Throughout the 1990’s, musicians from Sweden, Norway, and the rest of Scandinavia were unleashing profound, genre-bending music at a rate that the rest of the world still struggles to catch up with. (Mark my words!) The contemporary bands featured on metal channels across the USA are but an Americanized echo of the underground brilliance that shined from our brothers and sisters across the pond decades ago.
I discovered The 3rd and the Mortal (read more on Encyclopaedia Metallum) many years ago, as a wee lad of 15 or 16 who obsessively read metal reviews to find new music to buy. My first exposure to this phenomenally original and talented band was most likely their most notorious song, “Why So Lonely?”
Enjoy the hand-picked mix of my favorite songs from The 3rd and the Mortal, and support the music however you can! They may have broken up, but their artistic genius lives on!