"In brutality we show no
Finnish Death Metal special - Part 1.
Featuring interviews with Carcase Inc., Death du Jour,
Deepred, Exit Wounds, Luciferase, Scent of Flesh,
Slugathor, Sotajumala, Source of Demise, Torn and
All Interviews & Intro by Luxi
Does anyone still remember names from a nearly forgotten Finnish Death
Metal scene such as Funebre, Abhorrence, Xysma, Disgrace, Convulse,
Phlegethon, Demigod, Purtenance, Cartilage, Demilich, Vomiturition, etc.
etc. All those bands made the Finnish Death Metal scene worthwhile and
darn interesting in the first half of the 90īs until many bands from this
particular genre just seemed to vanish away rather mysteriously due a
number of different reasons. In many cases it seemed to happen suddenly.
For a relatively long time, we Finnish metalheads basically somehow
lost all these "important" bands from our once so strong Death
Metal scene. Some of the bands developed their style into a less Death
Metal orientated style. Others chose to completely throw away their Death
Metal roots to continue with new fields of metal music and some simply
split up for good. Within a few years, the Finnish Death Metal scene was
replaced by such acts Children of Bodom, Nightwish, Moonsorrow, Thy
Serpent, The Black League, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Sonata Arctica, etc. -
all good bands at their own unique style, but didnīt have anything in
common with the brutality and heaviness of the past Finnish Death Metal
scene at all.
But as it seems to many of us, some certain genres of metal seem to go
in cycles. Thatīs what I believe has happened with the Death Metal scene
in Finland during the last 2-3 years or so and itīs still strengthening
itself and getting stronger all the time. I decided to dig this new
fertile ground for some new Finnish Death Metal acts a bit deeper than
just scratch its surface and introduce a heavy fistful of some of the best
Death metal bands that has been produced in Finland within these last few
Now prepare to enjoy a ride with 11 newcomers in the Finnish Death
Metal map... and I warn you in advance that this particular ride may be
īa bitī longer than one might expect at first... ;)
This is the second in depth report on the Finnish extreme metal scene from
Luxi. I hope you've all read Luxi's first feature which provided an interesting
look into the world of Finnish Speed/Thrash metal.
Again the layout for this massive feature is broken down into a series of pages. The link
to read on to the next part of the feature can be found at the bottom of
each page. Thanks to the bands for providing the pics to us. While reading along, if you wonder what
band a pic if for, simply hover your mouse over the picture and a handy tool tip
will reveal the band name...enjoy.
Part 1 of the feature...