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Zurich, Switzerland (1983 – 1996, 2010 – present)

Coroner is a Swiss technical thrash metal band from Zurich, Switzerland formed in 1983. They garnered relatively little attention outside of Europe. Coroner’s music combines elements of thrash, progressive rock, jazz, and industrial metal with suitably gruff vocals. With their increasingly complex style of progressive rock-infused thrash, they are often labeled as “the Rush of thrash metal” by music critics. Coroner’s sound then progressed and the production became more refined, resulting in the more progressive No More Color, Mental Vortex and Grin albums.

The Swiss thrash trio Coroner were originally road crew for Celtic Frost. They eventually formed their own group, recording their demo Death Cult in 1986 with Tom G. Warrior of Celtic Frost on vocals. Their first full-length album R.I.P., released in 1987, featured bass player Ron Broder on vocals and he assumed the role for the rest of the group’s existence.

The group released several albums through to 1993, ending with a greatest hits collection, Coroner, in 1995. Lack of media exposure brought this band to disbanding in 1995 — and to their farewell tour consequent to their self-titled album in January and February 1996.

In March 2005, talks of a reunion were in the works, but later retracted. The main reason was that neither Marky, Ron, nor Tommy had the time it would require to do this properly, and also that none of them liked to, quote, “reheat things, except spaghetti sauce.

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  • nopuppet

    ZWIZZTHRASH AT 110%

    22 May 11:55pm Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    Agreed, No More Color + 1.

    1 May 11:32pm Reply
  • HistoryOvHell

    "No More Color" is definitely the best.

    29 Apr 12:39pm Reply
  • Cyanide1992

    JUST Punishment for Decadence

    19 Apr 4:20pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    R.I.P. and Punishment ive remembered i liked at best.

    9 Apr 6:47pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    I haven't played anything from this band for around 5 years, what's going on? They were badass what i remembered.

    9 Apr 6:46pm Reply
  • ReachDown

    I quite believe that No More Color is actually their best

    6 Apr 5:47pm Reply
  • beli3ver

    Objectively the best is Grin, but I prefer No More Color.

    3 Apr 4:05pm Reply
  • knight_88

    V lol keep your shitty opinions to yourself, every single album is amazing!

    1 Apr 5:41am Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    Grin is a good album (actually the only good Coroner album), but it's far from being the best groove metal album.

    16 Mar 4:42pm Reply
  • Edengeist

    Grin is surprisingly the only groove metal album I like so far, which says a lot about how great this band is. It's beyond thrash or groove, it's much more than that.

    10 Mar 4:59pm Reply
  • Edengeist

    As far as I know they are actually recording a new album. The original drummer is sadly not part of the process, but I know the rest of them are active as Coroner again.

    10 Mar 4:52pm Reply
  • Jotasz

    They should really record a new album.

    25 Feb 7:37am Reply
  • Queller4

    @Penetrucci I think the influence they had in music is a reward enough. No place for ratings here.

    23 Feb 11:45am Reply
  • Penetrucci

    Best Thrash Metal band of all time. Tommy T. Baron is still one of the most underrated guitar players of all time, but he's one of my favorites! This band never got and still doesn't get the attention it deserves!!

    21 Feb 3:28am Reply
  • Penetrucci

    "Grin is their only good album. The rest is just stupid boring wankery." What an idiotic opinion to have! [2]

    21 Feb 3:26am Reply
  • HistoryOvHell

    "Grin is their only good album. The rest is just stupid boring wankery." What an idiotic opinion to have!

    20 Feb 4:42pm Reply
  • Wacke666

    I think Coroner is a thrash band for the more "mature" audience. I don't think you can fully "understand" their music at an age of 16-18 with all jazz influences and such. I've always liked Coroner, but it took many years for me to love their music like I do now. It's like their music just gets better and better with age, as you evolve as a musician yourself, embracing so many more influences, and get a better understanding for every musical aspect of it.

    18 Feb 3:31pm Reply
  • TheBlackBoss

    Yes. Metallica's "Kill'em All" is their only good album too. The rest is for poseurs.

    7 Feb 10:43pm Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    Grin is their only good album. The rest is just stupid boring wankery.

    5 Feb 8:56pm Reply
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