Swedish Metal Awards - And The Winners Are...


The second annual Swedish Metal Awards 2008 were held Friday Night 23 January in Gothenburg, Sweden. Here are the winners:

  • Hard-Rock Category: Bullet - Bite The Bullet
  • Death Metal Category: In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose
  • Glam/Sleazy Category: Gemini Five - Sex Drugs Anarchy
  • Heavy/Power Metal Category: Sabaton - The Art Of War
  • Punk/Hardcore Category: Kid Down - I Want My Girlfriend Rich
  • Metal Category (Thrash, Black, Doom etc.): The Haunted - Versus
  • Alternative Metal Category (Modern, Nu, Progressive etc.): Evergrey - Torn
  • Best Newcomers Category: Dead By April
  • Best Video/Director Category: In Flames/Patric Ullaeus - Alias
  • Best Live Act Category: Sonic Syndicate
  • Best International Album: Metallica - Death Magnetic


A list of all the nominees can be found at this location.

Source: swedishmetalawards.com
 
Posted: 24.01.2009 by Thryce


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24.01.2009 - 19:46
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Death Metal Category: In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose

hahaha?!

Death Metal...
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24.01.2009 - 20:03
Odium
Oh my...this looks like vh1's best metal songs...
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24.01.2009 - 20:11
Idioglossia
Hahaha
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24.01.2009 - 20:20
Insineratehymn
Account deleted
"Death Metal Category: In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose"

lolwut?
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24.01.2009 - 20:28
Dexter_prog
Bullshit
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24.01.2009 - 20:37
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
"Alternative Metal Category: Evergrey - Torn"

lolwut #2?
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24.01.2009 - 20:56
Thryce
Retired Staff
Unbelievable that In Flames won over Dismember or Grave, certainly in a Death metal category... And as long as we're talking popularity of over-hyped bands, where's Opeth? Not that I care, but I find it pretty strange nonetheless. Already the second time they get dissed by the Swedes. Guess they're not that popular in their own country as I thought.
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24.01.2009 - 21:04
ForeverDarkWoods
Nah. A lot of us (me included) sure don't like Opeth. The Opeth fans I've met are usually people conforming to the emo/metalcore kid stereotype anyways. I don't think I've met that many real metal fans who've enjoyed Opeth (except over the Internet). But then again, this list is the source of major lols, and a lot of us don't like In Flames that much either, so that might not mean a thing when it comes to these things.

Also: at Evergrey for alternative metal....
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24.01.2009 - 21:10
joco
That's a piece of SHIT!!! what the fuck is that??? death metal: In flames??? not Cannibal Corpse, not SFU, not NILE and many bands!! In flames!!! a shit band...
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24.01.2009 - 21:15
BloodTears
ANA-thema
In Flames always wins everything, no matter what it is, so we shouldn't really take this seriously.
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24.01.2009 - 21:26
Jason W.
Razorbliss
Glad to see the Swedish awards are as soulless as the American ones.
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24.01.2009 - 21:43
Angel_Lament
What do they mean by giving the "Alternative Metal" award to Evergrey?
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24.01.2009 - 22:31
In Bone Factory
Opeth and Amon Amarth are not from sweden.
In Flames is a death metal band and Evergrey is a aleternative one.
oooh,many new things I 've learned tonight.
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24.01.2009 - 22:37
ForeverDarkWoods
Written by In Bone Factory on 24.01.2009 at 22:31

Opeth and Amon Amarth are not from sweden.
In Flames is a death metal band and Evergrey is a aleternative one.
oooh,many new things I 've learned tonight.

Yes. We also apparently don't have any good metal bands whatsoever. Apparently, we Swedes just suck.



Fuck that. Gonna blast some Ofermod now...
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24.01.2009 - 22:59
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
Written by K†ulu on 24.01.2009 at 20:37

"Alternative Metal Category: Evergrey - Torn"

lolwut #2?


"Best International Album: Metallica - Death Magnetic"

lolwut #3?
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24.01.2009 - 23:03
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Written by Daggon on 24.01.2009 at 22:59

Written by K†ulu on 24.01.2009 at 20:37

"Alternative Metal Category: Evergrey - Torn"

lolwut #2?


"Best International Album: Metallica - Death Magnetic"

lolwut #3?


Well, this can be explained since many people did like this album + all the chart positions and so... Metallica's a great band after all
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24.01.2009 - 23:08
>Odysseus
UUMMMMM !!???
where the F is Opeth ??
Amon amarth !!!!

there is no way in hell that In Flames can top Amon Amarth in 2008
AAAAARRRRGGGGHHH
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24.01.2009 - 23:12
FeskarN
Written by >Odysseus on 24.01.2009 at 23:08

UUMMMMM !!???
where the F is Opeth ??
Amon amarth !!!!

there is no way in hell that In Flames can top Amon Amarth in 2008
AAAAARRRRGGGGHHH



well, in Sweden the most well known metal bands wins this kind of awards.. Amon Amarth & Opeth isnt so much very well known or famous as In Flames or Hammerfall..
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24.01.2009 - 23:13
insanity.peppers
As much as I dislike Opeth and the culture that surrounds them, I would rather have them win the swedish death metal spot than bloody In Flames
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24.01.2009 - 23:31
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
Written by K†ulu on 24.01.2009 at 23:03

Written by Daggon on 24.01.2009 at 22:59

Written by K†ulu on 24.01.2009 at 20:37

"Alternative Metal Category: Evergrey - Torn"

lolwut #2?


