tiistai 20. tammikuuta 2009
The Helheim Society Demo Tapes
The Helheim Society - Helheim demo I 1994
1) Pest (Intro)
2) Saga Døden
3) Saga Mørket
The Helheim Society - Walpurgisnatt Demo II 1994
1) Pest II
I finally got off my ass and uploaded my rips of the two demo tapes by the "other" Norwegian Helheim, aka The Helheim Society. The music is cold and industrially tinged Norwegian black metal at it's finest, quite raw and unusual. I read the review for the first demo on some zine in 1994 and sent a tape for the demo. I was very pleased to recieve also the newly released second demo for my efforts as well, along with the stark black and red covers. Looking at the covers (and some of the flyers I received) it was easy to notice some NS tendency. Another unique feature was the neoclassical "Pest" intros.
The reason why it took me so long to upload & share the demos was my dissatisfaction with the initial rips I made. Unfortunately, the quality of both my equipment and the recordings prevent me from improving them much. However, I decided to include both the 1st and 2nd rips I made on each folder, it's still around 40mb/.rar. That gives you the chance to stick to whichever version you want. The second demo has much poorer sound quality than the first one and I'd love to get a better version, if one exists. It's very unfortunate that the band ceased to exist after releasing the "Fenris" MCD.
UPDATE: Fenris was re-released along with Vendetta Blitz material recently. The demos might also be released on CD, looking forward to that. Right now reuploaded them, only 2nd versions of the rips this time.