First and third albums from The Crown, one of the best fucking bands to ever come out of the whole Swedish melodic-death-metal thing. If you've never heard them, these guys are as good as their band photo and album covers are bad, a completely raging, intense metallic beast galloping across the frozen tundra at 200 BPM. Although The Crown is a bit beefier and more Satanic, At The Gates comparisons are inevitable, as ATG vocalist Tomas Lindberg joined the band just before the recording of Crowned In Terror. But these guys are their own animal: Catchy, evil, brutal, smart, and cheezy all at the same time. I believe their song "Death Metal Holocaust" explains it best in the poignant chorus, when Lindberg sings:
"DEATH!!! METALLLL!!! HOLOOCAAAUUUUSSST!!!"
HELL IS HERE (1999)
CROWNED IN TERROR (2002)
Now let's play a fun Crown-related game: Check out the following song, and tell me (in the 'Comments' section) which popular 1980's television theme song they're ripping off between 2:30 and 3:00. It should be fairly obvious.