Cardinal Sin (band)

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Cardinal Sin
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Melodic black metal
Blackened death metal
Years active 1995-1996, 2003-2006
Labels Wrong Again
Members Dan-Ola Persson
John Zwetsloot
Magnus "Devo" Andersson
Alex Losbäck
Jocke Göthberg

Cardinal Sin are a death/black metal band formed in 1995[1] by ex-Dissection member John Zwetsloot. In 1996, they released a 4-track EP called Spiteful Intents, which featured a trademark classical composition by Zwetsloot. Having disbanded after the EP, they reformed in 2003 with a partially new lineup, but have yet to release anything beyond Spiteful Intents.[2]

Daniel Ekeroth described their musical style as "typical mid-90’s death/thrash".[1] Metal Hammer journalist Robert Müller wrote that since the group were focussed around the guitarists John Zwetsloot and Devo Andersson there were no doubts about the technical quality, though the EP's sound was "established and all to well-known".[3]






  1. ^ a b Daniel Ekeroth: Swedish Death Metal. Second printing. Brooklyn, NY: Bazillion Points 2009, p. 319.
  2. ^ Tartarean Desires' entry for Cardinal Sin
  3. ^ Robert Müller: Cardinal Sin. Spiteful Intents. In: Metal Hammer, no. 2, 1997, p. 61.