"Best International Album: Metallica - Death Magnetic"

lolwut #3?


Well, this can be explained since many people did like this album + all the chart positions and so... Metallica's a great band after all


Yeah, they are great, and I did like the album, but... well no more complains jejeje
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24.01.2009 - 23:42
timmoe
Written by Thryce on 24.01.2009 at 20:56

Unbelievable that In Flames won over Dismember or Grave, certainly in a Death metal category... And as long as we're talking popularity of over-hyped bands, where's Opeth? Not that I care, but I find it pretty strange nonetheless. Already the second time they get dissed by the Swedes. Guess they're not that popular in their own country as I thought.

The Grammy shit doesn't really deserve to be taken seriously, neither does Swedish Metal Awards, obviously... I mean, at least at Grammis-galan (as it's called in Sweden), it's almost always the same artists that get nominated every year, even in the non-metal categories. Boring! But I don't really think you can compete in music anyway, so...
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24.01.2009 - 23:54
>Odysseus
Written by FeskarN on 24.01.2009 at 23:12

Written by >Odysseus on 24.01.2009 at 23:08

UUMMMMM !!???
where the F is Opeth ??
Amon amarth !!!!

there is no way in hell that In Flames can top Amon Amarth in 2008
AAAAARRRRGGGGHHH



well, in Sweden the most well known metal bands wins this kind of awards.. Amon Amarth & Opeth isnt so much very well known or famous as In Flames or Hammerfall..



u got a point here ,, but still they got be there and not In Flames ,,, i'm not a big fan of opeth but the Watershed album was a big hit in 2008 ,, and so is T F T T G for amon amarth
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24.01.2009 - 23:59
Warman
Erotic Stains
This is embarrasing...
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25.01.2009 - 00:00
ForeverDarkWoods
Written by >Odysseus on 24.01.2009 at 23:54

Written by FeskarN on 24.01.2009 at 23:12

Written by >Odysseus on 24.01.2009 at 23:08

UUMMMMM !!???
where the F is Opeth ??
Amon amarth !!!!

there is no way in hell that In Flames can top Amon Amarth in 2008
AAAAARRRRGGGGHHH



well, in Sweden the most well known metal bands wins this kind of awards.. Amon Amarth & Opeth isnt so much very well known or famous as In Flames or Hammerfall..



u got a point here ,, but still they got be there and not In Flames ,,, i'm not a big fan of opeth but the Watershed album was a big hit in 2008 ,, and so is T F T T G for amon amarth


If they really were looking at quality, Ofermod and Arckanum have both released 2008 albums. They both own fucking anything on that list...
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25.01.2009 - 00:11
METAL!
Written by ForeverDarkWoods on 24.01.2009 at 21:04

The Opeth fans I've met are usually people conforming to the emo/metalcore kid stereotype anyways. I don't think I've met that many real metal fans who've enjoyed Opeth (except over the Internet).


Opeth is one of my favourite bands. If I ever saw some fucking emocore kid wearing an Opeth shirt, I'd drag him by his ear gauges through rusty razorblades... Ah shit, he'd probably enjoy that.

P.s. these awards are shit.
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25.01.2009 - 00:31
timmoe
Written by METAL! on 25.01.2009 at 00:11

Written by ForeverDarkWoods on 24.01.2009 at 21:04

The Opeth fans I've met are usually people conforming to the emo/metalcore kid stereotype anyways. I don't think I've met that many real metal fans who've enjoyed Opeth (except over the Internet).


Opeth is one of my favourite bands. If I ever saw some fucking emocore kid wearing an Opeth shirt, I'd drag him by his ear gauges through rusty razorblades... Ah shit, he'd probably enjoy that.

Haha, why? Take it easy, man...
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25.01.2009 - 00:33
Thryce
Retired Staff
The typical panic and indignation this kind of news always creates is just pure gold. Anyway, to get some facts straight around here, apparently the organization classifies "Thrash, Black and Doom" in the Metal Category, and "Modern, Nu and Progressive" got sorted in the Alternative Metal Category, so that's why.

Written by joco on 24.01.2009 at 21:10

That's a piece of SHIT!!! what the fuck is that??? death metal: In flames??? not Cannibal Corpse, not SFU, not NILE and many bands!! In flames!!! a shit band...

Would be pretty stupid to nominate US metal bands for SWEDISH metal awards 2008, no? Two of them didn't even release an album this year...
Written by insanity.peppers on 24.01.2009 at 23:13

As much as I dislike Opeth and the culture that surrounds them, I would rather have them win the swedish death metal spot than bloody In Flames

Opeth were nominated in the general "Metal Category" not the "Death Metal Category", where they don't even belong in the first place.
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25.01.2009 - 01:13
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Did anyone notice that the logo is pink?
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25.01.2009 - 01:27
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Mastercommander
...gross
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25.01.2009 - 01:51
timmoe
Written by corrupt on 25.01.2009 at 01:13

Did anyone notice that the logo is pink?

Haha. What's wrong about that?
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