Origin: Strängnäs, Sweden
Genres: Death Metal
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Merciless  


Merciless (not to be confused with France's Mercyless) was one of the pioneering early Swedish death metal bands, forming back in 1986. Their 1988 demo attracted the interest of none other than Euronymous, who signed the band to his brand-new Deathlike Silence label -- in fact, Merciless' debut album, The Awakening, ended up being the very first release on Deathlike Silence. By modern standards it's pretty raw and primitive, but it's still regarded as an influential album for many Swedish bands to come. By the mid-nineties they were done, but several years after that (in 2002) they came back together, eventually recording their comeback album, simply titled Merciless, in 2004. On that album they had shifted slightly to a more death/thrash style.

Current Members

Roger "Rogga" Pettersson

vocals

Erik Wallen

guitars

Fredrik Karlén

bass

Peter Stjärnvind

drums (Entombed, Face Down, Krux, Murder Squad, Unanimated)

Former Members/Guests

Stefan Carlsson

drums


Discography



The Awakening 
1990 Deathlike Silence
  1. Pure Hate
  2. Souls of the Dead
  3. The Awakening
  4. Dreadful Fate
  5. Realm of the Dark
  6. Dying World
  7. Bestial Death
  8. Denied Birth
  • Roger "Rogga" Pettersson
  • Erik Wallen
  • Fredrik Karlén
  • Stefan Carlsson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



The Treasures Within 
1992 Active
  1. The Treasures Within
  2. Mind Possession
  3. Darkened Clouds
  4. The Book of Lies
  5. Perish
  6. Shadows of Fire
  7. Lifeflame
  8. Act of Horror
  9. Branded by Sunlight
  10. Dying World
  • Roger "Rogga" Pettersson
  • Erik Wallen
  • Fredrik Karlén
  • Peter Stjärnvind




Unbound 
1993
  1. Unbound
  2. The Land I Used to Walk
  3. Feebleminded
  4. Back to North
  5. Silent Truth
  6. Lost Eternally
  7. Nuclear Attack
  8. Forbidden Pleasure
  • Roger "Rogga" Pettersson
  • Erik Wallen
  • Fredrik Karlén
  • Peter Stjärnvind




Merciless 
2003
  1. Cleansed By Fire
  2. Violent Obsession
  3. Cold Eyes Of Grey
  4. Human Waste
  5. Burn All The Way
  6. Unearthly Salvation
  7. Painless End
  8. Mind Possession
  9. Fallen Angels Universe
  10. In Your Blood
  • Roger "Rogga" Pettersson
  • Erik Wallen
  • Fredrik Karlén
  • Peter Stjärnvind

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Live Obsession 
2004 Escapi

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

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