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SWEDISH DEATH METAL - By Daniel Ekeroth (BOOK)


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Book of the Year 2008, Decibel Magazine - English Writen.

_Ekeroth knows of what he writes_5 of 5 stars? É Revolver

_A sprawling epic of a book_basically the perfect read for extreme metal fans.? É Bravewords & Bloody Knuckles, 9.5 of 10

_Death Metal musician and author Ekeroth shows a true fan's dedication? É Publishers Weekly, Starred Review/Pick of the Week

_Daniel Ekeroth has impressively balanced a high level of raw data with a loving, subjective tone. Aspiring authors of such future volumes are advised to approach their subjects with the same care and passion." É Metal Maniacs

The ultimate blow-by-blow account of Sweden's legendary death metal underground, based on exclusive interviews with members of Nihilist/ Entombed, In Flames, At the Gates, Dismember, Grave, Hypocrisy, Opeth, Unleashed, Marduk, Morbid, Mob 47, Deranged, Edge of Sanity, Merciless, Therion, Liers in Wait, Carnage, Carcass, Tiamat/Treblinka, Afflicted, Repugnant, and the Haunted.

  • 450 densely-illustrated pages
  • Heavy-duty 130gsm paper
  • Revised and Expanded 300-page history, PLUS 150 pages including highly opinionated band encyclopedia, gallery, and fanzine bibliography
  • Written by Daniel Ekeroth (of Insision, Tyrant, Dellamorte, Diskonto; and author ofViolent Italy)
  • Ships with exclusive free metal button
  • "Finally, the true story of Swedish death metal! This book brought me back to the good old days"ÉTomas Lindberg, At the Gates/ Grotesque/Disfear

    "Death metal ruled my adolescent years. The problem is I don_t remember half of it! This tome of dark recollections is the chance to set things straight."ÉNicke Andersson, Nihilist/Entombed/The Hellacopters

    "Read this book if you are willing to be subjected to the story behind the extreme face-melting, flesh-ripping, ear-slaying, gut-blasting phenomenon known as Swedish death metal!"ÉChris Reifert, Death/Autopsy

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Review On Jul 29, 2010 by Vomit blasphemy
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Title: Half good and half bad
Comments: Ezkroth knows a lot about Swedish death metal... A LOT!!!! His history is interesting and informative and reminded me about some wonderful bands from that era that I had forgotten about. He quickly analyzes the development of that scene and gives pertinent and intelligent information for the reader.
All in all the first half is a great read. However, there are two fairly large problems I have with this book. The first is the completely unnecessary history of extreme metal. Very few people outside of metal are going to read this book. Most of us know how metal formed and quite honestly some of his information is not totally correct. The fact was, in america, there were two different schools... thrash metal and speed metal. Thrash metal was metal the borrowed the aesthetic,

 
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