- DEMOS - OLD STUFFS - FANZINES - GIGS
/ E -> I
/ J -> N
/ O -> Z
WHEEL (Fra) Promo CDr 2005.
The two members of this side-project
were a part of some quite well supported French underground bands,
but prefer to remain anonymous for obscure reasons. So let's talk
about the music.
Most of it sounds like mid-placed EDGE OF SANITY
("Purgatory afterglow") in a less exciting manner, with
influences of SUP/ SUPURATION (France, more than a few!),
few riffs à la early DEICIDE, old PARADISE LOST, CHRIST DENIED,
some second era HYPOCRISY, as well as some more influences I would
call Death metal... While some of these riffs would have almost
been considered as "core" 10 years ago.
is the drum-machine sound, and especially the "hit hat"
sample that sounds like some studio click. I urge them to resample
some of these drum samples! A real drummer of flesh and bones with
real drumming ideas of hatred and soul would help to make the whole
The Death metal-styled vocals sound deeper than
In my opinion, KARMIC WHEEL currently sounds as bearable
background music, with a little atmosphere, but nothing more. Nothing
to open a third dimension, and nothing really boring... Just tolerable...
While we need an urge of hatred and demoniac creativity! (Yes, melodic
can be demoniac.)
OF KALESSIN (Nor) Reclaim Demo tape'03. N:C:U.
on a chaosprenic dilemn. Am I the pulse, the brain or both? Is purity
a solution? To extract the essence of "I" from any external
influence and escape the grinding machine of time, both past and
future, that keeps turning... Will that lead to my loss or any victory?
Search for purity leads to insecurity, necrotic individuality and
I had the opportunity to lay my hands on
this tape by total hazard. I never searched for this, but I finally
received the tape in trade from 2 different traders. Isn't there
an obscure evil force that definitely wants me to hear KEEPER OF
So when I first played the tape, I was surprised
by both the professionalism of the thing and the fact the vocals
reminded me a lot of "De mysteriis dom sathanas". A short
look in the booklet and that was clear, the line up is composed
of Attila (Vocals), Frost (Drums) and Obsidian C. (All other instruments).
plays fast Black metal in a quite inspiring, or at least good sounding
way. In the fastest moments the riffing could sound like MAYHEM
("D.M.D.S" meets "Wolf's layr") while some influences
of SATYRICON ("Nemesis Divina") or fast EMPEROR (2nd &
3rd CDs) could be detected in some fast, melancholic, or almost
death metallic riffings. They played a bit too fast in my opinion!
Slow down and let the cold winds of obscurity freeze your music
to epileptic burning frost!
All in all the mood is cold and the
tracks are varied with many riffs and theme changes. This isn't
very original, this didn't killer much in my deadly room, but it's
far better than the average.
You don't need more of my words
since I'm not the best to speak about Black metal and this review
was just another reason to speak about good sounding music. What
you have to know: K.O.K might be interesting for fans of Black metal
who like it cold and decently played!
THE MESSENGER (Usa) Demo'03.
Are you ready? Here we go!
THE MESSENGER plays a style I'm not used to, and I don't especially
enjoy. I'd say this is a mix of new Hardcore, Nu metal with some
extreme metal touches. And there is even some clean rock (!)
first beat reminds me of EXHORDER ("Unforgiven", the track
on the MONSTERS OF DEATH Comp). There are quite heavy riffs or groovier
ones in the Nu metal style. It may sound like SLIPKNOT but with
less Death metal influences. Maybe a bit of PRONG? (5th track).
are some cleaner vocals à la FEAR FACTORY (Demanufacture) or Nu
metal like bands I don't remind the name. Rather screamed... There
are some death metal growls... There are some clean parts à la RED
HOT CHILI PEPPERS!? Uh... some cleaner parts haven't got its place
here in my hears. I can't say I'm bored, but I'm not so far
What else could I say? They seem to have ok tracks,
but nothing attracted my attention and there didn't seem to be catchy
choruses... I think it's an average/ very average demo.
there are no nu metal fans reading this webzine...
IS CREATION (No matter) Demo'03.
stupid hash-abusing hippie said everything were allright? This Demo
is far from being allright! PURE CRAP! KILLING IS CREATION haven't
understood playing the most "technical" or "original"
possible doesn't mean to write correct music! Imagine the worst
clichés of Brutal death metal and DYING FETUS and you have this
crap polluting your Hi-fi! Bad "Brutal death grind" with
a useless drum machine! They try to add some "Core" but
it's not better! Boring! Totally weak and incoherent! It sometimes
sounds like the fucking boring improvisations one can play when
he's totally drunk and can't even handle a guitar!! Sometimes there
are NO RIFFS but random notes! Play the fastest possible and you
have it! Total crap one can only FORGET AT FIRST HEAR if he knows
what correct music is! Sounds like a crappy mix of NOISM,
DAMNABLE and ADNAUSEAM! Some riffs are simply sounding laughable!
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!
Url: Who gives a fuck?
VAGINAL (Pol) Irak 2004 “Demo” CDr'04.
Even though this band's name might sound funny in the hears of the
crap fucking alcohol abusers, their demo even do not have a one
listening-long length of life! Boring amateurish grind punk with
moments of rock, grunge, improvisation and drunk jokes... and the
skills aren't good! And the riffs aren't good at all! And the "imagination"
(better said obvious rip off!) is utterly under the average!! It
sucks!! The Black sabbath cover (Iron man) isn't cool and many of
the other craps sound fucking laughable! Boring and depressing
unless you have a lot of money and free time to fulfill! Pure shit
for wankers or "stoned" 12 years old Marylin-mason-worshipping
Ok, it seems and sounds very underground, but underground
doesn't mean shit! Underground doesn't mean each crappy local project
could release and sell its excrements to everyone!
something decent takes time and hard work! Pure shit for lifeless
cocksuckes! Avoid this crap unless you are a poser millionaire Anal
cunt fanatic who has nothing to do of his lame existence, or stop
reading this zine.
(Ger) Havoc dominates Demo'03. N:C:U.
Here's one of these
demos that sounds a lot like the influential bands, but succeeds
in doing it with some feeling. What you have here is a nicely rounded
quite 'melodic" black metal demo in the keyboarding sense of
the word. The music succeeds in awaking a nice dark mood. It's rather
Black metal strongly influenced by old EMPEROR (Two first albums),
a zest of GRAVELAND and few death thrashing riffs. It has both fast
parts, atmospheric darkness and classy (not gay) melodies. Some
riffs, arpeggios or keyboards sound a lot like old EMPEROR, to the
point you could wonder if it's not some bloody bad copy. But the
band offers a nice mood and decent riffs.
