End of 1980s, beginning of 1990s. Sweden, Europe. I guess there were many different ways to express your musical soul. One could probably join ABBA tribute band in a local pub, be a roadie for Joey Tempest or Roxette, or dream of founding Ace of Base…or you could be a fucking death metal musician, ladies and gentlemen!
Yes, Sweden of the said era has brought us the finest stuff in OSDM European style – Swedish Death Metal. And while names like Dismember, Entombed, Grave or Unleashed might be well known among the deathsters, there were a few others giants of the genre, gone but not forgotten, who definitely need to be brought back to a new generation of lovers of metal. And why do you read about it here? Well…
One day I‘ve got quite nostalgic and started to search about some old stuff I hadn‘t heard before. Or heard but forgotten. And in old issue of Wild Rags mag I‘ve found mentioned Altar. Not Altar of „Youth Against Christ“ fame, the other one. From Sweden.