes to blackened death metal. The best elements of the influential genres are all on display here, combined into powerful, tremendously appealing, headbangers of tracks.