Best SWEDISH METAL 7''s?

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Best SWEDISH METAL 7''s?

Post#1 » Wed May 09, 2012 6:50 pm

Swedish metal has always been a favourite of mine, especially the endless amount of obscure singles.

Here are some singles I'll hold tight til' I die.

Zone Zero - Heavy Metal 7'' - To me, THE best Swedish single together with GC 7''. Every time I put this on the player I get blown away. It's simple, it's fkin perfect.

Gotham City - Gotham City 7'' - -"-

Jackwave - King of the Sea 7'' - Proud, NWOBHM like heavy metal with a majestic sing-a-long chorus. Too bad their 2nd single only exist in 5 test press copies... :(

Grave - Screaming from the Grave 7'' - Usually, synth is a big turn off when it comes to metal. But there is unbelievaby good stuff with them too.. This is one of them.

220 Volt - Prisoner of War 7'' - I crushes rest of their work COMPLETELY. Raw, heavy, epic.. etc etc etc.

Scratch - Before the Rain 7'' - Well, a-side is good but the real treat is metal breaker of course.. One of the best swedish songs ever.

Onyx - Karon 7'' - Amazing heavy metal sung in swedish. Some might think it's a bit lightweight and not as metal as 220 V for example, but it's a fave for me without a doubt.

Maninnya Blade - The Barbarian 7'' - Usually, I'm not a big fan of thrash metal and such.. But this is CRUSHING.

Behemoth - Deathwings 7'' - No words needed. I'm not sure of which song is the better.. Right now it's Vengeance. It has everything. Some errie evil thing going on here.

That's it from me. For now... 8)
Now, tell me what singles are your faves? It sure ain't Europe - Carrie 7'' I guess? :lol:
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Post#2 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:07 pm

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Post#3 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:29 pm

My Top 5

1. Nattsvart
2. Treasure
3. Hels
4. Zone Zero
5. Wulcan

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Post#4 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:59 pm

The best is Crystal Pride

After that Gotham City

I never liked the Zone Zero single to be honest.
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Post#5 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:04 pm

My vote goes for JACKWAVE.

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Post#6 » Thu May 10, 2012 7:39 pm

The Sentinel wrote:The best is Crystal Pride

After that Gotham City
Pretty close to the truth..
I never liked the Zone Zero single to be honest.
U mad bro'?! :shock:

After those Top-3, prolly' ONYX, WARNING, KEEN HUE, 220 V, REFLEX, BEHEMOTH, AMBUSH, MANINNYA BLADE, ...

I also have weakness for those very early 78-82 amateur HR/proto-HM releases like DREAM, JEREMIAH, TYFUZ, TEAMWORK, GYPSY, WAGABOND etc.. Might just be a 'Swedish thing' though...
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Post#7 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:16 pm

TBH many 80s swedish singles are too lightweight for me, but there are some real gems in the bunch. Some personal faves:

Scratch- truly one os the greatest HM songs of all time in 'Metal Breaker'
Hels
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220 Volt
Heavy Load
Jackwave (anyone got a spare copy?)
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Post#8 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:27 pm

DaN wrote:I also have weakness for those very early 78-82 amateur HR/proto-HM releases like DREAM, JEREMIAH, TYFUZ, TEAMWORK, GYPSY, WAGABOND etc.. Might just be a 'Swedish thing' though...
I badly need that Tyfuz single, thanks for reminding me :(
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Post#9 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:14 am

Can't say I've listened to a heck of a lot of Swedish singles, but these 2 stick out in my mind as favorites:

220 Volt - Prisoner Of War
Sergeant - Doubt

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Post#10 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:25 am

Crystal Pride and Heavy Load

what about Reflex? how impossible is to get that one? are the lyrics kind of christian btw?

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Post#11 » Fri May 11, 2012 8:01 am

220 Volt, Gotham City, Zone Zero, Onyx, Grave, Maninnya Blade, Ambush, Crystal Pride, Lezlie Paice.
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Post#12 » Fri May 11, 2012 8:48 am

I'm seeing Behemoth... oops Deathwings in Sundsvall tonight. Wish me luck!


Favourites in my own collection: Sergeant (SGT), Stitch (first), Warning, Maninnya Blade, Scamps, Crystal Pride, 220 Volt (PoW), Gotham City, R&R and of course Behemoth! As for the pre-metal stuff: Tyfus & Steve Roper Band are pretty cool.

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Post#13 » Fri May 11, 2012 9:21 am

Silver Mountain and Depzon seem to be crminally overlooked somehow...
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Post#14 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:47 pm

As DaN knows, BEHEMOTH has been a favourite for years.

Honorary mentions go to: WAGABOND & AMBUSH.

220 Volt, great too.

Isn't the SILVER MOUNTAIN 7" pretty darned good.
Haven't heard that one in a while.

(Trigger obviously has...)
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Post#15 » Fri May 11, 2012 7:52 pm

My Top - 5

BEHEMOTH
HIROSHIMA
SCAMPS
JACKWAVE
SCRATCH

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