This LEGION demo might
please 90's Black metal fanatics... a shame the production was fucked
up during the final duplication: the whole is badly overdriven and
vibrates like hungry termites in my Hi-Fi...
(Swe) Trapped in rage Demo CDr’05.
Stop blaspheming the power
of beer metal with your milky ways and sterilized hot "beers"!!
Something nice in the current old school thrash underground
revival is: every bands didn't choose to play the same style, while
a bunch of thrashers totally embrace the early German way of shredding
the strings (Kreator, Destruction, Sodom...), LEPROSY chose something
more varied, both in terms of influences and variety of rhythms.
Swedish thrashers have a bunch of riffs reminding of the early Bay
area scene (early Metallica), with few technical touches à la old
MEGADETH and nice accelerations reminding of KREATOR, while some
riffs could sound like POSSESSED (2nd album and last Mlp) eventhough
the atmosphere isn't evil nor obscure...Few touches reminded me
of D.B.C or CYCLONE TEMPLE.
It might lack of brutal aggression,
but this isn't a really frenetic kind of thrash... The tracks are
well rounded with a bunch of breaks, the musicians are all tight.
There's nothing new, or worth the timeless kill, but this demo is
well done enough and a nice mood is here. A nice piece of old school
thrash a not too common way, with nothing to disturb the big fans
of 80's thrash mania. A shame the packaging/ layout is too simple
and cheap looking... but the demo was just released as a tape by
FINAL PUNISHMENT Recs, and it looks better. Cool.
(Swe) Demolition Demo'04. FINAL PUNISHMENT Recs.
a big pack of beer!! You need a big pack of beer! Or at least some
burning heavy food to enjoy this piece of Beer metal! Urgh! fucking
shit! This LETHAL tape sound old school So much old school it sounds
quite kitsch, but it remains cool and entertaining in my hears!
Imagine simple and primal riffs à la early RAZOR/ KREATOR/ DESTRUCTION
with your good old simple structures, nice beer metal choruses and
some funny (in the right way) old school metal riffs that taste
a good and funny alcoholic delirium! LETHAL happens to remind me
the band CRANIUM who released few very old school thrashing riffs
around 1998. Even if LETHAL doesn't sound the way SLAUGHTER did,
they happen to have the same "Charge into the wall! Fucking
metal! We're metal! Fuck you!!" state of mind. Sometimes it
tastes a bit like SWORDMASTER (Simple side and vocals), but LETHAL
is less melodic, less black metal influenced and not modern at all.
song is entitled "Violent solution"... Fucking shit!!
It's a true metal blasphemy for the French speaking metallers for
sure!! Ah! (Needless to say more, the concerned guys will understand).
the thrash of LETHAL sounds too "easily findable" and
some riffs sound common... after a while it's always thrash the
old way with lacking surprises and beer inversing tempo changes...
but to conclude I'll only say this band shouldn't be taken 100%
serious: it's rather a decent thrashing beer metal project with
enough fun and drinking choruses to entertain old school metal and
beer worshippers! Last word of the jumping never healing wound:
average but enjoyable for thrashing maniacs! So, a cool tape for
only the ones who never drink enough! Ah.
FROM LIMB (Usa) Nothing will survive Demo CDr'03.
something really more extreme when I received this demo! Their band's
name could let you think about a Death grind or Grindcore band as
it's an EXHUMED track title, but no blast nor aggression can be
found! Just some kind of groovy and heavy death metal/ deathcore
à la JUNGLE ROT, with the heavy parts of FLESHGRIND and INTERNAL
BLEEDING. Some parts are more in the Brutal US Style à la CANNIBAL
CORPSE while core touches can be found... it's almost Deathcore
Even if some riffs sound ok (and even not bad for
some), it cruelly lacks of energy and brutal grooves to kick the
ass! All the more a bunch of riffs are useless, and I'm not a fan
of this style!
LIMB FROM LIMB needs a big brutal lifting and
more energy from the brutalized guts of oppressed perversion! Convenient
music isn't enough to have a good review here! You have to severely
kick the ass or awake and ancient feeling of total destruction!!
LOVE LOG (Usa) Demo CD'03.
One more time I wonder why I receive a demo!
This isn't extreme nor really metal! This stuff sounds like a mix
of Nu Metal, HELMET, SEPULTURA on "Roots" with discordances
à la old GODFLESH.... And I know at least 4 nu metal bands...
I heard nothing pleasant or Ok here... it sounds screamy with a
raw sound... It reminds me of some Heavy Stoner/ Sludge stuffs on
parts. But apart from doing some noise and copying some of the bands
quoted before, I don't see what they're trying to do.
like wanna be fun or bizarre but fail at it lyrics.
I can't say
anything else except I find it very average, and totally uninspired.
It's sent to another webzine... Before I shit my beef stew!!
Don't pay attention to the strange name of
this band, what you have here is underground and metallic.
plays some kind of black/ thrash metal the old way following the
lines of early CELTIC FROST, DARKTHRONE ("Panzerfaust")
with touches of teutonicus relliks as early KREATOR, and few beer
marks of early SARCOFAGO... So don't expect something well produced,
totally tight and following the ass-breaking trends of homodernity...
No, it's sounds like an old demo, and it's not as raw as many current
black thrash bands.
Few heavier moments (that doesn't sound especially
cool) are almost drowning in the slowest of HELLHAMMER.
quoted before are very present, and occur to be very much emerging
and audible (Right now there is no personality). And some moments
could really be improved... I know they choose a quite rock'n roll
style, but this doesn't explain all...
LUCIDO plays it with enough
rock'n roll and enthusiasm to entertain the big fans of this mummified
kind of alcoholically rock'n roll metal from the past, but apart
from the fans and deep undergrounders, there will be few to move
their heads in banging circles.
It might be nice live, but for
big fans of the style only.
(??) Kill, worship, die Demo tape 2004 VSR.
They are LÜGER and
they want to sadistikly fukk you! The old rotten way of early brutal
black war metal! LÜGER plays old school Black death metal along
the lines of early IMPALED NAZARENE, ARCHOGOAT, old BESTIAL WARLSUT,
old BELIAL... got the point? It's always fast Black metal with raw
riffs and (almost vomited) big guttural vocals reminding me of ARCHGOAT
or early IMPALED NAZARENE's perverse goat fucking interludes (if
you see what I mean!). The music in itself isn't so bad, there's
the right mood for this kind of blaspheming metal, the problem comes
from the fact the drums and guitars aren't that tight... so it sound
rather confused. More tightness would be needed coz LÜGER ever seem
to be big alcoholic who aren't afraid of a nice goat sodomy nor
a violent nun rape! Ah!
ISTIDRAJ (Singapore) Split tape 2004 VSR.
