Friday 5

Friday 5: Top Swedish Metal From The Top Of The Century

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Happy Friday, MetalSucks reader! Welcome to MetalSucks Friday 5, our awesome series that appears every Friday (duh) on MetalSucks (duhh) and involves the quantity of five (duhhh).

Here’s how it works: A list of best/worst/weirdest/whatever five somethings is posted by one of your beloved MetalSucks contributors or by one of our buds (like you?). Then you, our cherished reader, checks it out, has a chuckle, then chimes in with a list of the same. No sweat, just whatever springs to mind, k? (Just like that movie about those losers working at a Chicago record store!) After all, it’s Friday — the day dedicated by the gods to mindless, fun time-wasting. Now let us voyage to the place and time of Wallender and the Göteborg riots!

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THE FIVE

The Top Five Death-Thrash Anthems of Early 2000s Sweden!

THE LISTER

Emperor RhombusMetalSucks contributor

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1. Darkane “Emanation Of Fear”
from Insanity
(Century Media) || 2001

Could a song be catchier? That big haughty pre-chorus, that duel vocal on the chorus, that wailing outdo … Like candy for your ears.

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2. The Crown “Deathexplosion”
from Deathrace King
(Metal Blade) || 2000

Not only is this song basically about the Grim Reaper leading the armies of Hell, but also its title reminds me of the night I lost my virginity! Get into it.

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3. Hypnosia “Circle Of The Flesh”
from Extreme Hatred
(Hammerheart) || 2000

Extreme Hatred may be the greatest thrash album of the ’00s — and no one knows about it. After hearing this song on an SOD Magazine sampler, I never forgot Hypnosia.

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2. Carnal Forge “Cursed”
from The More You Suffer
(Century Media) || 2003

Man, this band could not die! It just kept pummeling and pummeling! This atmospheric muscle machine is the perfect music for self-loathing and weight-lifting.

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1. Corporation 187 “Low Pitched”
from Subliminal Fear
(Wicked World) || 2000

Can you tell that these guys started as a Slayer cover band? Cause I sure fucking can!

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