#57 April 1998 Part Two

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Welcome to this weeks (2nd) episode of Heavy Metal History!

April of 1998 part two, we pick up right where we left off with 6 more devastating albums to discuss, this is the month of Death Metal! Incantation release a seminal Death Metal record with “Diabolical Conquest” really pushing the genre into a whole new direction and sound all during the same time when the band Nile uses the influence of ancient Egypt to create a whole new sound and style of Death Metal as well. The legendary Suffocation decide to break up (Later would be called a hiatus) by putting out one of the most devastating EP’s ever released. Cephalic Carnage infuse a multitude of genres but merge mostly Grindcore and Death Metal to such a horrific and devastating degree with their “Conforming to Abnormality” album. Children of Bodom (who are almost literally children) release an album through sheer determination, technical prowess and Alexi Laiho would later become one of the best “Modern” guitar players in the genre. And of course…another Power Metal release, this time from Blind Guardian who use the inspiration of J.R.R Tolkien and Lord of the Rings to make an album.

Albums we discussed:

  • Incantation - "Diabolical Conquest"

  • Blind Guardian – “Nightfall in Middle-Earth

  • Children of Bodom – “Something Wild"

  • Nile – “Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

  • Cephalic Carnage – “Conforming to Abnormality

  • Suffocation – “Despise the Sun” EP

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