The LÜGER side of this
split tape sounds less interesting than their Demo tape: you have
an intro evoking a war theme as well as a real track. The song is
still in a chaotic Black death, but unfortunately sounds less cool
because of the use of a drum machine and a probably less raw nun
sodomy... It remains quite raw and old school, but it's just average/
very average with few highlights. You'd better check their demo
tape if the band sounds interesting.
Sin- gapore, ISTIDRAJ plays 2 tracks of a Black metal in a rather
old Swedish way along the lines of old MARDUK, WATAIN, some old
IMMORTAL, some HORNA, and probably some WAR. Fast stuff with a bunch
of blast beats, as well as various tempo changes. The musicians
seem to correctly crucify their songs in burning human flesh, eventhough
it's not always the perfect or very good tightness. Vocals are too
high pitched for me! (Guts are real!). Nothing really impressive
or memorable, but ISTIDRAJ's music has enough impact to please a
bunch of Black metal maniacs. Average, but worth the fist raise
for fans of the style!
(Bra) Agony of souls Demo'03.
Fuck! It's too weak for my
tastes! This shit is too weak to deserve a mighty scream of hellish
death! Just your average Death/ Black metal with untight blasts
and weak melodies from here and there. Oh noooo! There are ways
too much melodic bitches to entertain me the right way! Some old
Death metal riffs sound decent and relatively heavy, but these naive
melodic bitches (who don't suck cock decently) do nothing else than
wasting my averagely correct erection! The vocals are screamed.
The whole doesn't sound well tight and needs more work! All in all,
a very average demo that sounds like some stuffs many flat-tits
bitches recorded years and years ago... Bleuaaargh.
Bow down to the army of flying mushrooms!
Here's a cool band offering a cool 3 tracks demo in a midly old
school meets old school kind of drinking boobthirstiness. The first
track is thrash death à la ENTOMBED "Uprising" with touches
of early DISMEMBER/ ENTOMBED and a deathrock break to remind you
there are still plenty beers to finish! There's a little early MACHINE
HEAD zest. A cool track!
The two other tracks sound less impressive
in my hears. The thrash death parts are still here, but there are
also much more deathrock, melodic death à la EDGE OF SANITY... and
even some clean vocals. It sounds quite heavy but something lacks
to really entertain me. Not bad, but it's not my style and Satan
needs more power from hell!! All in all it's a professional demo
with a big powerfull sound (Ah! Even Poky wants the same!) that
might entertain a bunch of metal heads who don't dislike all these
rather new school kinds of Thrash and melodic death! But I need
more perverted dementia and satanic genius! What about awaking the
army of flying maggots?
(Fra) Whirling dementia Demo’04.
Here's band many promotional
webzines acclaimed in their inexisting virtual "pages",
to the point it could have been seen as another revelation.
we are disrespectful bastards towards the lies and volunteer ignorance
of some, lets have a deeper look at this self-released demo.
the first listening, it's true this recording sounds impressive
because of the musicians's good level. They're able to play fast
left-hand guitar riffs that could remind of old NECROPHAGIST and
SPAWN OF POSSESSION. Their tracks are correctly composed, this means
the whole evolves between very technical guitars and easier riffs
exploring several kinds of extreme metal. But on an emotional point
of view, I didn't find much to shock me. Nothing memorable, no special
atmosphere apart from that little mood many decent releases actually
The technical Death grind of MAËLSTROM that has DEATH influences
and few atmospheric and Black metal touches sounds professional
enough to please quite a decent amount of metallers, and especially
the well educated "never complaining" readers of Metallian,
but there's nothing bloody killer, new, or drastically face punching.
One more time we've been quite blurred by the unrealistic enthusiasm
of these promotional zines' writers who receive too many promos
and free CDs to write something near enough of the average underground
music fanatic's state of mind.
This demo isn't bad, you might
be interested and drown in a cool mood if you like technical death
with melodies and not much big brutality, but I expected more.
(Chile) Unchaining the fever and the plagues Demo'03.
ultra low tuned guitar noise à la very early BOLT THROWER blows
your speakers to pieces! This time it's war! This is old school
obscure Brutality! Brutal death metal that takes many influences
and rotten energies both from the early days of the style (War death
grind à la old BOLT THROWER, early DEATH, INCANTATION's "Mortal
throne..." and fucking IMMOLATION) and fromthe Brazilian scene:
Their death metal sounds bloody obscure, morbid as
fuck, impious as hell, and heavy as a skullcrushing cathedral! Even
in the fastest parts! Ah! The infinite maelstrom of haunting death
starts turning one more time as the planet stops to turn! Mankind;
you'll be devoured! In damnation!
Most of the music is fast and
blasting in here, but the band knows how to use nicely felt heavier
or mid placed parts. In my opinion the tracks might sound quite
long, as some kind of stagnancy appears during the addition of many
fast parts the same way, but I've heard bloody worst! All the more,
even if the music doesn't sound much personal or original, this
demo doesn't sound like a boring KRISIUN rip off; the guys kow how
to handle their instruments and write decent songs! Notice the blasting
attacks of the skillful drummer who was a part of SHEOLGENNA and
To conclude in filth and obscura: MAGNANIMUS has
chances to please fans of KRISIUN/ IMMOLATION/ INCANTATION who like
it fast, brutal, heavy and morbidly esoteric! Nothing killer or
memorable, but yet above the average, so it's quite promising fucking
death!! In obscure infinity!
CONTACT: Magnanimus, P.O. Box 50257,
Correo central, Stgo. CHILE.
(Uk) Malefic Demo CD'03.
"Fool! you are already dead!"
So begins this 4 tracks demo that doesn't sound too bad! MALEFIC
plays a mix of Death metal, thrash metal and hardcore that evoked
GOREFEST in my putrid chest. Remember GOREFEST at the time of "False"
and "Erase"? Then MALEFIC sounds kinda in the same way
coz of some heavy riffs, sometimes melodic darkened melodies and
their hardcore/ broken vocals.
The band also have some heavy
metal guitar touches à la CARCASS ("Heartwork"/ “Swansong").
course some punching Death metal beats are pasted from here and
there, but the whole is rather mid placed. Well, nothing original
but it sounds cool in my beer infested mind. Some parts also made
me think a little bit about DEATH (last releases), ARCH ENEMY (old),
THE HAUNTED, old IN FLAMES. I think MALEFIC share somekind of the
same GOREFEST influences than the Belgian death metal band SUHRIM,
but the Belgian beer drinkers are in a more extreme kind of metal.
this isn't a marvelous demo, but rather a nice one to listen to.
I have some reasons to think the GOREFEST fans will find some pleasant
darkened listenings here! Notice you can download all the demo tracks
on their website.
(Bolivia) Apostasia Demo tape 2003.
