Monday, February 16, 2009

Mystifier - 1990 - The Evil Ascension Returns EP

This is the second Mystifier recording, and is the only non-demo release that came out before Wicca. The Evil Ascension Returns was originally released as a 7" in 1990 on Maniac Records, and was later pressed on a 12" along with some live tracks for the Baphometic Goat Worship box set. The early versions of both of the songs on this recording were also on the first demo but under different names - "Ancient Prediction" = "Mystifier" and "Sign of the Unholy Cross" = "Christian Proscription". Not only are the song titles different, but both songs are reworked in a way that adds a bit more variety in the sound and gives the songs dynamics, especially in the drum department, utilizing cymbols other then the hi-hat. As one would assume, the sound quality and production value is also much better then the first demo, which is definitely a plus.

I didn't include the live tracks because I am low on hard drive space and won't be getting a new 500 GB hard drive for another couple weeks. I will rip them and post them once I get it. But you need to download this anyway, for it is an essential piece of the Mystifier legacy, and needs to be heard by all.