I wanted to add Coroner to this list because, despite the fact the band wasn’t huge, I love certain songs
Like Celtic Frost, they are a Swiss Thrash Metal band. In fact, the original trio that makes up Coroner were roadies for the band Celtic Frost. Due to their well-crafted lyrics on different themes such as politics and depression, for example, combined with the technique and speed of their members, they were one of the precursors of “technical Thrash Metal”.
The band has already been identified as an influence on several important bands in the Metal scene. Death is an example of one of the bands that was greatly influenced as Chuck Schuldiner was a huge fan. Due to the intricate musicality and complex compositions that refer to progressive Rock, according to Allmusic, some critics even labelled Coroner as the “Rush of Thrash Metal”.
In 1986, Tommy T. Baron (guitar), Ron Royce (bass) and Marquis Marky (drums), accompanied by special guest Tom G. Warrior from Celtic Frost, released the Death Cult demo. In November that year, they were already performing in Zurich with Celtic Frost and Kreator. The following year, the band signed with Noise Records and released their first album, “R.I.P.”.
“Punishment For Decadence” 1988 showed the evolution of weight and technique, where the music video for Masked Jackal stood out.
“With No More Color”, the trio’s third album, we have slower, more technical and complex thrash metal. In 1990, Coroner participated with Kreator in one of the first shows in the former East Germany, released on VHS by Noise Records. Mental Vortex, the group’s fourth album, features an unusual Beatles cover of “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”. In 1993, Coroner’s last album was released; Grin already had “strong industrial influences”. Claiming a lack of media attention, the band ended its activities in 1995 when the Coroner compilation was released.
In 2010, Coroner announced a reunion for shows in June 2011 at Hellfest.
Punishment For Decadence (1988)
No More Color (1989)
Mental Vortex (1991)