If Convulse, Demilich, and Demigod strike a chord, then you should be conversant with the beautiful, dark, and twisted world of Finnish metallibandit. We will review the top Finnish names truly impacting today’s verse and why we say so. Our list is solely our opinion and does not rank the artists in order of impact.
Profile Of Top 3 Finnish Death Metal Bands
1. Demigod. When Demigod first emerged on the streets of Loimaa in August 1990, no one knew them and no one cared. They had amassed a huge underground reputation with their demo Unholy Demo by December of the same year. Four albums later, the group has become one of the most influential Finnish metal bands in history. Their debut album, Slumber of Sullen Eyes, is unarguably their most critically acclaimed albums of all time.
2. Demilich. Antti Boman, Aki Hytönen, Mikko Virnes and Ville Koistinen started Demilich in the early 1990s. From the get-go, their sound was a unique mixture of complex wordplay and earthshaking vocals. Their sole studio album Nespithe is among the 40 must-hear albums in Terrorizer’s Secret History of Death Metal. 3. Convulse. The first Finnish death metal band emerged in Nokia, Finland, reigning for six years from 1988 to 1994, before taking a break. They became active once again in 2012 and have remained so to date.
Other Notable Death Metal Bands
Bands like Demilich, Convulse, and Demigod have played a dominant role in shaping the Finnish death metal culture. Others like Rippikoulu, Purtenance, Funebre, Abhorrence, and Mordicus are worthy mentions in the Finnish metal scene. They are why Finland remains the most metal country worldwide, inspiring a new generation of artists like the progressive metal act Wheel and Frostside.