If I was in a very nice
mood, I could say something like: "Apart from some boring mid-placed
thrashy riffs and sodomized influences à la old CRADLE OF SHIT,
MALEFICENTIA plays a nice black metal".
of old MARDUK ("Opus nocturne", for some blasting moments
and vocals), a few of the earlier ENSLAVED, semi melodic black metal
like NECROMICON, and influences from bands of the 1st "World
domination" compilation CD era can be felt...But the problem
lies in the fact the "few" mello-dicks aren't so few!
About half of the stuffs is midplaced or too melodic to kill the
will to rot!
It's a shame the band compromises the cool enthusiasm
of some fast stuffs in some boring thrashy or mellowdick-sucking
stuffs! It's kind of too melodically happy for the tastes of those
who like black metal to be black (Arg!), serious and revengeful.
there's some hope for MALEFICENTIA if they decide to buy new trashcans
and throw away all the false happiness, to focus on their most extreme
stuffs...HELL DOESN'T NEED A LIGHT WATER REFRESH!! But I don't know
if they would take the 'risks' to do so...
(Chile) Death metal punishment Demo CDr 2005. D.O.S.E Records.
style Death metal with a zest if very early Hardcore crust.
kinda sounds like it's influenced by some early MASTER, some CARNAGE
(R.I.P), and the most death metal parts of REPULSION. Some riffs
sound a bit like NECROVATION.
Unfortunately it lacks of punch,
surprises and morbidity, after the first half the songs turn to
generic things, and I think there's nothing new at all... But I
can feel a dark atmosphere that wouldn't displease the fans of obscure
Death like CARNAGE! The quite deaf guitar sound has a raw aspect
This is a very underground demo that might please
underground death heads who are in it for the atmosphere.
old style demo stuff, it's not unpleasant, but I wish them to develop,
practice and get it harder! Right from the abyss!
I guess a bunch of guys would be interested
in hearing this demo composed of 2 new MARTYR tracks! The first
thing to catch your attention is the music being more complex (with
many breaks) and strange in a techno Death metal way! With less
melodic death or heavy metal touches...
It begins in a more brutal
than usual way: imagine NECROPHAGIST who meets ATHEIST and old MEKONG
DELTA in fragmented spheres of musical demise! Hawgh! The following
occurs rather in strange Techno death thrash technicalities à la
ATHEIST ("Elements"), PESTILENCE ("Spheres")
with discarding touches that would make MARTYR sound like somekind
of Cocaine smoked orgy between the works of ATHEIST and DISBELIEF.
The whole with unconventional structures that makes it undissectable
at first ears!
The second track is a bit more "common"
in an ATHEIST/ PESTILENCE("Spheres") style with DEATH
and WATCHTOWER touches as it had more "Reachable" rythms
This is surely original and it might sound interesting
I miss a deeply emotional or catchy as a brutal
fuck aspect in MARTYR's music, but it seems like their next album
won't disappoint the techno death/ Thrash maniacs who put hopes
INFECTION (Gre) Believe the lie Demo'03.
The very underground
Thrash metal revival leads to some real orgasmic copulations in
my mailbox, some packages are moshing as never while the real thrash
spirit of ancient Germany slowly awakes from the good old rotten
tapes that await nothing more than BEER, HATRED and POWER! But this
demo didn't lead to the same enthusiasm, nope. This is just your
very average Thrash death. Most of it is mid-placed, some breaks
aren't cool (just your space-filling riffs if you see what I mean).
Ok, the production is powerful, and the musicians know how to play
this shit decently... but it cruelly lacks of power, hatred, revenge
and violent chaos explosions! Just your convenient old influenced
thrash metal in the vein of what many bands did few years ago...There's
even few strangely groovy stuffs... Few influences: heavy and mid-placed
SLAYER, few old and simple DEATH ("Leprozy", some mid-placed
old METALLICA, some more melodic and sometimes Death-thrashing Death
("Symbolic")... Ok, some guys will find MASS INFECTION
cool, but I really need more power and creativity to be midly impressed!
God-damnit drink more beer and learn how to band your head violently!
Unless you'll never have the pleasure to hear a sincere and powerful
"UUUUUUUUuuuuuuhhhhhh!" during your gigs! An average/
very average demo with a good production.
c/o Lytras Nickos,
87 Karagiannopoulou str, 32100, Livadia, Greece.
POWER (Chile) Breaking your head Demo tape'04. IRONFIST KOMMANDO.
beer, two beers, and your local posers get all lost!
two beers, and they get the spiked fist of metal in their face!
beer, two beers, and we thrown them in the thrashing pit! Face the
puke fucking death! GURGLES OF AGONY!!!
MASSIVE POWER from Chile
plays it cool and old school... Nostalgic thrash metal that makes
me feel exactly at the right place: In bed with Satan! Ah Ah!
has a quite burning atmosphere that flows like a nice warmed up
mood of beer, and the music evokes early KREATOR/ old METALLICA
(Ride the lightning) with reminiscenes of old TESTAMENT. They play
it well balanced and mixed between fast thrashing moments and mid-placed
riffings tending to melodies à la early Lars Ulrich. Vocals aren't
screamed. The band has at least 3 demos. As often it's not beerfect,
not really emotionally overwhelming from the scars, and some guys
will think it’s not aggressive or speed-deadly-extreme enough for
thrash metal, but the riffings actually riffs quite well, some guitars
are crooked enough to nicely catch your skull and I like the mood...
So that's enough for me to say: "this is a cool Demo".
Those who like this style might get into the beer. INTO THE BEER!
(Pol) Promo CDr 2004.
MASTABAH boozed to desecrate it a brutal
way, spiking the anus, an averagely "mowdern" way.
of the music is kind of ultra fast (Say blablablasting if you will),
and some mowments probably need a good concentration to be achieved...
You could think abouwt many Us Bruwtargh stuwfs, like old DEVOURMENT,
for a big exampeul, but few older influences like mid old MORBID
ANGEL, FALLEN CHRIST's impious hyper fast breaks'n technicity, some
SOULLESS (Pol), and few old SAD EX even if most ow it is quite mowdern
a bewtargh way, Hay.
There are many gravity blasts (snare drum
On the other side of the crepitating hand that was chose
for the finger fuck, apart from the brewtality, Gayball Gayblow
didn't fell much emowtionaaargh.
