Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Death Metal
Last update/review: November 11, 2003

Amsvartner

Amsvartner was formed in 1993 by three teen-agers, including a pair of twins (Albin and Alfred Johansson) comprising the rhythm section. Eventually a proper lineup was formed, with the final piece being none other than the twins' older brother Marcus on vocals. By 1997 the band had a record contract and a debut EP, The Trollish Mirror. Considering the age of the members (all but Marcus were still in their mid-teens), it's a decent if not outstanding product, displaying typical Scandinavian energy in the black/death metal field. Their full-length debut, Dreams, came out a year later, a release that saw the band honing their melodic death metal sound, inviting comparisons to bands such as Diss and ATG. Neither blindingly original nor wholly derivative, Dreams showed promise from a still-young band. They were active up to 2000 but haven't been heard from since then.

Last Lineup

Marcus Johansson

vocals (Fatal Smile)

Daniel Nygard

guitars

Jonathan Holmgren

guitars

Albin Johansson

bass

Alfred Johansson

drums



Discography


The Trollish Mirror  EP
1997 Metal Blade
  1. The Trollish Mirror
  2. Underneath The Thousand Year Gate
  3. Memories Of Faded Kingdoms
  4. The Wilderness Of Mind
  • Marcus Johansson
  • Daniel Nygard
  • Jonathan Holmgren
  • Albin Johansson
  • Alfred Johansson



Dreams  
1998 Blackend
  1. The Predator
  2. Ada
  3. Medicineman
  4. Dreams
  5. Kattla
  6. Funkyman
  7. Dimensional Portals
  8. Turn The Light Away
  9. Sleep
  • Marcus Johansson
  • Daniel Nygard
  • Jonathan Holmgren
  • Albin Johansson
  • Alfred Johansson




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