Alf Svensson (guitarist)

Alf Svensson (guitarist)

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Name = Alf Svensson

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Origin = Sweden
Instrument = Guitar
Genre = Death metal
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Alf Svensson is a Swedish heavy metal guitarist. He initially played in Oral from 1984 to 1989. He temporarily entered Grotesque and Liers in Wait before joining At the Gates in 1990. He was their guitarist until 1993. In 1994, he reformed Oral to record an EP. He then formed Oxiplegatz, and went on to release three albums with them.

At the Gates (1990-1993)

Bandmember Anders Björler accredits Svensson as a "major songwriter" for At the Gates' first three albums, saying he believes that "he is a great musician", and expressed admiration for Svensson's music. In terms of Svensson's contribution to At the Gates, Björler feels that the guitarist "definitely brought the dark and epic segments" to At the Gates' "overall sound".cite web|title=Exclusive: AT THE GATES Guitarist Discusses Reunion Plans, Possibility Of New Studio Album|author=|publisher=Blabbermouth|date=2007-10-18|url=|accessdate=2008-02-21]

Björler commented that some of Svensson's ideas for At The Gates' debut album "The Red in the Sky Is Ours" "were over the top", and went on to say "that it was very strange music".cite web|title=“The Flames of the End”? - Guitarist Anders Björler wishes to pen the final chapter in the glorious history of Swedish legends At The Gates|author=Morgan, Anthony|publisher=Lucem Fero|date=2007-11|url=|accessdate=2008-02-20] Svensson parted ways with the group during 1993. According to Anders Björler, Svensson left as he was "tired of the whole thing" and wished to focus efforts on his tattoo studio. In later years, Svensson quit his tattoo studio so that he could pursue a career in 3D modelling on behalf of a computer game company.


With At the Gates

*"Gardens of Grief" - EP (1991)
*"The Red in the Sky Is Ours" (1992)
*"With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness" (1993)


*"Kingdom Gone" (1992)
*"The Burning Darkness" (1993)

With Grotesque

* "In the Embrace of Evil" (recorded in 1989,1990 and 1996;released in 1996)

With Oral

*"Slagen i Blod" - EP (1994)

With Oxiplegatz

*"Fairytales" (1994)
*"Worlds and Worlds" (1996)
*"Sidereal Journey" (1998)


External links

* [ Official website]

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