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This was my life – 1992

thiswasmylife1992

If you wanna read more about the idea and thought with this article series, read the first post HERE.

1992, the year when black metal entered my life even though death metal still managed to be a big part of it all. This is also the first year where it starts to be very hard to choose only 10 favourites. This due to amazing amount of classics released. Here’s some of the bands that sadly didn’t make the cut even though I wished they did:  ASPHYX, BLIND GUARDIAN, BOLT THROWER, DREAM THEATER, FURBOWL, HYPOCRISY, MY DYING BRIDE, NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY, PANTERA, PARADISE LOST and VITAL REMAINS.

Some bands formed in 1992:

  • Black Label Society
  • Edguy
  • Gorgoroth
  • Graveland
  • Lordi
  • Machine Head
  • Moonspell
  • Necrophagist
  • Theatre of Tragedy

Some events during 1992:

  • Motörhead’s drummer Phil Taylor finally leaves after recording “Ain’t No Nice Guy” for the March or Die album. The drummer on that album is Tommy Aldridge, who was replaced by Mikkey Dee after recording the album.
  • Metallica frontman James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns due to a pyrotechnic accident during the Guns N’ Roses/Metallica Stadium Tour.
  • Body Count sparks nationwide controversy over the song from their self-titled debut album, “Cop Killer”.
  • Vince Neil leaves Mötley Crüe and is replaced by John Corabi
  • Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is replaced by Paul Bostaph.
  • Fanoft Stave Church near Bergen, Norway is destroyed by Varg Vikernes of Burzum on June 6. Other church burnings attributed to black metal musicians also took place throughout Scandinavia.

MY TOP 10 FOR 1992:
1-1992

AT THE GATES – ”THE RED IN THE SKY IS OURS”
Peaceville
1992 [July]

My first meeting with AT THE GATES was through the Peaceville compilation ”Vol4″ and the track ”Kingdom Gone”. A track that still today is my favourite from ATG.


2-1992

BRUTAL TRUTH – ”EXTREME CONDITIONS DEMAND EXTREME RESPONSES”
Relativity/Earache Records
1992 [October]

Never before had my ears heard as insane drumming as Scott Lewis offered on this album. ”Walking Corpse” is probably still my absolute favourite grindcore-tun along with TERRORIZER’s ”Dead Shall Rise”.

 

3-1992

 

BURZUM – ”BURZUM”
Deathlike Silence Productions
1992 [March]

My journey home form J-Music/Haparanda have never felt as long as this weekend in March when I couldn’t wait until I got home to Luleå and my friends to play them this, my latest finding. Think what you will of Varg Vikernes but this is a modern classic of primitive black metal!!

4-1992

 

CANNIBAL CORPSE – ”TOMB OF THE MUTILATED”
Metal Blade
1992 [September]

”Hammer Smashed Face”, ”I Cum Blood”, ”Addicted to Vaginal Skin”…hitsong after hitsong!! A classic and still my favourite from the Chris Barnes-era.


5-1992

DARKTHRONE – ”A BLAZE IN THE NORTHERN SKY”
Peaceville
1992 [February]

The (un)holy grail, the original, the mold from which the second wave of black metal was born. Still to me the most perfect black metal album ever to have been made.

 

6-1992

 

DEICIDE – ”LEGION”
Roadrunner
1992 [June]

The debut is brilliant!! ”Legion” however is a real punch in the face in the form of satanic US-death metal!! This was Glen Benton in his prime….


7-1992

GRAVE – ”YOU’LL NEVER SEE…”
Century Media
1991 [September]

Most people talk about ”Into the Grave” (1991) or ”Soulless” (1994) as GRAVE’s biggest masterpiece. All these people are wrong! ”You’ll Never See…” with monster hits such as You’ll Never See, Now and Forever and Christi(ns)anity is the album that takes home the prize.

8-1992

 

MARDUK – ”DARK ENDLESS”
No Fashion Records
1992 [December]

The Intro for ”Still Fucking Dead” still gives me the same chills as it gave me 22 years ago. Black metal with a whole lot of  death metal-influenses and a fantastic vocal performance from Andreas ”Dread” Axelsson. The funeral seems to be endless……….. 


9-1992

SAMAEL – ”BLOOD RITUAL”
Century Media
1992 [December]

SAMAEL’s ”Blood Ritual” is an album that possesses an atmosphere that few other bands, including the band themselves, have succeded to conjure. ”Ceremony of Opposites” (1994) in all honour, but to my ears the band never did surpass the brillance of this masterpiece.

10-1992

 

VADER – ”The Ultimate Incantiation”
Earache Records
1992 [November]

Who can forget about the slightly fantastic ballerina/cat eye/power plant video with the worst lip sync ever for the track ”Dark Age” that Headbangers Ball used to show? Well, not me anyways.  The original gods of Polish death metal!!

 

1992SpotifyClick on the button above to listen to the rest of my favourites from 1990.


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