Dissection was formed in 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden, by bassist Peter Palmdahl and vocalist Jon Nodtveidt. Hoping to capitalize on the emerging Scandinavian Metal scene, the duo rounded out their lineup and quickly began recording. Their debut arrived in 1993, but it would be their sophomore effort in 1996's Storm of the Light's Bane that would finally put them on the map. However, they had a major interruption when Nodtveidt and a friend were convicted of murder, and Nodtveidt was sent to prison until 2004. Their latest effort was 2006's Reinkaos
With their bleak hostility and trudging style, Sweden's Dissection is at the forefront of the Black Metal scene, always careful to meticulously assemble albums from the ground up. The result is a sound that represents a slow burn-tremendous amounts of emotion and energy right below the surface, but on top it's far more calculated. With their lead singer's murder conviction, fans were left completely unsure of their feelings towards the band and their music. It may be necessary to separate the two in order to really enjoy it, but those able to pull it off will find a rich catalog of complex Death Metal awaiting.