switzerland

V/A – Death Metal
No Halloween would be complete without, er, Helloween. Here's an artifact from that band's checkered past. It may be the first ever usage of the term "death metal." In 1984, death metal hadn't been invented yet, so instead we get artwork of a cannibal corpse eating guts that look like caramel apples — a Halloween delight, indeed. Hellow... Read More ...
Nucleus Torn – Nihil
Encyclopaedia Metallum is a great metal resource, but it's a funny beast. "Metalcore" bands like Himsa and Premonitions of War aren't listed, but to my ears they're pretty much metal bands. However, Switzerland's Nucleus Torn makes the cut, even though the vast majority of its debut full-length, Nihil (Prophecy Productions, 2006), is un-metallic...