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Xysma

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Xysma
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Xysma
Started out as bubbling, rumbling and grinding Carcass/Napalm Death clones releasing the unforgettable "Swarming of the Maggots" demo (containing more songs than minutes). Xysma were the first ones in their genre to incorporate '70s heavy rock - particularly Sabbath - influences with incredibly groovy and original results.

Funnily enough, in the dying moments of their career Carcass actually sounded like one of the many mediocre Xysma clones who in the meantime had all but taken over especially the Finnish death metal scene, cf. Convulse, Lubricant, Paraxism, Godfall, Pakeni et al.

By that point Xysma, in their turn, had not only signed their first proper record deal (with Spinefarm - the early records were released by the minuscule Turku label Comeback which had held them back when they were in their prime) but also become a regular rock monster with little or no metal influences: '94's "De Luxe" introduced a very Helmet-sounding Xysma and its successors were softer and softer.

A detail for all those who have the "Fata Morgana" 7": the second track on side A is not mentioned anywhere - it's "Entangled in Shreds" recorded live at Varissuon Nuorisotalo, Turku, Finland 11 March 1990.

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MLP ABOVE THE MIND OF MORBIDITY Comeback TC-001 FIN 1990
7"EP FATA MORGANA (ps) Seraphic Decay SCAM-009 USA 1990
LP YEAH! (inn) Comeback TC-3 FIN 1991
CD YEAH!/ABOVE THE MIND OF MORBIDITY Comeback TC-3 FIN 1992
CD THE FIRST AND MAGICAL Comeback TCD-5 FIN 1993
CD DE LUXE Spinefarm SPI 20 CD FIN 1994
CD LOTTO Spinefarm SPI 29 CD FIN 1995
CD LOTTO Relapse   FIN 1995
7" Witch/Love Vein (ps) Oskun Divari OSKU-003 FIN 1996
MCD THE SINGLES Spinefarm SPI 41 CD FIN 1997
CD THE GIRL ON THE BEACH Spinefarm SPI 054 CD FIN 1998



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MCD RAYS IN SPACE     1999