Hammerheart Records



Dismember’s debut album is one of the crucial documents of the early-’90s Swedish death metal scene. Along with Unleashed’s Where No Life Dwells, Grave’s Into the Grave, and Entombed’s Left Hand Path, this album established a sonic template that retro acts like Bloodbath and Death Breath, and young bands like Fatalist, are still adhering to today. Every song on this classic album is a killer, and all make the case for the Swedish variety of death metal, grinding, less fixated on technical achievement than in getting heads banging and mosh pits exploding, being superior to the Floridian scene with which it coexisted.