The keepers of the dead: Obituary and Entombed

Primitive death metal’s ability to constantly re-invent itself within such simplistic parameters really is remarkable. By the early 1990s death metal was in danger of stagnating on all fronts. But despite the risks, there were those that insisted on carrying the flame for simple music that avoided the pitfalls of being simplistic. Two releases by … Continue reading The keepers of the dead: Obituary and Entombed

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Sunny Florida and death: Atheist and Deicide

Tampa Florida, what started life as an extreme take on thrash metal, by the 1990s, developed into a surprisingly diverse set of artists that swept to international stardom as a result. Morrisound Studios, where the majority of these works were recorded, became something a spiritual home for American death metal, indeed for the international scene … Continue reading Sunny Florida and death: Atheist and Deicide