#104 May 1994


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Welcome to this weeks episode of Heavy Metal History. I delve into May of 1994 where we see one of the last albums to be released from the 2nd wave of Norwegian black metal, an album that took over 7 years to be written, recorded and released. All beset within the mayhem of a suicide, a murder a litany of burned churches and all while fostering a new genre into the zeitgeist of heavy metal. Elsewhere in the world far from the turmoil and elitism of the early black metal scene other disparate genres begin fusing sonic elements outside of their traditional soundscapes. Genres like Death metal and Grindcore coalesce elements to create a grandiose ferocity of noise and Non-metal influences like orchestral and classical music mix into the genre to create a more epic atmosphere of heaviness.

Albums discussed:

  • Gorement - “The Ending Quest”

  • Mayhem - “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”

  • Living Sacrifice - “Inhabit”

  • Biohazard - “State of the Word Address”

  • Fleshcrawl - “Impurity”

  • Napalm Death - “Fear, Emptiness, Despair”

  • Septic Flesh - “Mystic Places of Dawn”

  • Mekong Delta - “Visions Fugitives”

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