Even in extreme metal, the irresistible charm of some vintage rock ‘n’ roll is too tempting to resist, at least for some. For many, it’s about revisiting their personal roots as musicians and playing the music that inspired them from their earliest days. Here we have dug up the top 9 rock bands created by death metal musicians.
It should come as no surprise that this list is mostly dominated by Swedish musicians. Even thinking back to the early albums of trailblazers such as Entombed, Dismember and Grave, there was still a sense of rock, whether in the riffs or the overall songwriting. The death ‘n’ roll style was also developed by these same bands. Hey, a good hook is a good hook, even within the confines of extreme music.
There’s also a thriving rock scene in Sweden where glam never really went out of fashion – a trait that remains the envy of less savvy rock fashion cultures elsewhere in the world…or so this writer sees it. in this way.
Not all Swedes switched from death metal to red rock, as you’ll see below.