So, it's pwowbably cowectly
bewtal, but lacks ow feewling and own ideaws to be bewtter than
More death an heavy and quite old schoolish
MEGITRON sounds like the old DEICIDE influence ENCABULOS
had on their second demo tape "Dark divinity", mixed with
some old GRAVE/ BAPHOMET and crusty punk influenced riffs à la AUTOPSY
(old) or MUCUPURULENT ("Sicko baby"). The quite deaf production
that makes it more heavy and hot'n comfortable, as well as the mixed
use of growls and screamed vocals reminds me of old EXHUMED (Split
CD with HEMDALE). The songs sound quite well built and flowing,
even if nothing really explosive or burning occurs in this 4 songs
package. This apparently has a nice life-length of comforable listening
Even if there's nothing new or really catchy, this
demo totally sounds like what I expected from a good hot demo tape
around 1998-99, both in terms of production and music (Of corpse
it's something I still enjoy nowadays, no one to change it's FAVE
musical style every 6 months in there! Ah! Don't talk about your
usual 'evolution', I mean something deeper that can't be affected
by our usual superficial randomizings of personality) and I think
it might still be of some appeal for those who like the "heavier"
side of Death metal, or even some fans of not too dirty goregrind
for the guttural vocals and crusty punk aspect.
So, that's a
cool demo the fans of the style will nicely dig with few beers or
a big pack of warming cakes under hand.
Concact : Sorry I don’t
find it anymore… Maybe their myspace page was deleted or bullshit…
If you know about them, thanx to mail me!
ECROF (Bra) Useless way of the cross Demo'04.
times did I see the logo of MESEMON ECROF on some Portuguese written
flyers, and the name kinda caught my attention because of its 'exotic'
(better said not understandable) and quite strange sonority. The
curiosity kept growing little by little, as I saw the name popping
up from here and there... But unfortunately it wasn't possible to
put an hear on their "Old school death"... especially
since the band do not speak English!! Was it one more metallic damnation?
When I could finally put an hear on these tracks, some
kind of quite tasteful deception could be felt: where's the old
school death metal every one announced? Ok, this sounds like old-influenced
Death metal, but it's very much blast-ridden and finally I don't
hear many differences with all the Brazilian bands trying to emulate
KRISIUN's style. I should say there are also some slower parts and
other influences that could remind of old SARCOFAGO, old DEICIDE,
and some old Brutal death.
The drumming that wastes a quite important
couple of riffs isn't tight enough to kill, it's fast and fast...
but kinda runs everywhere without the needed minimum of martial
precision! I should say there's nothing special or killer, just
an average (sometimes almost cool) demo with a lack of drumming
It might please the fans of 3rd grade KRISIUN copies,
but there are many more efficient bands.
So I will tell the band: same
player, try again. Come back next time with more strength and will
to kill. And most important: Work fucking hard!
This band was initially announced as a brutal
Crust/ Grind band (If I'm not wrong), and "MIDAS" sounds
like a cool name for a fast as fuck crust band: as fast as the old
Greek myth that was said to be a very fast runner! So I was quite
curious about their music. Now I heard their demo, here's my opinion:
rather disappointed! First of all, this isn't brutal crust grind
since no blasts are here! And the drum patterns aren't real crustcore
d-beats, nope, it's somekind of thrash Hardcore. Only the riffs
are crust induced. Uh.
So what you hear is somekind of Hardcore
thrash crust being very much influenced by old DOOM, old DISRUPT
and the likes. It's mainly old school.
The riffs in itself aren't
bad, but there's a tightness problem mainly coming from the drums.
So that's average/ very average in my opinion. MIDAS is at the
level of playing alcoholic gigs and rehearsing a lot in my hears...
Not the good time for recordings! Some HxCx poofsters might be interested
since I heard worst HxCx/ Punk of this kind few years ago...
Skud recs. BP 515, 33001 BORDEAUX.
(Pol) Embrace the night Demo'04.
Who the fuck tried to say
"UUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHhhhhhh!!"? Motherfucker! When a band
do not really kick your fat ass, you have no right to evoke ancient
Death metal entities from the killer metallic past! Ah! What you
could hear in this demo is somekind of ok-sounding Death grind with
too much melodies black metal influences... one more time there's
too much melodies to kick the fat bottoms of the beer drinking metallers!
The beginning of the thing seems like decent Death grind with Brutal
death touches from the end 90's, these Death metal elements happen
to appear during these 3 tracks, but the too happy and melodic Black
metal influences waste the power of the putrid death and emerging
screams of the agonizing endlessly dormant who suffers the worst
soul-shredding traumas in his tormented sleep! More happy demos
of this kind and the really putrid and hateful one will wake up
to severely kick your ass!!!
So, this nicely produced demo might
please those who like rather melodic black metal with a bunch of
melodically melodic touches of melody, with some death metal (the
rather 90's brutal way). Of corpse it's quite decently played and
might sound cool for some guys, but that's their problem! I'm not
impressed and interested, so I won't let any beer flow! "Throw
away the melodic stuffs or forget Death metal" is the only
way for this band!
(Fra) Masquerading as god Demo CDr’06.
MISGIVINGS is a French
evil Death metal band that exists in the deep underground since
the mid 90's, but we didn't hear much about them, probably because
of their few recorded manifestations of revenge.
is fast ridden and reminds of old MORBID ANGEL as well as early
DEICIDE, but some obscure names from the past such as FALLEN CHRIST
(For some quite technical guitar evocations followed by bass lines
climbing up high to rape the heavens), INFESTER (For the old styled
death) and some KRISIUN riffing could be detected in here and after.
There are some almost thrashy riffings that could sounds like some
early MERCILESS (Swe) or early AGRESSOR (Fra).
The guitar playing
is quite technical and complex, with a bunch of evil sounding polyphonies.
if I enjoy the atmosphere reincarnated in there songs, and few riffs
are really old school sounding, I didn't detected much really catchy
(as hell) and brutally spiking your mind. And there seems to be
some tightness problems, it might be a matter of production (That
isn't the best, even if it's Ok for a demo) but the drumming seems
like it's quite lost in the fastest moments. The whole doesn't sound
that massive and united to kill half of the time.
For sure, it's
a band I'd enjoy live, but right now they only have the right burning
atmosphere and nicely worked guitars. More is needed to really hook
the listeners and force them to buy this demo, and play it again
and again in aeternum! It's only average now.
I wish them good
luck and perseverance to reach more tightness and procreate really
death evoking riffs.
(Swe) The blood rise Demo'04.
Black metal the Norwegian way
with the bassist of DARK FUNERAL. The whole sounds better and more
professional than many crap black metal demos! On a musical point
of spike, it could be comparable to some old DARK FUNERAL (Fast
blasts and semi melodic riffs) or MAYHEM (Blasting parts or strange
slow/ mid placed moments). Some slow/ mid placed riffs sound strange,
kinda like MAYHEM (Grand declaration of war) or VOÏVOD, a will to
sound original is there, but MORDICHRIST only sounds strange.
vocals tend to follow those of Attila (or a bit of Maniac- last
releases) with more or less success. (It happens to sound strange
as well as too soft and lacking of dementia).
