Sacramentum - Far Away From The Sun
I remember when my friend Daniel played this record to me back when we were living and studying in Hultsfred. I was really into death metal back then and had only briefly listened to bands like Dissection. He played a lot of this stuff to me and this record is one of the best from that time.
It is Sacramentum's debut originally released in 1995 just when Swedish death and black metal reached it's peak (if it just hasn't already). It was recorded by the infamous Dan Swanö who was responsible for a lot of great records at the time.
The music is best described as a blend of death and black metal with a melodic touch. The comparisons with Dissection is inevitable.
This record stands out as one of the best in Swedish extreme metal, but unfortunately it hasn't got the attention it deserves. Maybe now with this re-issue finally seen a release?