Sunday, June 29, 2008

Blasphemophagher/Necroholocaust - Triumph of Abominations (2007)

This is an excellent split 7'' between the two bands Blasphemophagher and Necroholocaust (yes, another Necro- band). Blasphemophagher play a bestial form of death metal and Necroholocaust play top-notch black/death metal, but sound a bit more like Bestial Warlust then the usual Blasphemy-worship often found in the genre.

I ripped this from my own copy. Pure, old school filth metal. Recommended.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Törr - 2007 - 1987 Witchhammer Demo LP

This is the first LP from a double LP set released in 2007, consisting of Törr's 1987 demo, Witchhammer, on the first record and the 1993 studio versions of the demo on the second.

The music on these recordings is black/speed metal of the highest order. It reminds me of a mixture of NME's Unholy Death, Bulldozer's The Day of Wrath and Bathory's debut masterpiece. The spirit and ideas that were present throughout the first wave of black metal bands can most definitely be found on here. The riffing is evil and thrashy, like all early black metal. The vocals are snarly, phlegm-covered shouts and the drumming and bass are both very powerful and straight forward.

Sound quality-wise, the 1987 demo has a surprisingly great sound. All the instruments are very clear and appear in full form, but it still has that gritty 80's demo sound that all fans of true metal should love. The re-recording is from 1993, and at that point, getting a full, powerful sound was not uncommon, which is what is found here.

Here is my own vinyl rip of the first LP that contains the 1987 Witchhammer demo. I will post the 2nd LP of the set once I get around to ripping it to my computer. Enjoy.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Depravity - 1992 - Remasquerade 7'' EP

I apologize to the 3 or 4 people that actually have seen my blog for the lack of updates. Those days are over (for now).

Depravity were one of those bands who made a mark on the death metal scene without ever releasing a full length. They are still praised today for making some of the darkest death metal to ever come out of Finland. The dark nature of this EP, as well as their Silence of the Centuries EP, had not been attained by many at that point, and certainly not after their release. It's a common belief that the death metal scene had gone stagnant a couple years later.

I recommend this to anyone even remotely interested in classic death metal from the more obscure side of the spectrum.

This is a rip from my own copy, so enjoy the high bitrate and nicely done vinyl-to-mp3 transfer. Sorry for the
crappy pictures though