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Generic bands that have had one quality composition.

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My apologies, Chapel.  I attended public school and comprehend the qualifier "outside of" but I obviously wasn't reading very carefully -- probably had a cock in my eye -- and must of interpreted your statement to mean "most of Swedish death metal including ATG and Dismember". Whoops.

 I by and large agree with your assessment. However, you're forgetting Sacramentum's EP -- a fine example of Swedish death metal.

Entombed's early album is amazing, I think. But i find The Red in the Sky is Ours boring (I adore gardens of grief, however). Dissection are boring, so is sacramentum. Both I find are overly melodic and un mysterious, too influenced by heavy metal filtered through generic black/death playing technique.

Australian band 'Psychrist' had some powerful moments on their debut EP 'The Absymal Fiend'. They then turned shite with no narrative to their music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SCOBJXQdg

I got my digital hands on a copy of a rough mixed version of Dissection's Porn of The Cocks Bane. Surprisingly, the rough edges manage to alleviate the album from being Evil D(TM)  levels of gay.

Thanks for the tips and the in-depth descriptions.

But I feel the need to clarify what I intended with the thread.
I have lurked the site for the last 3 years and it is my understanding that
Speedmetal, Deathmetal, Blackmetal got overrun by copycats band that diden´t really
invent och improve the music. These band just used some copy/paste riffs from other bands
and barfed out an album.

Question: Is there any nuggets to be found among the C grade bands? If there was an
abundance of bands in these genres some of their SONGS, demos or ep's could by accident, or by design, turn out solid. Then the rest of the album/albums, and their music caréers, just be total shit.
Monkeys writing shakespear etc.

i dont even see the point in going on a pursuit for all the one hit wonders.  I wouldn't even give praise to a band if they had two or three excellent songs.   This is Metal we are talking about here, not the top 40's. A band has to have at least one quality FULL LENGTH album, for it to be worth your time. 

While not original, bands like Moonblood, Maniac Butcher, Nargaroth, Watain and the likes can have a few good tracks. If you got time to waste to search them.

My apologies, Chapel.  I attended public school and comprehend the qualifier "outside of" but I obviously wasn't reading very carefully -- probably had a cock in my eye -- and must of interpreted your statement to mean "most of Swedish death metal including ATG and Dismember". Whoops.

 I by and large agree with your assessment. However, you're forgetting Sacramentum's EP -- a fine example of Swedish death metal.
No problem. I usually classify Sacramentum, Dawn, Mörk Gryning, Unanimated and the second Dissection album as black metal rather than death metal, but I guess Sacramentum's early stuff is a bit more death metal-y. Dissection's first album sounds like total death metal to me, just with more arpeggios and acoustic guitar stuff going on. There are some other decent bands that came out of the Swedish death metal style like Gorement and Utumno, but something about that style's popularity really bugs me. I don't think that your music should be considered awesome just because of its guitar tone and "heaviness." It sounds more like ear candy.
While not original, bands like Moonblood, Maniac Butcher, Nargaroth, Watain and the likes can have a few good tracks. If you got time to waste to search them.
I agree with your assessment of most of those bands, but I have to say that Moonblood is quality music undeserving of the scorn it gets from the anti-kvlt backlash. Blut & Krieg, Dusk Woerot, and their 12th rehearsal are A-list material in my opinion. I see them as one of the natural continuations of Absurd's legendary stuff, together with Urfaust and Akitsa at their best. Nargaroth is definitely a patchy band at best, though. Amarok and Herbstleyd have a lot of cool stuff, but it's often buried under repetition (to the point of tedium) and extra-musical intro/outro bullshit that doesn't add anything to the music. Nargaroth is at its best when they either go into Klaus Schulze with black metal guitars territory or improve on the Dark Medieval Times formula by adding a shit-ton of Graveland to it. This band really shot themselves in the foot when they went for the hype. Maniac Butcher seems decent but not spectacular from what I remember. At their best, they remind one of early Immortal or Graveland. Watain has always been shit.

Some of the Polish bands like Fullmoon, Sunwheel, Thunderbolt, and Kataxu that put out awesome demos but went populist for their full-lengths (or in the case of Fullmoon, simply broke up) might fit into the category of one-hit wonders. Maybe Rob Darken and his spiked maces kept them honest during the '90s.

This song strikes me as something of a diamond in the black, liquid turd that is retro-metal-era Darkthrone, in that it actually captures some of the magic of '80s metal like Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol rather than just sounding like mid-life crisis stuff.

No problem. I usually classify Sacramentum, Dawn, Mörk Gryning, Unanimated and the second Dissection album as black metal rather than death metal, but I guess Sacramentum's early stuff is a bit more death metal-y. Dissection's first album sounds like total death metal to me, just with more arpeggios and acoustic guitar stuff going on. There are some other decent bands that came out of the Swedish death metal style like Gorement and Utumno, but something about that style's popularity really bugs me. I don't think that your music should be considered awesome just because of its guitar tone and "heaviness." It sounds more like ear candy.

The Swedish DM scene was a necessary step in the evolution of the genre. Whereas American bands were taking the genre in a more brutal, technical direction, most of the Swedish bands seemed more influenced by punk/hardcore (due I'm sure in part to the influence of bands like Mob 47, Totalitar, No Security, etc having been formed in those countries about half a decade prior, but also due to Discharge, GBH, Chaos UK and other more extreme UK hardcore bands). The Swedish style of death metal generally stripped it down further (apart from weird experimental acts). It was vital music in its time, but it's a lot like speed/thrash metal - it belonged to an era, which died out in the mid 1990s. No wonder its popular today, it's easy to grasp because of its speed metal and hardcore roots.

Doesn't make it bad though. There are many routes one can pursue with that sound, as evidenced by the many bands which released albums in that era. Most are unremarkable, but I wouldn't criticize past good albums through a lens provided by today's scene. The fact that people copied the shit out of "Where No Life Dwells" doesn't stop it from being a killer album.

As for the thread topic - I'd have to say that I agree mostly with Parasite. While bad bands may make good tracks, it's highly unlikely I'll spend my time finding that track rather than a band which has an entire good album.

Phoenix

 Alghazanth - Mercurian Soulscapes
Ancient Rites - (Ode to Ancient) Europa
Ancient Rites - ...And the Horns Called for War
Ancient Rites - Victory or Valhalla (Last Man Standing)
 Arthemesia - Celebration of the Heaven Lost
 Asgaroth - Naked Eye
At War With Self - The Event Horizon
At War With Self - The God Interface
 Azrael - Into Shadows Act II, Part I
 Butterfly Temple - Vabit', Klikat', ston glotat'...
 Cryptic Wintermoon - Born in Fire
 Eikenskaden - Absolute Zero
 Estradasphere - The Return
 Gordian Knot - A Shaman's Whisper
 Hortus Animae - Springtime Deaths
 In Extremo - Die Gier
 Kampfar - I Ondskapens Kunst
Korova - Europa in Flammen
Korova - Our Reality Dissolves
Korovakill - Waterhells
Moonblood - ...And Snow Covered the Lifeless Bodies
Moonblood - Blut Und Krieg
Mystic Forest - La Dame Verte
Nahemah - Autumn is my Sin
Satyricon - Mother North
Taake - Vid I
Therion - An Arrow From the Sun
Tool - Schism
UneXpect - Mechanical Phoenix
UneXpect - When The Joyful Dead Are Dancing
UneXpect - Words
Winds - What is Beauty