Even if some nice
sounding riffs and not so bad ideas are there, there's nothing much
memorable or ass-kicking. A melting of everheard ideas coming from
different kinds of music resulting in a more "original"
decent mixture. Just decent fast Black metal with few strange influences.
(Jap) Satanic serial murder Tape'04. BLOODBATH.
Pure filth and decomposing bodies lying everywhere under the flesh
ripping will of the mighty ball grinding acid! What you have here
is a nice as fuck underground D.I.Y tape offering 19 tracks of the
Japanese grinders MORTALIZED, and the most important, with a good
amount of new or unreleased tracks! Ah!
MORTALIZED is still practicing
total blast death grind meets grindcore and few influences of noisecore
or hypnotizing evil! But contrary to the layout of this (semi-official?)
tape, MORTALIZED plays its thing properly and clean with aggression...
it's not dirty as a rotting corpse, nor evil.
These new and unreleased
tracks could have similarities with PIG DESTROYER, DISCORDANCE AXIS,
BIRDFLESH as well as many Death grind bands, with a zest of aggressive
screaming grind at the top of the volcano. These new tracks sound
a bit more aggressive than before, it's also more compact and structured
The jumping vile pus emanating from this tape lets
me see tracks taken from the "Absolute mortality" MCD,
a split Ep with EVOL, and an old demo are also bathing in sulfuric
Taking the whole pus in consideration, there might won't
be more brutal ejaculations for those who need it overall intense
as fuck and catchy as a thousand simultaneous multinational plane
crashes, but these new tracks have enough aggression to please (or
at least entertain) those who like screaming grind in a rather new
school, yet not too weird nor experimentally spermicidal way! MORTALIZED's
next real CD release seems like it will kick some brutal cock eating
bottoms! Worth the brutal listening in my rotting self-afflicting
opinion! Make your own mind coz I read very various feedbacks about
this band... I'm rather in for the kill!
(Estonia) Six grinded piles Demo CD’05.
Fingers, in the deepness.
inner skin is all wet and charmed by this unholy presence.
the blood from your quartered inner flesh, I play the MORTOPHILIA
Demo to tease your imploring wounds.
As the songs are decently
built, I shred in the rythm.
The prodution isn't so cool, and
lacks of heaviness, I have the usual idea to bit to blood your juicy
The music is very much old Cannibal corpse influenced...
you see where I'm coming from... A good old meat hook sodomy! Or
maybe "Stripped, raped and strangled" might be nice?
for your nicely rounded back, this isn't original music, so my coïtal
creativity won't go much further than the good old pounding the
brutal way. (It might be more efficient during gigs).
able to cum blood in your chopped in half backwards.
might be a nice choice if you want a convenient Brutal fuck the
old and usual way. But remember new original ideas awake new passions
and burning orgasms. And new ideas can be totally brutal! (No need
to fullfil your ass with gay stuffs! Hu!). So, what's the fuck?
More intensity and brutal originality (the obscure way) is what
(Estonia) Morbid dreams in toxic steam Demo’03.
discussion about the Estonian metal scene, the beer drinking motherfucker
Nathaniel (Editor of the MUTILATING PROCESS Mag) advised me to check
out MORTOPHILIA! And here we are motherfucker! What you have here
is somekind of Death grind with Brutal death and few semi technical/
melodic touches that could sound as a mix of old CANNIBAL CORPSE
("Tomb of the mutilated"), some old DEICIDE, with some
old SINISTER in blasts. They sometimes remind me a purulent zest
of EXHUMATOR's Demo'94 (The best one).
The whole music isn't
original nor especially killer, and there are bloody mistakes, but
some riffs sound okey and I heard the guys are young bastards. I
was also told their live sets are quite impressive.
production of this demo lacks of power!! The band shares this opinion
and so they didn't spread the thing much. Wish'em some better recording
possibilities for the next putrid demo, as well as a brutal spiked
Death-Kompressor lifting of hell! Average, but the future looks
(Usa) Blinded by hate Demo CDr’04.
perverse malignancy and grimrobbed dust.
What you have here is
a kind of fast and blasting black metal influenced by DARK FUNERAL/
WAR/ SACRAMENTUM (with touches of DISSECTION/ NOMICON) and some
brutal death ideas nailed from here and there.
At the first approach,
the blasting as fuck black metal sounds Ok, but with a slightly
deeper approach it's only your usual and easy raw black metal riffs
(with few melodies).
The more death metallic parts are what sound
good in MOURNING! (For example the 2nd song has a nice mid placed
riff that could remind of BRUTALITY and would have been catchy with
some deep screams of growling anguish! They also have nice heavy
creeping riffs à la INCANTATION/ ENCABULOS/ DARKLORD! and nice tremolos
à la old NILE (1st CD).
The brutal drummer is efficient: super
fast double bass drums, tight as fuck blasts and nice tom-rumbles!
their blast metal riffs that infest around 60 or 70% of their music
are less impressive in my hears: a part of it sounds Ok, while the
remaining lacks of energy and conviction... It falls a bit a sleep
by moments and some structures would need to be reworked and severely
blood-injected to gain more efficiency of death!
in spikes and sodomy, this demo has its moments, good ideas and
nice brutal sides, but it also has too much average stuffs in my
opinion! They have a quite cool potential to evolve into something
ass-kicking, but some work on structures and efficiency is needed
for that! They've just signed for an album deal, wish them good
(Fra) Treason Demo'05.
What you have here is some kind of
an old school death metal demo not being unpleasant to listen. The
tracks follow some kind of old school death meets old brutal death
patterns of obscurity, with rather mid placed or heavy tempos. MUTILHATE
happens to remind me of old CANNIBAL CORPSE, BOLT THROWER, DEATH
(mid old, for the quite melodic riffs), some DEICIDE, ENCABULOS.
There's nothing new or original, but few dark Black Death 'harmonies'
bring few variations (a bit like SAMAEL on "Ceremony of opposites").
riffs are quite cheezy and lack of ass-kicking power, that's a shame
since some guitar impalements have enough death metal spirit to
make you scream during gigs! I don't like some of the drum-patterns
that sound like an 'autoplay": it lacks of energy.
all, it's an average demo with some good ideas from here and there.
The band has to rework their songs' structures and to be more critical
towards the morbid resonance of their riffs, then they'll be able
to offer something really deadly and quite catchy. Good luck, since
a deadly atmosphere is here! Email: email@example.com
(Swe) Abysmaltician Demo CDr'06
Even though NAUSEANT reside
in Sweden, there's no Entombed/ Grave/ Dismember to be found in
their Death metal... No! Their sound is much more Finnish, with
strong influences of DEMILICH's bizarre instructive decompositions.
