#56 April 1998 Part One

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Welcome to this weeks episode of The Heavy Metal History Podcast!

This week we discuss and get into April of 1998 where we finally have an excellent cohesion of quality AND quantity of records released. The Chasm put forth their brand of Mexican Death Metal, Skinless refine the Brutal Death Metal genre. One of the most legendary Hardcore bands Converge release one of their finest albums and would go on to evolve and get better with every subsequent record released. Virgin Steel release a semi concept album infused with Power Metal. One of the more under rated and forgotten Cannibal Corpse records was released, it was their 2nd record with newest vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and first with newest guitarist Pat O’Brien, seriously just listen to the massive riff in the song “From Skin to Liquid” and Katatonia would take an entire genre into their hands with the release of their album “Discouraged Ones” . and this is just PART ONE! We will continue next week with even more releases in Part Two.

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Albums we discussed this week:

  • The Chasm - "Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph"

  • Skinless - "Progression Towards Evil"

  • Converge - "When Forever Comes Crashing"

  • Virgin Steele - "Invictus"

  • Cannibal Corpse - "Gallery of Suicide"

  • Katatonia - "Discouraged Ones"

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