Mammal’s 21-Year Hit Parade: 2005 / #6 – #4

MetalCatFrom my selections today it looks like I’m doing a hit parade of Swedish metal. Do you Swedes appreciate how much the metal world owes to your country? You do? Good. Send each of us a Volvo, thanks.

Maybe I should rearrange my sets of annual hit parades and do three American bands in a row. Then we’ll each get an apple pie. Dark Metal Cat wants his with huge dollops of cream.


2005, #6: Arch Enemy – Carry the Cross

Album: Doomsday Machine
Country: Sweden
Genre: Melodic Death Metal


2005, #5: Opeth – Ghost of Perdition

Album: Ghost Reveries
Country: Sweden
Genre: Progressive Death Metal


2005, #4: Scar Symmetry – The Eleventh Sphere

Album: Symmetric in Design
Country: Sweden
Genre: Progressive Death Metal



Posted on September 25, 2014, in Mammal's 21-Year Hit Parade and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ha, I always thought ‘Carry The Cross’ got overlooked by everyone I know. Sure, in comparison to songs like ‘Nemesis’ or ‘My Apocalypse’ it doesn’t stand out that much, but I liked the song right from the beginning and ‘Doomsday Machine’ is a record I still listen to quite often.

  2. ChristopherMammal

    To be honest, SirM, many of my selections are somewhat arbitrary because I love every song on the albums from which they came. That’s the beauty of the “other” music you like, and so do we — no album can rely on one or two hit singles to become a success.

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