Among the unsung early champions in Sweden’s thriving loss of life metal picture of the first ’90s, God Macabre was formed by vocalist Per Boder, guitarist Ola Sjoberg, bassist Tomas Johansson, and drummer Niklas Nilsson. Originally contacting themselves Macabre End, the foursome, like a lot of their close friends, finished up at Stockholm’s Sunshine Studios, where engineer Tomas Skogsberg (shortly to become picture icon himself) helped them record a three-song demonstration in Sept 1990. Fast-forward to some year later, as well as the group acquired significantly enhanced their post-grindcore rumble right into a subtly melodic, firmly performed, but still furious barrage of audio. Recorded in Dec 1991 (with guitarist/bassist Jonas Stalhammer changing Johansson), The Winterlong boasted every one of the sonic features which would visit epitomize the traditional Swedish loss of life metal style, later on made popular by famous brands Dark Tranquility, In the Gates, as well as the amazing Entombed. Regrettably, the recording was by no means released outside Sweden and quickly faded into obscurity because the music group fell apart. It could, however, finally become released ten years later on by Relapse Information, which also noticed fit to add the band’s demonstration recordings on top of that.