torstai 23. heinäkuuta 2009

Gothmog (Germany) - Medival Journeys demo 1998

Gothmog (Germany) - Medival Journeys demo 1998
Blood Trips From My Sword
2) Shadows Of The Past I (Medival Echoes)
3) Shadows Of The Past II (In Oration Of Ancient Spirits)
4) Lost In My Dreams (Revised Edition)
5) Night Passion
6) A View Into My Abyss (Special Bonus Track)


Hollow Myths

Medieval synth atmospherics by Ral from Mightiest, started up as atmospheric keyboard-heavy black metal similar to Summoning and evolved into neomedieval darkwave resembling Die Verbannten Kinder Evas' material. I think this demo is the last official Gothmog release but can't remember for sure. I know Ral started another project, synth-driven black metal again, Crescendo Of Pain. Might be that it evolved from this.

I'm pretty sure I have some earlier recordings of Gothmog on some tape because I remember enjoying the black metallish sound and being mildly dissappointed the way this demo turned out. Now that I listen to it again I like it very much, almost as much as DVKE mentioned earlier. The 6th track on the tape is black metal, by the way, will give an impression on the original sound of the project. And almost forgot to mention, I'm not 100% sure of the 3rd tracks title as the cover is very, very hard to read at places (white tiny text on images of flames, see the scan enclosed).

Very much recommended demo. I hope Ral releases the Gothmog material on CD someday.

UPDATE (31-10-13): No CD release but he has made a revised version of "A View to My Abyss" which you can check out here. He also mentions the possibility of re-recording this demo and returning to ambient material somehow. Interesting.

UPDATE (20-02-17): Now there is a CD re-release made by Hollow Myths! It's kinda fancy and apparently (very?) limited so go get it ASAP. I don't know if the first edition with the additional trinkets and memorabilia is the only truly limited one and can't really comment any further as I don't have it but it should be official and looks promising! There are many other related things for the interested so have a look at their site. Link added below d/l.

10 kommenttia:

Winter Demon kirjoitti...

Excellent demo. Hard to find. Perhaps you could also upload some of the older stuff you have from Gothmog. Would be great, or perhaps send me by email. Cheers.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

W.D.: I'd love to but first I'd need to find the tape where I have the stuff and I think it's up in the attic in the dreaded unsorted box, so don't hold your breath! However, if I come across the tape I'll be sure to rip & upload it.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Ive been waiting to hear those words.. Gothmog is awesome.

Xexanoth kirjoitti...

Damn, I just never stop listening to this..

But I want to ask, might you know any other similar bands/projects who sound like Gothmog?


Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Not sure if any as good as this was (except D.S.), but I have several in the similar vein... I will eventually rip & post some. And I will probably try to rip this again, I'm not 100% satisfied.

Xexanoth kirjoitti...

Ok then, thanks! Also, take all the time you need.

And just letting you know, I found the Holocaust (Pol) - Kampfzeit you were looking for. I was amazed, because I left it somewhere with other Polish underground demos. I also found myself Pagan Temple - Fullmoon , which is a great demo.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Excellent, thanks in advance!

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

The link seems to be now broken, is there any chance to bring it back up? It's a hard one to find!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Yeah, I've reuploaded it now!

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Thanks a lot for reuploading. I searched for that one for quite a long time.