Saturday, 17 October 2009

Coroner - Coroner (1995)
The Swiss trio Coroner was one of the most original and inventive groups of the thrash metal "golden era". It was also one of the most underrated ones.
Coroner released several excellent albums from which I would like to highlight "Punishment for Decadence", "No More Color", "Mental Vortex" and even "Grin".
The album "Coroner" was a mix of a few new original tracks with some older ones and it included a radio live cut of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze", a cover version they've already did in "Punishment for Decadence".
A cover version of The Beatles' "I Want You (She's so Heavy)" is also part of their discography.

From their modest beginnings as roadies for avant-garde Swiss metal legends Celtic Frost, the members of Coroner carved out one of the most unique careers in the European thrash metal scene. (Taken from AMG)

They combined elements of thrash, progressive rock, jazz, and industrial metal with suitably gruff vocals (...) They did not completely fall into any of those categories but integrated influences from them while some defined their style. (Taken from Wikipedia)

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