This is not ultra fast, but rather tends to a variety of tempos,
with a taste for the doomy. The band's aim seems to create something
strange, intriguing and obscure, and they do it quite well... This
is quite original music that doesn't forget the morbid roots of
Death metal! So few current "original" bands could be
proud of this fact that NAUSEANT becomes even more putrid.
also found a bit of CREMATORY(Swe)'s first demos for some cryptic
riffs, touches of old COMECON for dissonant guitars and eventually
a bit of DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA for the strange approach. The production
reminds me a bit the first VIOGRESSION Lp, for its cool moody atmosphere.
high-pitched guitar focus the creation of strange dissonant melodies...
It works more or less well, sometimes it's a bit too "strange"
(It might be due to the production or the fact guitars might not
be totally in the right tune? I don't know... It might also be a
lack of heavy guitars to underline some of the dissonant leads...).
As well as many "experimental" kinds of music you happen
to wonder what they exactly want to do with some riffs; But you
might understand that later… And aren’t few ‘new’ morbid ideas welcome
in your coffin?
Of corpse this demo isn't perfect, but for a
first recording it's encouraging and quite welcome. The atmosphere
(Swe) Declaration of Gore Demo'04.
The dark aura of pure
fucking death emerges one more time from the unknown abyss, the
past sufferances and tourmenting frustrations of a thousand damned
generations takes over your body and mind as the anger of the undead
grows until total necrophagia!
NECROCIDE has brutally evolved
since their last Demo dating back to 2002! These new tracks sound
a bit more Brutal, with an almost appearant Brutal death metal damnation
along the lines of old KRISIUN meets ENCABULOS and some early DEICIDE!
This is blasting Brutal death the old way that could remind of obscure
entities of darkened human devourment such as INCANTATION or early
SUFFOCATION! (Yes, Suffocation had some real underground Death metal
riffs the old way in their first releases.). Of course some newer
influences in the Death metal spectrum can be felt, it could be
situated between some SUFFOCATION ("Despise the sun"),
some MORBID ANGEL etc... But this isn't overabusively technical
nor moshing or anything too 'modern'.
On the other hand, even
if these tracks are quite correctly built, there's not much suprises
and (as usual)nothing new. NECROCIDE doesn't offer something ground
breaking with this new Demo, but I appreciate this kind of quite
'old school' Brutal death metal done in the right obscure way! Some
guys who like it brutal and not abusively new school might be interested.
Quite cool and in the right way!
(Swe) Black lust Demo'04.
Bloody fart of hell! This is pure
fucking shit!! It fucking sucks! One more teenagers’ band who try
to rip off early DARKTHRONE, but cruelly fails since there was fucking
nothing to steal!! Ah! (And who needs more than a single Darkthrone??).
Of course the music is "Necro" and raw as usual, but the
tracks and riffs are ways too simple (and expectable)! Plus the
vocals are wayyyyyyyyyyys to thin and sound like a castrated cat
being hungry and in the need for its dinner... evil isn't it? Next
time drink some beers before recording anything! If it doesn't sound
good, you'll at least seem drunk... fucking farters!
a fucking ecclesiastic meeting of shit! I'd rather fuck a goddamn
big and ugly perverse nun ill from a massive chronic farts attack
than to hear this shit! Ah!
(Ger) Inputcollapse Demo CDr'04. INTO THE WARZONE.
saw the band name and quite necro looking logo in the inside of
the booklet, I expected NECROMORPH to play quite old styled Death
metal. But what you see is not really what you get!
gauge the fart shoot, I'd rather say NECROMORPH plays a mix between
obscure death, old styled brutal death, grind'n crusty stuffs and
even some gory influences.
Depending on the song that cumshoots
your head, you could happen to view the sarcastic remembrances of
IMMOLATION/ INCANTATION, end 90's US Brutal death like CANNIBAL
CORPSE (or typically forgotten demo bands of the style), or some
HAEMORRHAGE/ early MUCUPURULENT... Some obscure moments sound cool,
but there's also a dose of usual brutal death, and a not really
serious aspect that do not please much my need for embalming putridity...
Some crusty moments, simple almost GUT/ MUCUPURULENT alike riffs
or high-pitched vocals lack of Death and circumcising conviction...
It's just convenient after all... Welcome to your convenient Death?
hu!? The production is quite deaf, but it brings a little more obscurity
to the whole.
Horr in horr, that's an average demo with some
cool ideas of obscurity from here and there... But due to the band
name, and first riffs, I expected something more Deadly and obscure!
It might suit your poofting tastes if you really want to listen
to this style and if are not against something less deadly and serious
sounding... But we are into DEATH! No need to dissolve the putridity:
Get it right to the point!
(Fra) Rural music for rural people Demo CDr 2005.
Penetrating the pores of the mollusk liquefied,
the sweat oral flesh of formaldehyde,
There are better things
in hospital than dead-boredom!
The tetraplegic fellatio.
of our medicine cows.
The tetraplegic fellatio.
the fresh dissolved muscular... For the insane toothless...
phantasms of tetraplegia!
If you don't
ask me, I'll tell you so: This demo sounds quite cool! Brutal Death
meets Death metal reinhumating the early years of EXHUMED and HEMDALE,
with some influences that do not totally belong to the brutal (few
quite melodic, and a zest of hardcore stuffs). With great growling,
gargling, screaming...insane varied vocals (Done by the vocalist
of HAPPY FACE).
To konklude in gonkulation, this demo isn't really
memorable, or killer on a riffing point of laceration, it's rather
refreshing and well built enough for few cool tetraplegic rides,
and the vocal performance is worth your disjoncted attention.
(Swe) Ovations to putrefaction Demo tape 2004.
At last here's
some deadly and obscure Death metal!! Far from any kind of dispirited,
bastardized or incestuously raped metal of Death, two musicians
split their previous band and recruited two other metallers to form
NECROVATION on the ashes of DAS ÜBER EVILS! This is a kind of totally
obscure Swedish Death metal in the early war lines of the style!
Expect no gothish melodies or any kind of other evolution of the
style: pure mourning fucking death in the vein of CARNAGE, NIHILIST,
early ENTOMBED with strange riffs à la early CADAVER! It has both
fast punching death riffs, mid placed corpses' dances, almost Deathgrind
moments and slower creeping P.U.R.U.L.E.N.CE!
have their share of deadly doomed riffs that evoke a colder early
PARADISE LOST ("Lost paradise"), the desperate violin
of misery in the 3rd track will make you rot in hell à la early
MY DYING BRIDE! The faster parts could sound like REPULSION and
early SEANCE, but the spirit is more morbid. Brutal and cold as
a deadly cadaver fuck at the time of the sexy witches' dance!
NECROVATION offers nothing new much than your good old very Swedish
influenced Death metal, but they perform their tracks with enough
feeling of death and desperate anger of the living death to please
the hordes of NIHILIST worshipping Death metal maniacs! Support
them if you worship NIHILIST, (old) ENTOMBED and CARNAGE, you won't
ON THE LIST (Fra) Next on the list Demo CDr'06.
isn't old school or putrid, but well done. Quite modern Grindcore
that does not tend to tortured hardcore, but follows a cleaner style
with tight playing and nicely laid out structures. The demo contains
quite varied influences in the extreme: Some old styled grind, some
crust, some heavy HC, deathcore... Even if the atmosphere isn't
the same, NOTL isn't so far from NAPALM DEATH (Last albums) with
a bit of ANANDA/ NOSTROMO, plus some PIG DESTROYER ("Prowler
in the yard") alike blasts... I won't draw more comparisons
since I'm not specialized...
This is a neat demo with everything
apparently falling at the right place, but I would need something
really emotional to feel nutt-grabbed, and a bit more blasts would
be nice. This recording that owns enough arguments to fit the needs
of "modern" grinders was recently released as a split
CD with THE BLACK CHAIN on the French label SHOW ME YOUR TITS. The
band has the potential to break some bones (And not some balls,
ahah... Unless you're entirely retro and bound to the past; I think
this band wouldn't bother most of extreme music listeners...), time
will tell how they'll evolve...
(Estonia) Required sacrifices Demo CD’05.
I heard an
Mp3 of this band and it sounded nice: Quite obscure and old styled
Death metal. So, I asked them to send their demo, with a hope for
something nice… But strange surprise: This Mp3 and the band name
aren’t representative of what could be found here! It’s much more
melodic! Some kind of melodic death with some old techno death influences…
Sometimes we aren’t far from Gothenburp, even if it’s not the main
style of the band. There are quite nice strange moments à la mid
old DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA that could also remind strange riffs from
ATROCITY’s “ Blut ”… while some guitars could sound like an average
mid old DEATH. This band tries to sound original in parts, but it
doesn’t work… I feel half of the riffs should be erased and the
songs could be improved.
It’s just an average mid placed/ melodic
death demo with few nice moments. For a first recording, it could
have been worse, but it’s also too calm and melodic too be decently
called “ Death metal ” !
I strongly advice them to focus on the
strangest riffs they have and inject much more Death, bizarrre,
and brutal itensity!
(Fra) Nothing but ashes Demo’04.
Rare are the black metal
demos I can listen from the beginning to the end, without the appearance
of boredom or a bestial anti-grim convulsion! But NIRNAETH remained
entertaining enough in my hears.
It might be because the band
didn't choose to play minimalist music nor decided to archaïcally
record their songs, or because the decently structured 4 tracks
of this demo aren't strictly bound in aggressive black metal fields
(Some elements of Death and Heavy metal can be felt).
all, what we have here is decent fast Black metal (that isn't too
raw) and the band apparently has a will to compose logically structured
tracks. The musicians decently handle their instruments, and even
if his strange screamings aren't much of my kind, the vocalist sounds
Of course some things need to
be improved: some riffs sound quite too much everheard (rework it?),
it lacks of real surprises in structures, and the low frequencies
happen to be overdriven (like some old demos). But for a first demo
I must say it sounds quite encouraging.
I didn't feel something
really emotional or deeply shocking, they do not seem to have blown
a black fuse (what about a cerebral explosion of cancerous carbon?),
but NIRNAETH seems to have enough darkened attributes to haunt the
underground wanderings of some Black metal fans who do not limit
themselves to sterile excrements!
(Bra) Returning to the slaughter Demo CDr'04.
So heavy metal
keeps on coming back, little by little, as a nice yellow liquid
to slowly but surely fulfill some massive mash tun (you'd love to
The average level of current old styled Heavy metal
bands seems like it has globally increased, so many underground
bands are more enjoyable on a listening point of view, and you could
listen without too many fears of boredom or shitting riffs... In
this case, NOSFERATU from Brazil, plays something I'd simply call
NWOBHM, since it's very much influenced by old IRON MAIDEN and the
first MERCYFUL FATE album, with few touches of thrash or even speed
metal (Think Metallica or Exodus). The songs are quite well composed
around a "lot" of changes on riffs that 'generally' do
not suck, vocals are quite varied (Sung, sometimes screamed, but
not eccentric), and the production is quite cool for a demo (It
reminds me the first Mercyful fate album)... On a MAIDEN point of
view, I wouldn't say they're very influenced by the first two albums
but rather by the beginning of Dickinson epoch (Rather the most
hard rockin' heavy way, than the progressive turns... With quite
a lot of epic guitars and polyphonies). I'm not a big Heavy metal
specialist, but I can at least say this NOSFERATU demo can be a
nice listening once in the mood for something cool and heavy metallic...
Even if it doesn't particularly kill or thrill, it's all okey according
to the standards of this epoch, and the music flows quite well.
Feel the mood :-)
WINTER (Gre) Abomination virginborn Demo'03 NUCLEAR WINTER
Nuclear winter: Doesn't it remind you a SODOM track on
the "Persecution mania" LP? But the style on this Demo
sounds more life the bands who emerged from Sweden around 88-91
than the first German Thrash metal wave! This is old school Death
Thrash metal that evokes the likes of CARNAGE, DISMEMBER, MERCILESS,
EDGE OF SANITY and NIHILIST! Some Death grind parts à la THE CROWN
or old DIABOLIC are here. They have few Heavy Death metal riffs
that sound obscure à la old INCANTATION, FUNEBRARUM and DETERIOROT.
Some heavy or almost melodic Death metal guitars sound like the
good CD BLOODBATH released this year, but also like some EDGE OF
SANITY's sutffs, which isn't bad. More evil noise and obscure Brutality
would be welcome in some fast parts. Sounds a bit to "nice"
Ok, even if there's nothing special or spectacular
on this NUCLEAR WINTER Demo, there are some nice parts from here
and there. This isn't badly constructed and it has its chances to
awake some obscure nostalgic feelings in some Death metal souls.
(??) Progenitors of mankind's annihilation Demo 2003.
sounds like it was recorded by bored as fuck and drunk teenagers
who has nothing else to do! Fucking losers! For sure these
guys have abused their early ABHORER, SADISTIK EXEKUTION and old
IMPIETY releases! While the music is a noisy old school raw Black
metal noise à la old ABHORER that sometimes tend to raw noise shit
and often sound like pure shit (!!), the vocals are full of reverb
and echo... that sounds like early SADISTIK EXEKUTION (!). The sound
sucks and the vocals are like confused hell dementia. The recording
sucks, I don't hear any riff! This sounds even less listenable than
old KRIEG! This is a very average pile of shit I don't totally dislike
coz of the sadistik vocals... but it remains pure fucking shit!!